Section Conference 2020 Recap

While it may have been delayed and moved online, Echockotee Lodge put on a stellar Section Conference event. The trainings were informative, but they managed to pack some good competition in with a Section S-4 Kahoot and an around your home Scavenger hunt. The Section elections still took place, and Adam L has been elected our new Section Chief. You can read more about that on the Section S-4 website here.

For Lodge competitions, we competed in multiple categories including Best All Around Lodge and the Section Website Competition. We placed 1st in the Section Website Competition.

Currently, Section Conference 2021 is scheduled for April 9-11, 2021 and will be hosted by Tipisa Lodge at camp La-No-Chee. This can still change depending on the world situation as we approach the date, so stay tuned for more information.

2021 Dues & ArrowPass

You can now pay your 2021 Lodge dues! Dues are $15 this year. You must be a current dues paying member to attend any events, including the Winter Weekend (Conclave). You can either pay dues in person at an event or pay them online here: Pay 2021 Lodge Dues

2021 Arrowpass

ArrowPass is another option to paying dues. ArrowPass pays your dues, registration for 5 Lodge events, and guarantees a patch from each event as well. Think of it as a pre-pay option to your event registrations. This year ArrowPass is being offered at $120. If you choose to buy ArrowPass, you do NOT need to pay dues separately. Learn more and purchase 2021 ArrowPass here: Purchase 2021 ArrowPass (ArrowPass needed to be purchased by January 3, 2021).

First Year Arrowman Award

Requirements for the First Year Arrowman Award are now available for download here: First Year Arrowman Award Requirements. They can also be found under the resources tab on the forms and downloads page.

This award is intended for those brothers who are actively involved, above what is expected, in the lodge and their chapter during their first year in the order.

Requirements must be signed off by a member of the LEB, which includes Lodge Chief, Lodge Vice Chiefs, Lodge Secretary, and Chapter Chiefs. Completed forms should be turned into the Lodge Historian.

For questions please email historian@uhtoyehhuttee.org

Mostly Virtual Ordeal 2020 – Netapolis Tachquiwi & Lodge Ordeal

Attend your Ordeal with minimal contact!  We will provide a link to a Lodge video conference on Friday night.  You will begin your experience at home by camping out in your yard Friday night, then visit your local BSA camp for an in-person service day on Saturday.  Return home on Saturday and finish the process online.  Sign up now to get your spot.  If you were elected between February 2019 to now, you are eligible for this historic event.  Sign up for your Mostly Virtual Ordeal now and be a history maker!

Projects will be available at all 4 Greater Tampa Bay Area Council camps:

  • Camp Soule
  • Sand Hill Scout Reservation
  • Camp Owen J. Brorein
  • Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation

Check in at your selected camp by 8:30 am, projects will be completed by 1 pm.  Ordeal candidate’s lunches will be provided. Please do not change camp choice after registering.  

For more details and to register, please visit: Mostly Virtual Ordeal 2020 Registration

Deadline to register is November 4th; no walk-ups, no exceptions.  Current OA members who wish to assist may attend at no charge, but we ask that you register and bring your own lunch.

Fall Conclave 2020 Recap

This past weekend the lodge gathered at Camp Owen J. Brorein for our Fall event.  We offered both Ordeal and Brotherhood opportunities and provided much needed service to the camp.  The lodge contributed over 500 hours of service to the camp over the span of just one day.  Service mostly consisted of burning brush, splitting logs, moving downed trees, and mulching branches.  The lodge welcomed 67 new members upon the completion of their ordeal and 14 members sealed their membership in the OA with brotherhood.  So many people attended the weekend that two Ordeal ceremonies had to be held.

In addition to our weekend of service, everyone also found time to have some great fun.  The basketball court and trading post at Brorein was a hot spot at the end of the day, and dinner on Saturday proved to be a great fellowship opportunity for everyone's chapter.

At the weekend, we all made sure to follow the GTBAC and National OA guidelines on Covid-19. Although the event was only one night, it was a great success.  It offered brotherhood and fellowship in a time we need it the most.

Vigil Nominations Are Open

Click here to nominate an Arrowman

Nominations need to be received by October 3, 2020

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person's conscious endeavors. The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, the Scouting community and Scout Camp.

Each year the lodge is allowed to nominate one member for every fifty active members of the lodge (rounded up to next fifty). Under NO circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor nomination. A nominee must currently be registered in Scouting, be member of the Order of the Arrow, active with  Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge and been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years. Recipients of the Vigil Honor will be selected by secret ballot cast by the youth members of the selection committee. The results of the election will be secret until the recipients are called out before the Lodge assembled for that purpose.

Section S-4 Conference Changed to a Virtual Event

From Twitter:
@SectionS4

Aug 26
Due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a difficult decision has been made to cancel the “in-person” Section Conference.

However, we are excited to announce that Section S-4 is going virtual and the 2020 Virtual Section Conference will take place November 21st and will be FREE for all members.

Register for Section Conference (Registration is Now Closed)

For more information and an event schedule, view the 2020 Section S-4 Virtual Conference Planbook and visit the Section S-4 Website