Section Conference is Florida’s premier event for exciting competitions, leadership training, interactive games, and amazing fellowship with other Arrowmen throughout the Section. This year, Section Conference is being held April 8-10 at Wallwood Scout Reservation in Quincy, FL. We don't want anyone to miss out on the great trainings and competitions that will be offered.
The Quest for the Golden Hoof
The first ever Quest for the Golden Hoof (Chapter v. Chapter Games) was a great success! The chapter's went head to head in volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, tug-o-war, frozen t-shirt, knot tying, bullpardy!, kickball, and the adviser sink-a-thon.
Congratulations to Netopalis Tachquiwi for winning the inaugural quest! It was an action packed event that gave the lodge and chapter's not only a great fellowship opportunity, but a chance to practice some of the games that will be offered at section conference (April 8-10). Registration for section conference is now open, but it closes April 1st, so don't wait!
Lodge Elections were held at Spring Fellowship for the 2022-2023 lodge year. Congratulations to the new Executive Board and everyone who ran. Your 2022-2023 Lodge Officers are:
- Ryan S | Chief
- Carson C | Vice Chief of Operations
- Ben A | Vice Chief of Membership
- Alex B | Secretary
- Mark P | Treasurer
- Drew K | Historian
They will take office at the Golden Bull Awards Banquet on May 7th at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Registration is now open.
The Vigil Honor
Spring Fellowship is home to our lodge's annual Vigil Callout. This year 14 brothers were called out for, and earned, the Vigil Honor. All of the recipients and their vigil names can be viewed using this link: https://uhtoyehhuttee.org/award-recipients/vigil-honor-recipients/ Congratulations!
Spring Fellowship at Sand Hill Scout Reservation is being held in just a couple weeks! We're so excited to see everyone there for chapter vs. chapter games, elections, Brotherhood, the Vigil Callout, and more.
The Quest for the Golden Hoof
This year, we are introducing the Quest for the Golden Hoof, which is our new and revamped chapter vs chapter games. The chapter who comes in first will receive ultimate bragging rights and their name on the inaugural trophy that will be awarded at the lodge banquet in May.
Boogie Like It's 1970!
Spring Fellowship will continue our year theme of Bulls Through Time as we visit the 1970s, including a karaoke and 70s costume competition, so make sure to bring your best 70s outfit. If the lodge meets its attendance goal, the lodge chief will take some serious heat in the way of spice; you won't want to miss it. Registration closes February 27th, so don't wait. Just remember to pay your 2022 dues before registering.
You can register using this link. See you in the 70s!
Ever wanted to be a part of the Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee lodge leadership team? Then make sure to come to Spring Fellowship where we will be electing our 2022-23 Lodge Executive Board, including the Lodge Chief, Vice Chief of Operations, Vice Chief of Membership, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. If you want to run for any of these lodge positions, you must receive lodge adviser approval prior to Spring Fellowship. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive approval. The final day to request approval is Thursday, March 3rd. If you want more information on the responsibilities of each of these positions, you can view the Officer Duties and Responsibilities document here.
Winter Conclave was Amazing! We had 177 people show up out of over 200 registered! We had 50 brothers complete their ordeal and 9 seal their membership with the brotherhood. Lodge members participated in a horse race, lassoing, and panning for gold and we watched the movie Rango. Everyone had an wonderfull time and we can’t wait to see you at the next event. Keep an eye out for Spring Fellowship, and go check out the bulletin!
Fall Conclave was fantastic! We had 150 people show up out of 180 registered! We had 50 brothers complete their ordeal and 21 seal their membership with the brotherhood. Lodge members participated in jousting and chess and we watched the movie Shrek 3. Everyone had an great time and we can’t wait to see you at the next event. Keep an eye out for Winter Conclave, and go check out the bulletin!
Lost in Serving Others…
Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge and council, Scouting, and their community. 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. The Vigil Honor cannot be earned by a person’s conscious endeavor; it comes as a recognition of unselfish leadership in service . It is said that the Vigil seeks its own.
Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting, in good standing in a regularly chartered lodge, and who has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor.
The lodge is now taking recommendations through November 9, 2021 for the 2022 Vigil Class.
Recommendations form is now closed
Missed out on the In-Person Lodge Leadership Development in August? Don't Worry! All of the trainings have been recorded and made available to you. Choose from Group Communications, Goal Setting, Servant Leadership, and More! We want to make sure everyone has the chance to grow their leadership skills both in the OA and out. You can access these amazing resources here or using the link on the sidebar:
If you email the completed worksheet to email@example.com, you'll even receive a free LLD patch at our next event!
An amazing thank you to all of our presenters and everyone else who helped make LLD a reality this year. We look forward to many more LLDs to come!
Bull Weekend was a great success! We had over 30 brothers complete their ordeal and 16 seal their membership with the brotherhood. Over 500 hours of service were given to Flaming Arrow, which is amazing! The weekend wasn’t all work. It saw the first installment of this year’s theme “Bulls Through Time” with a prehistoric themed weekend and dino-tastic activities and games. Everyone had an awesome time and we can’t wait for the next event. Keep an eye out for LLD and fall conclave.
NOAC will be held July 25 – July 30, 2022 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The University of Tennessee also hosted the 1977, 1992, and 2000 NOACs. Attendance is encouraged from Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge 89, so make your $100 deposit today. Airline and bus transportation plus contingent souvenirs are an additional cost that will be approximately total cost of $??? must be paid by ????. All fees are paid through the Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge. Do NOT make payments through the national office. NOAC features amazing shows, top-notch training, competition in sports, ceremonies, American Indian dance and singing and much more! If you are an adult Arrowman, your goal should be to recruit as many youth as you can to attend. If you are a youth Arrowman, your goal should be to recruit as many youth as you can to attend.