2021 ORDER OF THE ARROW ELECTIONS
Kon Wapos Lodge is conducting virtual elections for new Order of the Arrow youth members through March 31st. All elections will be done using a virtual process and no in-person elections will be held. Unit leaders of Scouts, BSA and Venturing units can request a unit election.
CHANGES IN OA ELECTION ELIGIBILITY CAMPING REQUIREMENTS
Temporary Camping Requirements for the 2021 calendar year election cycle:
- The limitation on counting no more than three (3) nights of short-term camping in a single month is increased to five (5) nights per month. All other requirements for virtual short-term camping eligibility remain in effect.
- The requirement for a long-term camp of five (5) consecutive nights is relaxed. While council long-term camps should be utilized if available, any combination of short-term and/or long-term nights, in camp or virtual, that are part of a BSA unit-organized unit camping event held within the two years prior to election may be counted toward the 15 night requirement.
Any youth member elected in 2020 who has not completed their Ordeal induction in 2020, is eligible as a candidate through 2021 and does not need to be re-elected. Remaining candidates from 2020 and newly elected candidates for OA membership in 2021 will be invited to complete their Ordeal during 2021. Nominations from unit committees for OA adult candidates will be accepted until March 31, 2021. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to request a virtual unit election or go to www.konwapos.org.
Callout ceremonies for newly elected members will be conducted at Council camporees in April and May, and during summer camp at Camp Hiawatha and Bear Paw. A callout ceremony is not required for a candidate to participate in the Ordeal induction weekend.
ORDER OF THE ARROW DUES
OA members can remain members in good standing by paying their dues for 2021.Your $15 in annual dues are used to fund camperships for summer camp, service projects, youth leadership development, and more.
If you were a member of the OA years ago and wish to reconnect with the OA, you can pay your dues and become an active member of Kon Wapos Lodge.
KON WAPOS LODGE CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
- April 23-25: Spring Fellowship at Camp Rokilio (in conjunction with council camporee)
- June 4-6: Spring Conferences, Gardner Dam & Hiawatha (Ordeal inductions & Brotherhood)
- June 11-13: Spring Conferences at Bear Paw & Camp Rokilio (Ordeal Inductions & Brotherhood)
- Aug. 20-22: Lodge Gathering at Camp Hiawatha (Ordeal Inductions & Brotherhood)
- Oct. 8-10: Fall Conferences, Location TBD (Ordeal Inductions & Brotherhood)
- Dec. 3-5: Lodge Leadership Development at Gardner Dam Scout Camp
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