Time to Pay your Dues
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Ut-In Sélica Lodge dues are renewed annually. Dues can be renewed online or through the mail. Dues are $15 per year. You do not have pay back dues, just the pay the current year to get current. For questions regarding dues status or pocket flap orders, contact email@example.com. Don’t wait, remember you must be a dues paid member to participate in lodge activities.
The Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s Honor Society, is made up of thousands of great Scouts and Scouters like yourself, who were elected to the Order by their fellow Scouts because they saw something in you, something special – those qualities of trust, leadership, friendship, brotherhood, and a desire to serve others – that set you apart.
You undertook the Induction to prove your dedication to the high ideals of service that is the hallmark of our Order. Perhaps you have achieved an even greater understanding of Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui by sealing your membership through the Brotherhood, or even now keep the flame of cheerful service alive through leadership in service. You are an Arrowman and we ask that you continue your support for the Order of the Arrow and its worthy goals which are more important now than ever.
An active member in Ut-In Sélica Lodge is someone who is a currently registered Scout or Scouter in the Mt Diablo Silverado Council with current dues paid. With active membership, you are entitled to attend all functions of the lodge appropriate for your honor level. It also entitles you to wear your OA flap. Technically, if you don’t pay your dues, you are not a member, and the flap should be removed from your uniform.
Think back on your Ordeal. Remember the Obligation and Admonition. Remember … “The ones, who chose you, need you.”
Congratulations to New Candidates
Congratulations on your election as a candidate for membership into the Order of the Arrow, Ut-In Sélica Lodge by your unit. The Order of the Arrow is the Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America and only those elected by their unit as Honor Campers are invited to join. You have one year from the date of your election to formalize your membership by participating in an “Order of the Arrow Induction”. This will be a weekend of friendly service, culminating with an induction ceremony into the Order of the Arrow.
Induction check-in will be between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening, and checkout will be approximately 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The cost of the Ordeal is $50.00, which covers food, Order of the Arrow sash and handbook, Lodge pocket flap, and your first year dues. A notice will be mailed to you about each Induction Weekend, including information on how to register. You MUST pre-register for the Induction. You will need to arrange your own transportation. You might contact your Scoutmaster or Troop or Team OA representative to see if you can ride with anyone else who is going.
The Lodge trading post will also be available with neckerchiefs, pins, Lodge t-shirts, jackets, baseball caps, and other great OA items for sale. Please bring extra money if you would like to purchase anything.
You must bring a signed copy of the standard BSA medical form (Parts A & B) to the Induction with you.
INDUCTION WEEKEND PACKING LIST
Current medical form
Full Class-A uniform (to be worn at check-in)
Backpack (duffle bags are not recommended)
Work clothes (t-shirt, pants & hat)
Close toe shoes for getting in the water
Hydration system or 32-oz. water bottle
Jacket, hat & gloves for cold evenings & mornings
Extra set of dry clothes, including thermo underwear and underwear
Rain gear if rain is in the weather forecast (you should start checking the weather forecast daily the week before the Ordeal)
Tarp (large enough to fold over you in case of rain) for Friday evening
Tent for Saturday night
Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
Lip balm or Chapstick
Personal first aid kit
Toiletries – toothbrush & toothpaste, washcloth, etc.
Toilet paper & resealable plastic bag to carry out waste
Any personal medications
(Prescription medications must be in container with original pharmacy label including patient’s name, doctor’s name, name of medication, and dosage. All medication except inhalers and epi pens must be turned over to the adult leader in charge.)
Tent (for Saturday evening) No tents will be used on Friday evening.
All food will be provided. Please do not bring any food, as it attracts unwanted animals.
Please notify the Lodge Registrar, Mary Chong, at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately of any food allergies or dietary concerns that was not included in you online registration. All food purchases are made in advance as there are no grocery stores nearby.
Congratulations 2016 Vigil Candidates
The 2016 Lodge Banquet ended with the call out of Ut-In Sélica Lodge’s Class of 2016 Vigil Candidates. Most of the Candidates completed their Vigil experience during the Vigil weekend. The circle widens again for new brothers and sisters of the Vigil. Many are worthy, few are called.
Youth called out: Andrew Griffin, Chris Holobetz, Ryan Sanchez, Matthew Morganstein, Bryan Looney, Andrew Zucker, and Jimmy McFeely
Adults called out: Elaine Bishop and Helen Holobetz
National Scout Jamboree
July 19-28, 2017
Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America comes together. To keep up with the latest information, visit the Summit website.
Scouts and Scouters will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Garden Ground hikes, adventure sports, patch trading, and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories.
You won’t want to miss out on this incredible Scouting experience. There are three ways to attend the jamboree:
OA Operation Arrow
Arrowmen can sign up for OA Service Corps and experience the jamboree program while serving alongside their brothers from across the nation. Operation Arrow staff members support the jamboree program in three primary OA program areas: the Service Corps, the Trek Guides and the Indian Village.
The Service Corps will help support the jamboree program by providing manpower to service projects all across the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
The OA Trek Guides will lead jamboree participants on an all-day adventure beginning at the unit campsite and ending at the highest point at SBR, Garden Ground Mountain.
The OA Indian Village will provide jamboree participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in American Indian history in fun and interactive ways.
Serving on OA staff at a jamboree is a demanding, yet rewarding experience. Staff members should be prepared to work a full day on most days, with at least one full day off to enjoy the exciting jamboree program. Youth staff members have access to evening recreation opportunities, along with special programming exclusive to OA staff.
The summer of 2017 seems like a long time away, but planning for the next national Scout jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) is already well underway. Join the corps for what is sure to be the experience of a lifetime, as a part of Operation Arrow at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree!
OA Western Region Section 3N
The National Order of the Arrow is organized into four geographical regions. Ut-In Selica is located in the Western Region. The Western Region is divided into 13 sections.
Lodge Texting Service
Ut-In Sélica Lodge is taking communications to a new level! Remind is a program that allows us to safely and efficiently interact with Arrowmen about upcoming events. All personal information is kept private.