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September 28th – 30th, 2018 Induction – Camp Herms
September 2018 – Date & location to be determined
Early Spring of 2019 – Date & location to be determined
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 current 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 OA representative to see if you can ride with anyone else who is going. PLEASE INFORM YOUR RIDE THAT YOU SHOULD BE PICKED UP AT APPROXIMATELY 10:00 am SUNDAY MORNING.
The Lodge trading post will also be available with neckerchiefs, pins, Lodge t-shirts, jackets, and other great OA items for sale. Please bring extra money if you would like to purchase anything.
You must bring a copy of the standard BSA medical form (Parts A & B) to the Induction with you. When registering online, please print the medical form, fill it out and bring it with you to the Induction.
If you have any questions about the Induction or you cannot register online please contact the Lodge Registrar, Ms. Mary Chong at email@example.com or call the Council office at (925) 674-6100.
We hope to see you at one of the Inductions this year!
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU TO THE INDUCTION WEEKEND:
INDUCTION WEEKEND PACKING LIST
Current medical form
Full Class-A uniform (to be worn at check-in)
Backpack and rain cover (duffle bags are not recommended)
Work clothes (t-shirt, pants & hat)
Close toe shoes appropriate for the wet weather
Jacket, hat & gloves for cold evenings & mornings
Extra set of dry clothes if rain is in the forecast
Tarp (large enough to fold over your sleeping bag)
Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
Hydration system or water bottle
Lip balm or Chapstick
Personal first aid kit
Toiletries – toothbrush & toothpaste, washcloth, etc.
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 of any food allergies or dietary concerns.
Time to Pay your Dues
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 to pay back dues, just 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.”
Introducing the 2018 Lodge Officers
Lodge Chief – Jason Scruggs
Vice Chief of Administration – Nick Foresti
Vice Chief of Program – Patrick Jaime
Lodge Secretary – Joey Ramos
Lodge Treasurer – Dylan LaBerge
Congratulations to the 2017 Founders Award Recipients
The Founders Award was introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), it recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founders E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson. The Lodge may petition the national Order of the Arrow committee to present up to two awards annually. If more than one award is presented , one must be awarded to a youth (under the age of 21).
Congratulations 2017 Vigil Candidates
The 2017 Lodge Banquet ended with the call out of Ut-In Sélica Lodge’s Class of 2017 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: Andre Azzopardi, Mark (Joey) Curley, Brent Hinchcliff, Patrick Jaime, Dylan LaBerge, Raymond Wang
Adults called out: Ray Chan and Steve Rodriguez
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.