May Edition
2018 NOAC | Planning Has Begun

For those who attended NEXT in 2016, they got a sneak peak of the location of NOAC 2018. Yes, the National Order of the Arrow Conference next year will be held at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and will be yet another great national event with a myriad of opportunities for any interested Arrowmen...

Big Wins for Ceremonies at Conclave

At the SR -7B conclave at Camp Raven Knob, teams from Occoneechee Lodge competed and placed first in both the Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood ceremony competitions. In all, our lodge’s ceremonialists took seven of the ten first-place awards along with three-second place awards for the two ceremonies...

Starting the Year Off Right!

As the leaves begin to peek out of the bare branches of trees, there is another great expression of a Brotherhood of cheerful service on a local level every year. That event is known as Spring Powwow and as with every year, the event was a great time for all those who attended...

Conclave Recap

Did you go bananas at 2017 Conclave? Many seedless fruits pretending to be Arrowmen paraded around Camp Raven Knob from April 21-23, in Mount Airy, North Carolina. SR-7B Cardinal Conclave is always a great event and this year’s service lodge was Wahissa. “Thunder Bananas” represented Lodge 104 well and their spirit was definitely high in caliber...

Why Wachipi?

Have an interest in singing, dancing, ceremonies, or Native American craft? Did you have fun at or miss Indian Summer in 2011? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Wachipi is a great opportunity for you this summer. The event’s name translates “to dance” in the Lakota language...

Fuel Scouting Adventure!

The feeling of sand between your toes or the crunch of dirt beneath your boots...there are many great ways to spend this summer. Many Arrowmen are taking advantage of the fantastic opportunity available through Operation Arrow. Operation Arrow is the premier staffing organization for Arrowmen at the 2017 National Jamboree...

New Section Officers

An Arrowman can find many ways to serve in the Order of the Arrow and one of them is on the section level. First, we want to thank our past Section Officers who served in delivering a fantastic 2017 Conclave, including our very own Brandon Kelly and Gray Barnhill as Section Chief and VC of Program respectively...

What's Up Ilau Machque?

What’s up Ilau Machque?

At the February Chapter Meeting for Ilau Machque the theme was Why You Should Go to Conclave?

Arrowmen learned about Conclave from our Section Chief Brandon Kelly, Lodge Chief Stephen Nuttall, and A.J. Raulynaitis.  They presented on the what Conclave is, why you should go, the Lodge's theme, as well as OAX.  To keep with the Spirit of Conclave there was a presentation by Mr. Breneman on patch trading.  To finish off the night we had several games, patch door prizes, and we ate banana splits.  Ilau Machque Chapter wants to remind everyone to sign up for Conclave.



John Sommer

Ilau Machque Chapter Chief

Spring Inductions is only a couple weeks away. This is the largest event of the year and also our first Ordeal weekend of the year. Register now!

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