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The Santee Arrowman Dixie Arrowman 2011

Volume 72 Issue 4

Spring Fellowship Recap

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With about 100 people at the event, Spring Fellowship was a great start to fellowship camping in the year 2011. The service to camp went very well, and the Quest events went very well. Everyone seem to have fun doing the activities, whether it was ultimate Frisbee or throwing tomahawks. The food was excellent, and ceremonies also went rather well. Dixie is coming up,

and Spring Fellowship was the practice Santee needed before we all go to Asheville. I would like to thank all the youth, adults, cooks, advisors, participants, assistants, and campers that made this event possible. Only through everyone working together can an event be truly amazing.

Well, Spring Fellowship is come and gone, but Dixie is almost here! I hope to see a lot of people at Dixie, but I hope to see everyone at OA Week/Summer Fellowship. We all are the Brotherhood. In WWW, Christopher King Black Creek Chapter Chief Spring Fellowship Chairman

Inside this issue: Letter From Your Lodge Chief


Twelve Rules we seek to live by in Scouting




News from National


Chapter Reports




Officer Reports


Indian Summer 2011 Do you like fun? Do you like learning? Do you like Indian lore? Do you like OA Inductions and Ceremonies? Well, if you do, the Order of the Arrow has the perfect event for you! It is the National Order of the Arrow Indian Summer to be held on August 1-6, 2011. All Arrowmen with an interest in learning more about American Indian material culture and Arrowmen who wish to expand their skills and understanding of the Order’s ceremonies and induction process are invited to participate in Indian Summer.

Need to improve your skills in conducting a successful CallOut, Ordeal, Brotherhood, or Vigil Ceremony? Well, you are in luck because Indian Summer participants will also have the opportunity to delve deeper into the ceremony world of settings, props, symbolism, performing the ceremonies, the development of ceremonial costumes, understanding the ten induction principals and administering the Ordeal. A primary objective of this event is to elaborate and expand a participant’s under-

standing of American Indian culture at a pace in which the Arrowmen can learn more. Arrowmen will have a handson experience with American Indian crafts, singing, dancing, clothing, traditions, Indian games, and conducting a powwow. The last national OA Indian Summer was held in 2003. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about American Indian material culture and expand your knowledge in Order of the Arrow ceremonies!



Letter From Your Lodge Chief Brothers, Santee Lodge has received Quality Lodge for the 3rd year in a row. Be sure to congratulate all of the 20092010 Lodge Officers, Chairmen and Advisers for help making this happen. They could not have done it without the support of the Lodge as a whole. For those who did not attend Spring Fellowship you truly missed out on a great time. Brother Chris King and the Spring Fellowship Committee did an amazing job on the planning and execution of the Event. Over 100 Lodge Members came out to the event enjoyed good food, fellowship, Dixie preparation, and the Annual Patch Auction. Three Scouts completed their Ordeal and

joined our Brotherhood. Four Brothers sealed their membership in our Order, including South Carolina House of Representatives, Alan D. Clemmons. As a reminder Dixie Fellowship is right around the corner on April 1517, 2011. Santee has all hopes and aspirations of bringing home Spirit Award, Golden Arrow and Lodge of the Year. I am looking forward to everyone attending and making the event a success. Coming up on June 11, 2011 is Santee Lodge’s Annual OA Camp Coker Workday. This year as an incentive of coming out and doing Cheerful Service; lunch will be offered, the Lodge Store will be open, and you will have a chance to preorder a

Twelve Rules we seek to live by in Scouting 1. Make up your mind to be happy; learn to find pleasure in simple things.

5. Don’t let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.

2. Make the best of your circumstances. Everyone has problems. The trick is to make laughter outweigh the tears.

6. Do the things you enjoy doing, but stay out of debt.

3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortunes that befall others. 4. You can’t please everybody. Don’t let criticism worry you.

7. Don’t borrow trouble. Imaginary burdens are harder to bear than the actual ones. 8. Hate poisons the soul, so don’t carry grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy. 9. Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.

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Santee Lodge 116, Service Neckerchief. Camp Coker needs the Lodge's help with setting up Camp for the Summer Camp season. Do not forget the Order of the Arrow is Hosting TWO National Events this summer; Indian Summer and SummitCorps. If you are interested in attending or wish to learn more information about the events check out; Additional Slots are coming available so hurry up and sign up. If you have any Questions about the OA, Santee Lodge, or anything that I have discussed feel free to contact me at Yours in Scouting and WWW, Travis Todd Santee Lodge Chief 2010-2011

10. Don’t hold post mortems. Don’t spend your life brooding over sorrows and mistakes. 11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself. 12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy. As each of you lives your life, remember this advice. Your attitude toward any given situation you encounter will almost always affect you far more than the situation. Attitude is everything in life.

SummitCorps The Order of the Arrow and the New River Gorge National River have joined together to create a program titled SummitCorps – The New River Experience. A chance for 2,000 Arrowmen to provide meaningful service during a four week period in July 2011. Each week 500 Arrowmen will attend to provide service building a new bike and hiking trail on Na-

tional River land adjacent to the Boy Scouts of America’s newest high adventure base and future site of National Scout Jamborees: The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. SummitCorps will provide a unique opportunity for youth and adult Arrowmen to set an example

of leadership in service to those who treasure our national parks.

*Additional slots may come available after April 1, 2011. Contact Lodge Chief, Travis Todd at or the Contingent Leader, Scott Haines at

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News From National National Leadership Seminar Promotion The Order of the Arrow is committed to providing opportunities for Arrowmen to grow as leaders. One way it accomplishes this is by offering an incredible leadership development seminar that challenges traditional notions of leadership and focuses instead on servant leadership. The National Leadership Seminar, or NLS, continues to teach, inspire, and motivate hundreds of youth each year. The seminar challenges its participants to look both objectively and subjectively at their own leadership styles and to commit to applying what they learn in everyday life.

tunities for young leaders to stand in new places and test their own resolutions to servant leadership? The collective lodge reflects often on the precepts it teaches in ceremonies and training sessions. What happens when talking is all the lodge is doing?

Following this model, lodges have looked at their own leadership models. How can we, as a lodge, motivate Arrowmen to take advantage of this unique opportunity? How can we, as a lodge, commit to developing oppor-

- The lodge is chartering a bus to transport all participants to NLS; - The lodge is providing fifty (50) full scholarships for NLS participants;

Wipala Wiki Lodge, Grand Canyon Council in Phoenix, Arizona, has taken a bold step toward living servant leadership. The lodge has committed to the following, ensuring Arrowmen have the opportunity to experience NLS:

Chapter Reports: Atakwa- Overall, we are doing better as a chapter. We have several service projects being planned. Also, we need more consistent attendance. All service projects ideas are welcome. In WWW, Brian Tsai Atakwa Chapter Chief Black Creek- Dear Brothers, Black Creek had a great turnout at Spring Fellowship, with six youth members and several adults come out. The chapter had one adult member receive the Brotherhood membership. The next meeting will be Sunday, April 10th at the COPE Center. I encourage everyone to come out, so we can set record numbers. If you are an adult who needs to have OA elections at your troop, send me an email at, so I can arrange dates to help make that happen. I've been talking to many Black Creekians, and I think a big turnout for Dixie will happen. I hope to see everyone there! In WWW, Chris King Black Creek Chapter Chief

- The scholarships will be focused on units with a low Order of the Arrow presence; -The lodge will assist the units in identifying those Arrowmen that will benefit from a national training seminar; - Each participant will commit himself or herself to recruiting two more Arrowmen as participants at the next NLS in the area; and - The lodge chief will use the travel time on the bus to provide additional program and resources for participants. Arrowmen, take an obligation to endeavor, so far as in their power lies, to be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others. How can our lodge commit itself to providing leadership opportunities to its members?

Calendar Chicora- Chicora Chapter has been moving in a good direction. I am proud to say we will be having a Chicora Chapter shirt made and I am now just waiting on price quotes to get order forms to everyone. Our attendance for Spring Fellowship was down and I hope that we can get a bigger attendance at OA week and Summer Fellowship. Our next service project is going to be in Aynor. I am waiting for a date and time on that. I hope to see everyone at Dixie Fellowship and hope that we can keep moving forward. WWW, CJ McIlrath Iswa- Hey brothers, this year has been great so far, and I’m looking forward to the rest of it. Iswa’s attendance has improved. Our largest service project was the scout-o-ween. At this, over 25 participated, and we had over three hundred hours of service. Our dance team has done crossovers all over the state, and those have gone great. If there is any questions or concerns contact me on Facebook or In WWW, Iswa Chapter Chief, Will Richardson

Section 5 Conclave (Dixie): April 15-17, 2011 OA Work Day: June 11th 2011 Wednesday Night OA Callouts: June 22, 29, July 6th SummitCorps: July 10-16, 2011 OA Week: July 17-22, 2011 Summer Fellowship: July 22-24, 2011 Indian Summer: August 1-6, 2011

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Officer Reports AVC-Hello everyone, so far this year has been spectacular. From the administration side of the lodge we are not moving from camp promotions to unit elections. The Unit Elections deadline has been set for May 15th, 2011. If you are still interested in signing up for summer camp yet I have not emailed you, get in contact with me or council. Also if your troop has not received contact from me please have your scoutmaster email, or call me. If you also would like to get more involved with the lodge please contact me at I’m looking forward to our lodge’s great future. In WWW, Kevin Bauer CVC-The year is going well. My Brotherhood and Elangomats chairs are doing their job very well. The ceremony team is getting ready for Dixie. I am also in the process of starting up a drum sing team and a dance team in Chicora. If you are interested please email me at In WWW, Ben Jones Treasurer-The year has been going well. A lot of people have been coming to the fellowships and spending their money in the lodge store. I have a lot of people assisting me in the store with taking inventory. If you have not been to the lodge store you should. I have met many new people and learned a lot. If you have any advice that you would like to tell me about just come down to the lodge store and tell me, or email me at In WWW, Ian McIlrath Editor-I would just like to thank everyone that has provided feedback to me about the website and the Arrowman newsletters. When April 1st arrives, that is the last day I can make changes to the website since judging of the all lodge websites start that day. If you would like to contact me, please email In WWW, Collin Haines

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