PACHSEGINK LODGE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
January 29, 2018
Scoutmaster’s Dinner:. To provide Scoutmasters and Troop Reps with an opportunity for fellowship, a good meal, as well as important information concerning how the Order of the Arrow Program can benefit your troop. We have had many questions over the years, concerning the election process and things such as call outs for troops that attend out of Council camps. We would like to correct some of the myths and untruths surrounding what is a rather simple process. The main topics to be covered are camping opportunities, OA Program, and OA elections. Our youth election team representatives will be present to address questions and to establish visitation contacts. This dinner is free and is Pachsegink Lodges’ way of saying thank you for all you do for our youth. It is important that a representative from your troop attend.
February 23 – 24, 2018
New Member Lock-In: This event is targeted to members inducted in 2017, looking to learn more about the lodge and the Order of the Arrow, however the event is open to all. Participate in video game tournaments, bowling, board games, team building games and much more! Learn about the OA, the role you play in the Order, and how to keep involved!
April 20 – 22, 2018
Section Conclave: The great Section C-7, comprised of Pachsegink and 10 other area Lodges, holds Conclave every year at a local camp. This “super-fellowship” brings together hundreds of Arrowmen to enjoy a weekend of fun, fellowship, training, Native American crafts, singing, competitions, and much more.
May 4 – 6, 2018
Spring Fellowship: What better way to kick-off the camping season than with a Lodge-wide Fellowship! Come out and try your hand at various activities and competitions, meet and welcome new brothers, drum and sing with the drum team, and experience the best of the outdoor spirit. This is an excellent opportunity to earn your Brotherhood or complete your Ordeal.
June 10, 2018
Brotherhood Day: Come out for a few hours on a Sunday and earn your Brotherhood honor! Many Arrowmen are not aware that you are not fully inducted into the Order of the Arrow until you become a Brotherhood level member. Complete the journey at this 4 – hour event, and go home with your new sash and a renewed dedication to the ideals of the Order of the Arrow. Members must have been an Ordeal member for at least 10 months to be eligible to earn their Brotherhood.
September 7 – 8, 2018
Urner Goodman Weekend: This event, previously held in the Spring, is being moved to the Fall, to allow 2 Ordeal opportunities in the fall to help ease the inconvenience of no longer being able to complete Ordeals at a summer camp. Earning Brotherhood is also offered at this event, which only lasts from Friday until Saturday. Brotherhood members need only attend on Saturday; Ordeal candidates must arrive Friday night. This is primarily an inductions event, but those Arrowmen wishing to come out and provide service to the community or a camp are welcome to attend.
October 12 – 14, 2018
Fall Fellowship:. The Fall Fellowship gives you fun, excitement, and camaraderie at a nearby location. With the camp season over, the emphasis is usually shifted from service projects to activities, training, and entertainment. As always, Brotherhood conversion opportunities will be given for all members who have been Ordeal for at least 10 months. This is also a great time to complete your Ordeal if you have not done so. Any members who completed their Ordeal at the E. Urner Goodman Weekend 1 month prior are encouraged to attend, as this is our flagship event!
December 28, 2018
Winter Banquet:. This will be the final event of Pachsegink Lodge. This is a time for fellowship, food, awards and celebration! the Banquet is held every year and attracts hundreds of members with its door prizes, presentations, auctions, food, and the Vigil Call-out.