Greetings brothers, the Spring Fellowship is nearly here! For those of you that have been to a Fellowship before, you know exactly what I’m talking about when I say that they’re always a blast. For those of you that haven’t been to one yet, get ready for a fun filled weekend.
We will have several Chapter competitions on Saturday, so get ready to take part in some fun games. Also, one of our brothers in heading up a canned food drive to benefit The Greenville Rescue Mission. So let’s do our best to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate! Also, for service project to the camp, we will be building picnic tables. Please bring the appropriate tools, work clothes, and gloves to help build picnic tables. The council will be supplying all the materials and we need to build as many as we can.
On Friday night, there will be patch trading going on in the dining hall. There will be a “Patch Needs Board” for those looking for those hard to find patches for your collection. Bring your patch needs list and someone may have what you are looking for. Our annual Spring Fellowship Patch Auction will be held on Saturday night. So be prepared to see what you can buy to help your patch collection and to benefit the lodge.
Anyone who has been an Ordeal member for 10 months or more should plan to seal their membership in the Order by becoming a Brotherhood member. In order to receive Brotherhood, an Arrowman must fulfill the following requirements:
♦Have 10 months active membership in the Order since your Ordeal.
♦Be a registered Scout or Scouter with Lodge dues current.
♦Memorize the Obligation, Official OA Song, and Admonition.
♦Write a letter to the Lodge Secretary explaining what you think the Obligation means, describing how you have been fulfilling the Obligation in your home unit and in your daily life, and specific plans for rendering service to the Lodge in fulfillment of the new pledge you plan to take as a Brotherhood member. There is a $20.00 charge for your new sash.
The cost for the weekend is $25. This covers the cost of your patch, 4 meals and 2 cracker barrels. Have your payment and the attached completed registration form into the council office by Friday, March 13th to avoid the $10 late fee. Anyone that orders extra patches will be able to pick them up at the trading post after lunch on Saturday.
I look forward to seeing all of you there!
Vice Chief of Administration