Lodge Committees

All youth Arrowmen in the Lodge are strongly encouraged to join a Committee. Ideally, Committees should have representation from all of the Lodge’s Chapters. Committees conduct the business of the Lodge. The Lodge Chief may assign other tasks that he deems necessary to a Committee.

PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for all knowledge and training sessions and for spirit and competition preparation for Dixie Fellowship.
  • Working with the Quest Event and Totem Pole Committee, the Planning Committee oversees all preparation for the Dixie Fellowship.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

SERVICE COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for planning and leading service projects to be done at Fellowships, during Ordeals, and any other Lodge-wide days of service.
  • Recruits participants and obtains materials for service projects with assistance from the Camp Ranger.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

CEREMONIES COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for ensuring the Ordeal ceremonies, the Brotherhood ceremony, and any other ceremonies conducted by the Lodge comply with National policies and guidelines.
  • Responsible for equipping each team with suitable and historically accurate outfitting with the assistance of the American Indian Activities Adviser.
  • Responsible for forming teams to compete in ceremonies competitions at Dixie and NOAC.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

VIGIL HONOR COMMITTEE

  • Plan and conduct Vigil Honor selection process.
  • Complete petitions for Vigil nominations.
  • Conduct call-out ceremony.
  • Direct the Vigil Honor induction at the Fall Fellowship.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

INDUCTIONS COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for ensuring that the Ordeal and Brotherhood inductions comply with National policies and guidelines.
  • Responsible for carrying out every aspect of Ordeals.
  • Oversees recruitment of Elangomats and Nimats.
  • Oversees Brotherhood questioning at Lodge events.
  • Assists the Ceremonies Committee in preparing ceremonial grounds.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

DANCE COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for preparing the Lodge historical group dance team for competitions at Dixie and NOAC and any other performances where they will be representing the Lodge.
  • Responsible for assisting individual dancers who wish to represent the Lodge at competitions or other events.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

DRUM/SING TEAM COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for preparing the Lodge drum/sing team for competitions at Dixie and NOAC and any other performances where they will be representing the Lodge.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

UNIT SERVICE AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for ensuring that all Chapters are conducting elections in compliance with National policies and guidelines.
  • Ensures that all Chapters submit appropriate paperwork regarding elections.
  • Oversees promotion of the Unit of Excellence Award.
  • Provides guidance to Troop Representatives in the Blue Ridge Council.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

BROTHERHOOD COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for notifying Brotherhood eligible Ordeal members of the Lodge of their eligibility to seal their membership.
  • Responsible for assisting the Inductions Committee with Brotherhood questioning.
  • Working with the Lodge Secretary and Vice Chief of Inductions, the Brotherhood Committee encourages inactive Arrowmen to renew membership and to participate in Lodge activities.
  • Oversees the Lodge’s Quest for Brotherhood program and “Get Your Bars!” campaign.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

CAMP PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for promoting camping and Camp Old Indian in troops within the Blue Ridge Council.
  • Reaches out to the Blue Ridge Council Camping Committee for guidance.
  • Ensures that Troop Representatives in the Blue Ridge Council are routinely promoting Camp Old Indian and other camping opportunities.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

HISTORY COMMITTEE

  • Responsible for maintaining the historical records of the Lodge.
  • Ensures that the Lodge History Book, Planbook, and website historical records are kept updated and revised routinely.
  • Assists in the assembly of the latest edition of the Lodge’s Patch and Memorabilia Guide.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

WEB AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

  • Oversees development and routine updates of the Lodge website, various social media accounts, and shall assist with any technology utilized at Lodge events if necessary.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Works with the Vice Chief of Communications to publish a Planbook, issues of the Little Carpenter, and any other publications deemed necessary by the Vice Chief of Communications.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

DESIGN COMMITTEE

  • Oversees the design of Lodge merchandise items to be presented for approval at Executive Committee Meetings.
  • Oversees the design of the upcoming year’s event patch set to be presented for approval at the Fall Fellowship Executive Committee Meeting.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

QUEST EVENT AND TOTEM POLE COMMITTEE

  • Oversees Quest events run by Chapters at Fellowships.
  • Ensures complete preparation for the Quest for the Golden Arrow competitions at the Dixie Fellowship.
  • Oversees preparation of a totem pole carving team that will compete at the Dixie Fellowship.
  • Complete any other tasks deemed necessary by the Lodge Chief.

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