Our Troop is part of the Lodge's Namachani Chapter. Chapter meetings occur on the second Thursday of every month, at 7:30 at the LDS Stake Center (2727 Lake Ave, Wilmette). They occur at the same time as District Roundtables.
We're part of MaKaJaWan Lodge 40, the OA Lodge that encompasses the Northeast Illinois Council. Lodge meetings occur on the first Thursday of every month, at the NEIC Council Office at 7:30pm. Click the Lodge Calendar link on the left to find out about great things to do with the Lodge, including service projects, fun regional conclaves, and more!
In the next few months, consider heading to these Lodge events:
WHAT IS THE ORDER OF THE ARROW?
If you're not familiar with the Order, suffice it to say that the OA is Scouting's national "honor society". For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.
Founded in 1915 by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson, the OA emphasizes servant-leadership nationwide in nearly 300 Boy Scout councils. In addition to local community service, the OA provides service on a national level, too. In 2008, for example, the Order of the Arrow improved five national parks during an event called “ArrowCorps5.” In 2013, the OA coordinated days of service at the National Scout Jamboree, resulting in significant service to the Mount Hope, West Virginia area. -National OA Website