They meet at Marathon Community Park at 4:00 on the first Sunday of each month. Nok Su means “gray winged gull,“ probably Calusa. Some translate it as great sea bird.
Nok-SU has been really busy in the past month; we started this month off strong by having two meetings and the start of our moving meeting idea. At Lodge banquet we had one member earn the first year arrowmen award and the flap, we had one person seal there ties this weekend. We had one scout earn the Meritorious service award. Conch Craziness registrations is now up and open the cost is 35 dollars; we plan on have the off camp treks to fishing, snorkeling and historic tours.
Nok-Su Chapter Chief
In the last month Nok-Su participated in Haunted Forest and had one meeting. At Haunted Forest we participated in Midway games a toss and throw game. The theme of the game was Classical Monsters. We had four youth and three adults attend this event. At our meeting we discussed unit elections for the troops in our district and our call out ceremony at our Fall Camporee. We had five youth and four adults attend this meeting.
In the last month Nok-su has had one meeting and a Haunted Forest workday. At the meeting we discussed that we will be only doing a midway game at haunted forest and the theme will be Classic Monster also at this meeting we held elections Matthew P chapter chief, Ben P 1st vice chief, William P 2nd vice chief, Tim H treasurer and Max H as secretary. At the workday we drew the pictures and started to paint them. In the future we will be have at tap out ceremony at our fall camporee, and will have a good showing at haunted forest.
Nok-Su Chapter Chief
Over the past year the number of members in Nok-Su has grown from 3 to 19 members,
a growth unseen in the Florida Keys in over six years. Nok-Su was inactive with the
Lodge for four years until the Summer Ordeal of 2009. Since, we have driven recruitment by
visiting local Troops and informing them of the opportunities available through the Brotherhood. Winter Ordeal brought forth 3 new members. During the Ordeal our Brothers were busy cleaning up the park. In February we discussed upcoming events and service opportunities for our Chapter such as assisting with the District’s Pinewood Derby allowing us to begin teaching younger Scouts about the OA. At the suggestion of Bob Wolz, I have begun a movement to invite all Troops from the Upper and Lower Keys to attend this event in Order to nominate and elect candidates for the coming Ordeals. I hope to begin a Nok-Su Chapter Drum Team and will be discussing fundraising opportunities to achieve this
during our next meeting.