News & Events
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The 2013 O-Shot-Caw Lodge Banquet has come and gone. With the support of the lodge we put on an amazing program. The morning had many informative training sessions, while the afternoon held rigorous competitions for the chapters. Upon nightfall the Banquet began and we entertained family and friends of the arrowmen.
With the first vice chief at work the training sessions for the weekend began. O-Shot-Caw woke up early and showed its eagerness to learn and better their chapters. Arrowmen had the opportunity to learn about the lodge master system, and run a successful chapter.
When competition time came, our chapters showed in full force. With excitement in the air chapters competed in some of the traditional Chapter vs. Chapter and some new activities to help prepare for the upcoming Section Conference. At the end of the day the To-Hopki-Lagi Chapter went home with the Tom Tatham spirit award.
Come Banquet time the Chapters all gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of the year. The Pooca-tooka chapter provided refreshments and helped with clean-up. At the end of the night we had 5 brothers tapped out for the prestigious Vigil Honor. Matthew C., Connor L., Aaron K., Jose Kudja, and Kyle S. were all tapped out. Congratulations to them all.
Upcoming we have our section conference and I hope to see you all there. It will be held at the Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation on April 12-14. If You have any questions contact your chapter chief.
Yours in Brotherhood,
O-Shot-Caw Lodge Chief 2012-2013
O-Shot-Caw Lodge put on so much during this Winter season. We had a beautiful Winter Ordeal weekend at Camp Everglades. We also put on a massive Indian Display at both Lincoln-Marti Camporee and Scoutmas-ter's Camporee. O-Shot-Caw Lodge had an amazing banquet and selected very suitable leaders for recipients for the Founder's Award and Vigil Honor.
The Winter Ordeal was held January 6-8, 2012, at Camp Ever-glades. It was a great weekend with gorgeous weather, great food, awe-some fellowship, and cheerful service. Our largest project was the con-struction of a pole barn for the camp tractor. We inducted over 100 new members and about two dozen brothers sealed their ties in Brotherhood . Congratulations to all new brothers and Brotherhood members! This year we provided a heavy presence at Lincoln-Marti Cam-poree and Scoutmaster's Camporee. Lincoln-Marti was much bigger than last year and Ryan Rodriguez did an excellent job heading the Indian Vil-lage there. Many people learned about native American culture and also learned more about our order. The display was so busy that we ran out of t-shirts an hour before we closed. Thank you Kyle Senzig for running a great Indian Village.
Recently, the O-Shot-Caw Lodge Banquet was held on March 2-4 at the Heron Preserve in Markham Park. Congratulations to all members whom sealed their ties in Brotherhood on Friday night. I would like to thank all instructors that made the seminars successful and informative, and thank you to all the chapters for amazing spirit shown. I am also very happy to congratulate our newest brothers who were selected for the Vigil Honor: Gabe Guttierez, Chris Alvarez, Andrew Crowe, Jonathan McEwan, Andres Badel, and Frank Gamez. These are real leaders in ser-vice to our lodge. Congratulations!
One of the most fun events of the year is the 2012 Section Confer-ence! The event is to be held at Wallwood Scout Reservation on April 20-22, 2012. This is an opportunity for O-Shot-Caw to prove we are still the best. We will remind Section S4 who O-Shot-Caw is!
O-Shot-Caw Lodge held the annual lodge banquet on the weekend of March 2-4, 2012. The weekend started off with a great Brotherhood Bash done by the Hnu-Ra-Con chapter. Where we tried to dissolve an Alka seltzer tablet on our opponents nekclace with water blasters, if it dissolved you lost. We had 14 brothers seal their ties in brotherhood that evening.
Early next morning we sent a group of brothers over to the Traz Powell Stadium at Dade Community College, to help set up for the 30th annual Winter Special Olympics we help set up the main stage as well as a few fences that needed repair. We were able to finish those tasks before lunch and were back be-fore the chapter games started. All of this was being done as the remainder of the lodge was still at the banquet receiving training at seminars put on by other brothers. The games started almost right after lunch. These games are modeled after the ones that will take place at the Section S-4 Conference. This included Lodge Ball, an alteration of dodge ball, Volley ball, Tug-O-War, and breaking a completely frozen t-shirt open in order to wear. These games went on well into the afternoon just up until the patch auction started. This patch auction was fundraiser for those going to NOAC this summer and it was a huge success as it raised over one thousand dollars toward the trip to Michigan State University.
Later that night, after a terrific dinner cooked and served by Pooca–Tooka Chapter, we held the award ceremony where Exceptional First Year Arrowman, and The Founders Award were handed out. This year the Founders award went Jonathan Yost, and Moose Pederson. After this the Vigil Honor Committee pre-sented its names of candidates, and of them were An-drew Crowe, Gabe Gutierrez, Chris Alvarez, Jonathan McEwan, Andres Badel, and Frank Gamez.
The following day a beautiful interfaith service was done Gokhos Chapter. Fol-lowed by the lodge business meeting, and then we showed our understanding of Leave No Trace as we cleaned up the campsite that was set for over two hundred people. That weekend will surely be one to remember as we ready our-selves for the Section S-4 Conference soon approaching.
Lincoln Marti Camporee was held the weekend of January 20-23, 2012. Scoutmaster’s Camporee was held at Markham Park on Febaury 17-19, 2012. While one is mostly for pioneering gadgets and tools and the other is about team building and just having fun, they both share something in common. The Native American village put on by O-Shot-Caw Lodge.
At each camporee there was a village and these were run by our own first and second
vice chiefs. Lincon Marti Camporee’s Village was organized and run by Ryan Rodriguez.
The Village at Scoutmasters camporee was organized and run by Kyle Senzig.
These villages are there to help Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts Learn of the Order and its purpose through teaching seminars as well as other games and activity booths. These different stations involve the different team such as the Ceremonies, Dance, and Drum teams. The Dance and Drum teams put on demonstrations where they let scouts and other volunteers participate in the excitement, while the Ceremonies team talked about the importance of the native American attire worn. These not only teach of the order but
also some Native American culture. These weekends are a great learning experience or
both participants and brothers.