I hope you all had a wonderful, fun, and safe Holiday season. It has been a successful year and O-Shot-Caw is looking to 2011 without fear. The Lodge has been right on track continuing down the path of cheerful service. We recently held or attended some successful events like Haunted Forest, Section Seminars, and the Scout Show.
On October 23, 2010, at Markham Park, O-Shot-Caw Lodge held our annual Haunted Forest, one of the largest service events in scouting. Over the course of a day, Arrowmen put together a massive display to entertain Cub Scouts and families across South Florida. The 2010 Haunted Forest was extremely successful due to all of the hard work and dedication from the Brothers of O-Shot-Caw Lodge. Our Lodge raised an astonishing $20,000 to support the Joseph Aaron Abbott Campership Fund which helps to make it possible for Scouts with financial needs to attend summer camp.
Following the Haunted Forest, O-Shot-Caw Lodge attended the Section S4 Seminars. It was a chilly weekend, but still lots of fun. The weekend was hosted by Timuquan Lodge and they did an excellent job running the event.
In December our Lodge volunteered to help with the South Florida Council Scout Show. O-Shot-Caw had an Indian Village display where young scouts got the opportunity to learn more about the Drum Team, Dance Team, and the Order of the Arrow.
It is that time of year to pay your annual dues. Please log on to o-shot-caw.org and make your payment. Just around the corner are many exciting events. I can't wait to see you all out there!
It is my pleasure to announce that O-Shot-Caw Lodge #265 is a National Quality Lodge for 2010. This is an outstanding achievement for our Lodge, it is something we aim for because it is the vision the Order of the Arrow has for Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service.
It has been an extraordinary year for us. I have enjoyed serving as your Chief and I look forward to serving you in 2011.
Yours in Brotherhood,
O-Shot-Caw Lodge Chief