The past few months have gone by so quickly. O-Shot-Caw Lodge put on so much since the last release of the patchwork. We had a beautiful Winter Ordeal weekend at Camp Everglades. We put on a massive Indian Display at both Lincoln-Marti Camporee and Scoutmaster's Camporee. O-Shot-Caw Lodge had an amazing Banquet and selected very suitable Leaders for recipients of the Founder's Award and Vigil Honor. Our eyes are on the horizon and we will continue forward.
The Winter Ordeal was held January 7-9, 2011, at Camp Everglades. It was a great weekend with gorgeous weather, great food, awesome fellowship, and cheerful service. Our largest project was the construction of a much needed composting toilet. We inducted nearly 100 new members and 27 Brothers sealed their ties with Brotherhood membership. Congratulations to all new Brothers and Brotherhood members!
Last Year, our Lodge made a significant push to provide more presence at council events. This year we kept the standard set by providing a real presence at Lincoln-Marti Camporee and Scoutmaster's Camporee. Lincoln-Marti was a complete success. Many people learned about Native American Culture and more about our Order. The display at last years Scoutmaster's Camporee set the standard of size, but this year, we added even more. The display was so busy that we had to push the closing time back an hour, and even when we did close, Scouts still didn't want to leave. It was nothing short of phenomenal.
Recently, the O-Shot-Caw Lodge Banquet was held on March 4-6 at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, FL. It was a fantastic weekend! Congratulations to all members whom sealed their ties in Brotherhood on Friday night. Saturday was full of training seminars and Chapter competitions. I would like to thank John Semander for planning excellent training seminars, and I would like to thank all instructors. I would also like to thank Jake Cutler for providing terrific games for the competitions. I am also very happy to congratulate our two Founders Award recipients R.J. Hickman and Bill Gilliland. These two individuals truly represent the ideal of scouting and our Order. I would also like to congratulate our newest Brothers who were selected for the Vigil Honor: Colby Kudja, Wilson Valle, Will McKinley, Jake Cutler, Kristoffer Senzig, Kevin Innes, Jesus “Gene” Olive, and Charly Yost. These are real Leaders in service to our Lodge. Congratulations!
One of the most anticipated events of the year is right around the corner, the 2011 Section Conference at Tanah-Keeta Scout Reservation on April 8-10, 2011. Register online or at the Scout Office. This is an opportunity for O-Shot-Caw to show our Section what we have accomplished this year. We will remind Section S4 who O-Shot-Caw is!
I look forward to seeing you all at the 2011 Section Conference!
Yours in Brotherhood,
O-Shot-Caw Lodge Chief