Southern Region Order of the Arrow

(Source: southern.oa-bsa.org)

2018 We Support Camping Lodge

Congratulations to the 34 lodges that completed the ranks to be a We Support Camping Lodge! Read more about the We Support Camping Award here. Quelqueshoe Lodge SR-1A Ashwanchi Kinta Lodge SR-1B Ti’ak Lodge SR-1B Yustaga Lodge SR-1B Mikanakawa Lodge SR-2 Netopalis...

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A Day at Dixie

I had the pleasure of spending my weekend at SR-5’s conclave called the Dixie Fellowship. The 2019 Dixie took place the last weekend of April at the stunning Camp Bud Schiele in Rutherfordton, NC. Dixie has been around for decades, always serving the arrowmen...

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The South Wins Again

Annually the National Committee of the Order of the Arrow awards three awards annually, the National Service Award, The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award, and the Innovation Award. Six Southern Region lodges earned these awards in 2018.  Read on to learn more about these...

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Focus Vice Chiefs

The Southern Region is proud to be home to 3 of the 6 Focus Vice Chiefs. Read on below to learn more about what Focus Vice Chiefs do. 2019 is a Focus year for the OA. We are taking the year to focus on the lodges,Read More...Powered by WPeMatico

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2019 OA Service Grant Recipents

Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants.  For 2019, 15 Lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $34,500 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant...

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2019 Region Chief Sid Salazar

We are excited to announce that Sid Salazar will be serving as our 2019 Southern Region Chief. Sid hails from Franklin, Tennessee. Sid is a Vigil Honor member and Eagle Scout from Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge of the Middle Tennessee Council. He has served as the Sr-6Read...

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Inside look at the National Planning Meeting

The 2018 National Planning Meeting is coming up in just 5 days. Our website coordinator, Thomas Driscoll interviews Sean Alewine about what the National Planning Meeting is. Sean Alewine is the SR-7B Section Chief, this is his second term as Section Chief. TD: What is...

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Our New LLD

2019 is the Year of the Lodge. We would like to take the opportunity to help support our Lodges as much as we can. One of the ways we are aiming to achieve this is through the new LLD program. This program is available on theRead More...Powered by WPeMatico

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NLS and DYLC Registration is Open!

Online Registration is Active for all 2019 Southern Region NLS & DYLC Opportunities The Southern Region is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for all 2019 Courses. National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and Developing Youth Leadership...

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2019 NLS and DYLC Dates

The Southern Region is pleased to announce the dates and locations of our 2019 NLS and DYLC courses: March 1-3, 2019: Life Enrichment Center | Fruitland Park, FL (outside Orlando) September 27-29, 2019: Sam Houston Area Council Scout Office | Houston, TX November...

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#SRatNOAC

We are counting down the hours till NOAC 2018 starts! We want to see what our region is up to during NOAC, so use #SRatNOAC this week for a chance to be featured in upcoming Region and National posts and publications.   See y’all soon!Powered by WPeMatico

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Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to the following 22 Arrowmen of the Southern Region for being 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award: ROBERT H. ANSTETT PATRICK S. BURTCHAELL ALEXANDER C. CALL RALPH C. “CRAIG” DAVIS (NATIONAL OA COMMITTEE MEMBER) BRADLEY J. ELLIS HARRISON...

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2017 National Awards Announced

Annually the region gives out 3 awards, the E. Urner Goodman We Support Camping Award, the National Service Award, and the OA Innovation Award. To learn more about each award please check out our awards page here. The Region can select 2 lodges to earnRead...

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2018 OA Service Grant Recipients Announced

Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants.  For 2018, 27 lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $50,000 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant...

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Spirit of Excellence – Preparing the Submission

With another year nearly finished, we can look back fondly on the trail we’ve blazed. We hope the inaugural Spirit of Excellence issues have helped orient your lodge for its 2017 JTE goals. Throughout the year, you have been equipped with the tools to succeed.Read...

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Florida NLS & DYLC CANCELLED

With the approach of Hurricane Irma and out of concern for the safety of affected Arrowmen, the decision has been made to cancel this weekend’s (Sept 8-10) National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) scheduled for the Life...

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Spirit of Excellence – Are We There Yet

In this fourth edition of the Spirit of Excellence, we will take a look at strategies for success at summer camp. With a busy summer ahead, now is the best time to refresh your data in LodgeMaster and get on track for JTE Gold! ReadRead More...Powered by WPeMatico

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Congratulations to our Awards Recipients!

Congratulations to the following lodges in the Southern Region on their achievements!   E. Urner Goodman Camping Award Unalai’Yi Lodge Coastal Garolina Council #550 Charleston, SC   Wewanoma Lodge Rio Grande Council #775 Harlingen, TX   National Service Award...

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We Support Camping Award Celebrates Record Year

The Southern Region’s annual We Support Camping Award was created in 2012 for the 2013 program year.  The award’s purpose is to encourage and incentivize lodges to sharpen their focus on camping support within their council.  The award is designed to be challenging,...

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Why Wachipi?

Arrowmen across the country are asking about Wachipi, the American Indian Seminar held on June 6th-10th, 2017 at the Philmont Training Center. Many are aware of the rich history that American Indian Activities (AIA) has in our Order but what’s so special about this...

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March Chiefly Speaking

In the past few years, I have gained an appreciation for just how large the Order of the Arrow really is.  With over 170,000 members across over 250 lodges around the world, it is no surprise that our organization is able to provide several opportunitiesRead...

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National Leadership Seminar Testimonial

  By Matthew Bobzien Anthony Peluso is from Virginia Beach, VA and a member of Blue Heron Lodge in Section SR-7A. He currently serves as Section Chief and has previously served as Lodge Chief. In April 2015, he attended the National Leadership Seminar (NLS) andRead...

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Day in the Life: Region Communications Coordinator

By Brendan Switts   Our region communications committee is lead by Coordinator Reed Powell from SR-5, but what does he even do? Let’s take a look at what a normal Friday before a section conclave means for him.   5:00 AM – Reed starts hisRead More...Powered by...

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Spirit of Excellence – Pathways to Success

We are excited to present the second installment in our JTE messages of the Spirit of Excellence Program. It is our hope that each of you found the last issue helpful. This month’s edition is themed “Pathways to Success” and has been built to help presentRead...

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Spirit of Excellence Program

With a new year ahead, this is the prime time to take a look back at your lodge’s Journey To Excellence (JTE) data and plan ahead for the future. This year, we are proud to introduce the Southern Region Order of the Arrow’s Spirit ofRead More...Powered by WPeMatico

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2017 Lodge Service Grant Recipients Announced

Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants.  For 2017, 31 lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $50,000 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant...

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Southern Standard 2016

The Southern Region is proud to release the Southern Standard, a yearbook showcasing event photos and summaries from 2016. Relive all the best moments that took place at national, regional, section events and more! We’ve created three different versions (all contain...

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