Raven OA Chapter

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. For 99 years, the Order of the Arrow has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. The Order of the Arrow provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

The Raven District chapter is a part of Colonneh Lodge.  We have some exciting upcoming events for Order of the Arrow members:      

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Raven Chapter Meetings

Fourth Thursday of the month at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Baytown

Order of the Arrow chapter meetings are typically held at 6:00 pm at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. All Arrowmen are invited. Chapter meetings provide an opportunity for the youth to develop a plan to support units in the district, promote upcoming events, participate in ceremony team preparation and regalia building, learn leadership skills and have fun.


National and Section Dance Team Winners

The Colonneh Lodge dance team comprised largely by Raven Chapter members recently achieved back-to-back landmark successes by winning first place at the Lone Star Section 2-3 South Conclave and first place at the National OA Conference held in Lansing Michigan. It should be mentioned that these were the first two times this group ever performed in any kind of competition.

Congratulations to all that participated in these competitions and a special ‘Thank You’ to all those that supported this huge effort.     

Chapter Contacts

Raven Chapter is run by the chapter chief, along with seven chapter vice chiefs. The elected youth officers are responsible for organizing and leading the various programs and activities of the chapter.

Calvin Hullum Chapter Chief
Philip Canada Chapter Vice Chief of Administration
Jared Baker Chapter Vice Chief of Communications
Spencer Repman Chapter Vice Chief of Inductions
Brandon Liska-Womack Chapter Vice Chief of Native American
Mason Broussard Chapter Vice Chief of Program
Efrain & Sebastian Chavez Chapter Co-Vice Chiefs of Service
Eloy G Valdes Chapter Adviser
Pena, Fred Chapter Associate Adviser of Administration
David Stewart Chapter Associate Adviser of Communications
Kortney Elaine Green Chapter Associate Adviser of Native American
Gina Lynn Hullum  Chapter Associate Adviser of Program
Brad Womack Chapter Associate Adviser of Service
Melanie Liska Chapter Associate Adviser of Inductions

OA troop representative patchThe OA troop/team representative is a youth serving his troop as the primary liaison to the troop’s lodge or chapter. He meets the unit’s needs by providing a communication and programmatic link to and from all Arrowmen, Scouts who are not presently members of the Order, and adult leaders. These efforts are meant to assist the unit and its members in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and at the same time fulfilling the lodge’s role in the Strategic Plan of the Order of the Arrow of being an integral part of the council. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.The OA troop/team representatives and their adviser are encouraged to register with the lodge to receive important updates and information.

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LEC

The LEC meets several times a years to facilitate the business matters of Colonneh Lodge. All lodge officers and chapter chiefs (or designee) and their advisers are required to attend the LEC; however, all Arrowmen are welcome to attend this important planning and business meeting. See the lodge calendar for a list of dates.
 


Colonneh Lodge dues are renewed annually.  Dues can be renewed online or through the mail.

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The Order of the Arrow, Scouting's Honor Society, is made up of thousands of great Scouts and Scouters like yourself, who were elected to the Order by their fellow Scouts because they saw something in you, something special - those qualities of trust, leadership, friendship, brotherhood, and a desire to serve others - that set you apart.

You undertook the Ordeal to prove your dedication to the high ideals of service that is the hallmark of our Order. Perhaps you have achieved an even greater understanding of Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui by sealing your membership through the Brotherhood, or even now keep the flame of cheerful service alive through leadership in service. You are an Arrowman and we ask that you continue your support for the Order of the Arrow and its worthy goals which are more important now than ever.

An active member in Colonneh Lodge is someone who is a currently registered Scout or Scouter in the Sam Houston Area Council with current dues paid. With active membership, you are entitled to attend all functions of the lodge appropriate for your honor level. It also entitles you to wear your OA flap. Technically, if you don’t pay your dues, you are not a member, and the flap should be removed from your uniform.

Think back on your Ordeal. Remember the Obligation and Admonition. Remember ... "The ones, who chose you, need you."

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Native American dance pic

The Order of the Arrow is rich with Native American culture. The Colonneh Lodge Native American Committee provides dance and singing instruction, from beginner to advanced levels. Arrowmen can learn the different dance styles, and receive help building their dance clothes. The committee meets the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm at the VFW Post 8905, 21902 Northwest Frwy (290), Cypress, Texas 77429. Map


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Contacts

For additional information about the Order of the Arrow, contact the district chapter adviser or Colonneh Lodge.