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We are excited to announce that the Takhonek Lodge will be hosting a Float Trip for it members on August 25. We will meet at Meadowood Park at 292 Pettigrew Ln, St Albans, WV 25177 at 10:00 am. Transportation will be provided up the Coal River to our starting location. The trip will end back at Meadowood Park around 3:00 pm. This trip is approximately 7 miles and should take 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Participants will need to bring a current copy of their health form, and proof from your Scoutmaster that you have passed the BSA swim test for the year of 2018. If you fail to bring this information with you then you will not be able to participate on the Float Trip.
We have a limited amount of boats for this Float Trip, and they will be filled as our members register. We encourage everyone to bring their own boat if you own one so that our Brothers without boats will be able to go as well. The cost for this event is $5. Our Takhonek Lodge Cook Crew will be at the park to serve you a meal at the end of the trip. The event will be over by 5:30 pm so make sure you have a ride home by then. We will share more information about this event on our Facebook page as our boats fill up and we get closer to the event.
Summit Brotherhood Weekend
The Summit Brotherhood Weekend on Sept 7-9 will be the first time Arrowmen have been given the opportunity to complete their Brotherhood at the Summit Circle. Those who have been an Ordeal member for at least 10 months may complete their brotherhood at this event. This weekend will begin with a live band on Friday night during Cracker Barrel. On Saturday, the day will begin with breakfast provided followed by a service project onsite at The Summit. After lunch will be tomahawk throwing, laser shooting at the Joe Crafton Sportsman’s Complex, field games including corn hole, 9 square in the air, Gaga Ball, and more unconfirmed activities. Following Dinner will be a Brotherhood Ceremony at the Summit Circle, the Order of the Arrow’s only official national ceremony ground. That night will be a cracker barrel with a party like atmosphere. Following Breakfast on Sunday will be a brief hike to WP Point, which overlooks most of the property at the Summit, where a religious service will be held. Though all meals are provided, NO tents will be provided. Those needing a CPAP are encouraged to provide their own battery powered device. We are working on a shuttle system to help those with mobility impairment. Ambient temperature showers and bathrooms will be available. This event is not included in the Fox Pass. No day visitors are permitted. Registration will begin at 6:00 PM on Sept. 7 and cost will be $15 if registered and paid before Sept 5, and $20 after. Brotherhood will be an additional $30. Attendees should enter through the main gate on Mill Creek Road.
Fall Fellowship will be held at Camp Chief Logan, giving those scouts elected into the Order of the Arrow an opportunity to complete their Ordeal. Ordeal members who have been a member for at least 10 months may complete their brotherhood at this event as well. The weekend will begin Friday night with Cracker Barrel. On Saturday will be service projects throughout camp and activities in the afternoon. After lunch will be a Founder’s Award Committee Meeting. Following dinner on Saturday night will be a lodge meeting and lodge officer elections with Ordeal and Brotherhood Ceremonies that night. The weekend will conclude on Sunday after a religious service. Cost will be $15 if registered and paid before Oct 3, and $20 after. Brotherhood will be an additional $30 with the all inclusive Ordeal Candidate fee of $50.
The 2018 Vigil Reunion will be held at Camp Roland Sept 14-15. This event is an opportunity for current and past vigil members to get to know one another and join in fellowship together with the new vigil candidates who will complete their Vigil on Friday Night. All attendees will be provided a location for dinner on Friday evening. Each individual is responsible for payment for their own dinner, except for Vigil Candidates. The event will conclude with Breakfast at camp on Saturday morning. Cost is $10 and this event is included in the Fox Pass.
The Council of Chiefs will be held September 22 at Camp Mountaineer. During this meeting the election for the section officers will be held. Those who attend the will be split into subcommittees so planning for next year’s Conclave can begin. There will be no cost for the event and we need at least 10 youth in attendance. Please register online.