Arrowmen, as we are moving into a new year, the lodge will be transitioning from the 2016 Lodge Executive Committee (LEC), to a new LEC for 2017. We are looking for both youth and adults that are willing to serve the lodge in a higher capacity. Even if you are not personally interested in this opportunity, we ask that you forward it to other members of the lodge that you think would be good candidates for out leadership team. This is your opportunity to step up to the plate and take on a role of leadership! Please do not be afraid to show interest, and we always have room for people that are willing to help. Simply click on the link at the bottom of this post and fill it out to be considered for a leadership position. Whether you would like to serve to OA in higher capacity, or would just like to get more involved with the lodge, this is a marvelous way to start. We do not require any previous experience or length of time in the OA, only a cheerful spirit and a willingness to learn. Again, we encourage absolutely anyone to submit an application, and you can fill out the form in just moments. We look forward to hearing back from you and you can expect to be contacted by someone in lodge leadership shortly after submitting your form.
As the year is coming to a close, so is our lodge officer’s terms. We would like to take a second to thank all of the current officers for their service, and welcome in the new officers.
For the year of 2016, your elected youth officials were:
Lodge Chief: Jacob Neville
VC of Admin: Joe Neely
VC of Inductions: Carter C. Harwell
VC of Program: Parker Powell
We would like to thank these individuals, and everyone in a lodge leadership position for all of their hard work to make the year of a 2016 a successful one.
For the year of 2017, your elected youth officials will be:
Lodge Chief: Carter C. Harwell
VC of Admin: Parker Powell
VC of Inductions: Nicholas Koenig
VC of Program: Jacob Neville
We hope that you will wish these people a warm welcome and support them in any way possible. They will officially take office on January 1st, and their terms will end on December 31st of 2017. Besides new youth officers, Bob White will also be receiving a new lodge advisor. We would like to extend a very special thanks to Mr. Steve Kerr, the current lodge advisor, for the years of hard work that he has poured into the lodge. We cannot thank him enough for all of his service to the lodge. With that being said, we would like for everyone to welcome in the new 2017 lodge advisor, Mr. Robert Reeder. Mr. Reeder will officially become the advisor on January 1st. We look forward to seeing what this new team of individuals will accomplish in 2017, and we hope that you will give them your full support.
Dixie 2016 is quickly approaching! We have less than a month to prepare for this unforgettable event!
We will host Dixie 2016 on April 22-24 at Knox Scout Reservation. In order to successfully pull off an event on such a large scale we will need the help of every willing Arrowman. To encourage participation, the fee will only be $35.00. For dues paid, Bob White Lodge members, the $35.00 fee not only includes all Dixie meals, activities and a 2016 Dixie patch, but also a Staff T-Shirt, Staff Hat and Dixie 2016 Lodge Flap. We will also have pizza available for all Bob White Lodge members Friday night and we will have a Staff appreciation catered lunch on Sunday, April 24th.
Click here for a PDF copy of the staff sign up sheet.
Click here for an online copy of the staff sign up sheet.
Be sure to sign up for Spring Ordeal soon as the deadline for early bird is quickly approaching. If you sign up prior to March 7th then you will receive a discount of $10. The links to sign up can be found below:
Online Registration: 2016 Spring Ordeal Registration
Registration Form: Registration Forms
Scouts, be sure to promote this event within your troops at troop meetings and other events. Every scout plays a crucial role in promoting this event and we need your support to make it a successful one. If your troop has not yet held an OA Election this calendar year, we strongly suggest you request one using the link in the posting immediately following this one.
With Spring Ordeal fast approaching, there are many Units that have not completed an election this year. If your Unit has not conducted elections this year please contact us by clicking on the link below and filling out the form. Once you submit we will be sure to send an election team to your Unit as quickly as possible.
Our Winter Fellowship Doubleknot registration link is finally up!
I strongly encourage every one of you to attend. We have planned some great training and games that I’m sure all of you will enjoy.
All of the logistics information can be found at the Doubleknot link.
Registration is now open for the Lodge’s 2016 Winter banquet! The details are as follows:
Date: January 21st
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
Location: Trinity on the Hill UMC (1330 Monte Sano Ave, Augusta, GA 30904)
Price: $10 for the first Arrowmen and $3 for each Arrowmen and family member after.
Early Bird Price: $7 (This only applies to the first registrant in a group)
Early Bird Cutoff Date: January 9th
Registration Cutoff: January 13th (NO WALK UPS)
The Winter banquet is always an amazing opportunity for Arrowmen from around the council to gather together and enjoy a night of good food and fellowship. There will be multiple raffles at the banquet so it could be your lucky night! This year we are offering online registration as well as the normal in office registration. Click either here or on the “Register” tab above to find links to both the 2016 registration form and online registration for the banquet. We look forward to seeing you there!
As many of you may know, many areas of South Carolina have been devastated following Hurricane Joaquin. These areas were in desperate need of help and still are. Following the strike of Hurricane Joaquin, Section SR-5 leadership took it upon themselves to reboot the Southern Region Relief-Corp with Operation Carolina Relief. By doing so, they encouraged each lodge in the section to do their part and help out those who are in need.
I now call upon each Arrowman in the lodge to do their part in helping out those less fortunate than ourselves. The lodge will be running a 13 day food drive to help those people in need. All of the proceeds for the food drive will go directly to the Harvest Hope Food Bank of South Carolina There are currently 2 drop-off locations, however, a few more may become available as the drive wears on. The food drive will start on December 3rd and run until December 15th. The current drop-off locations and contacts are as follows:
Carter Harwell CJ Mitchell
1077 Cumberland 1030 Bedford Dr.
Dr. Evans GA Augusta GA
(706) 955-5729 (706) 799-1314
You are welcome to drop-off your donations at either of these locations any day of the food drive between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. We recommend you contact your locations contact prior to dropping your goods off just to let them know you are coming. Attached you will find a flier listing what goods the food bank currently needs. The 20 Arrowmen that donate the largest quantity of goods will receive a patch for their efforts free of charge. If you are one of these 20 people you will be contacted by email sometime after the drive is over. In order to be eligible for the patch you must fill out the form attached, print it out, and include it with your donated goods.
I once again urge each and every one of you to do your part in helping out someone who really needs it. In times like this we must remember the iconic words of E. Urner Goodman “he who Serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest”. If you have any further questions about the food drive or are interested in helping out by becoming a drop-off location, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours In Brotherhood,
Carter C. Harwell
Bob White Lodge Chief