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Dec
1
Fri
OA Lodge Induction Weekend
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 10:00 am

Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp

Ordeal Candidates =$45.00 Includes Ordeal Weekend Fees & 2018 Dues

Brotherhood Candidates = $ 50.00 – Includes Weekend Fee & 2018 Dues

Staff = $30.00 – Includes Weekend Fee & 2018 Dues

Register at www.miki.org

Dec
7
Thu
NEW Greenville Venturing Crew
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
14
Thu
District Committee Meeting
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

District Committee
Tonkawa District Committee meets every Second Thursday (schedule permitting)  at the Greenville LDS 6:00pm. Check calendar for individual day & time.  Come join in planning for District Events and Programs.


Meeting is for all District Committee Chairs, District Committee Members, and District Chartered Organization Representatives.  Join us.

Every unit should have representation on District Committee.
It’s Your District, Be Involved.

 

District Commissioner’s Meeting
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

District Commissioner_smallNEW DATE & TIME
The Tonkawa District Commissioner’s Meeting
is now held every Second Thursday during the school year starting at 6:30pm at the LDS Church in Greenville, TX. This is the same night as District Roundtable.  First meeting is August 13, 2015.

OA Sachapiwak Chapter Meeting
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm
Round Table
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Tonkawa District Roundtable meets the Second Thursday at 7:00pm every month during the school year at LDS Church, Greenville, TX.

 

 

Round Table is an important part of your service as an Adult Volunteer. Come and meet other leaders from nearby units and share ideas and experiences. Be in on the planning stages of District events, but most importantly get program ideas for Den, Pack and Troop meetings and outings. Round Table will enrich the Scouter Experience and help make you a better volunteer.

Dec
16
Sat
OA Chapter Holiday Break Party
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The chapter will be hosting a Holiday Break Party. The Chapter Officers will choose the venue at the November Chapter Meeting.

Dec
26
Tue
Circle Ten Council Winter Camp
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm
Winter Camp at Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp in Athens, Texas, is a four-day, four-night jamboree-style camping event for Boy Scout troops. It is Circle Ten Council’s single largest camping event and is staffed by Circle Ten’s Mikanakawa Lodge of the Order of the Arrow. Many troops consider it the highlight of their yearly camping program.
Troops camp jamboree-style with multiple units in a single campsite. The chance to make new friends from outside your immediate Scouting circle is on of the key rewards.Food is prepared by each unit in their campsites.
Each morning, Scouts can work on merit badges or take part in special living history programs in the Mountain Man, Indian Village, and Lumberjack areas.
Afternoons offer a wide-range of activities including competitive games, shooting sports, climbing, activities in the living history areas, horseback riding, wood-turning, and more!
Evenings include special events like a Native American Pow Wow, Cowboy Action Shoot competition, Star Watch parties, or just relaxing in the campsite around the campfire.
We guarantee there is something for everyone in your troop.
We look forward to seeing you at Winter Camp!
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Winter Camp Staff
Calling all cold weather Mikanakawans!  If you are 14 years old and dues paying, sash wearing, flap toting member of our lodge consider this your official invitation to apply for a position on the 2017 Winter Camp Staff.  Registration through this portal does not guarantee your position on winter camp staff, but you can’t be on the staff if you don’t apply HERE!

Jan
1
Mon
OA Unit Election Begins
Jan 1 @ 7:00 am

Dear Unit Leader,

One of our Chapter’s Goal is to visit every Boy Scout Unit in the District to do a Camp Promotion visit and a Unit OA Election this year. These can be done at the same meeting.

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. It recognizes those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and, through that recognition, cause others to conduct themselves in such a way that warrants similar recognition, to promote camping, to develop leaders, and to crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

Each Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team with qualified Scouts is urged to hold an election not later than March 31th, to select candidates. You can read about the Youth & Adult qualifications online at the District Website at http://tonkawadistrict.org/oa-membership-levels .

  • Contact the Chapter Vice Chief of Inductions to schedule a time that the Chapter’s OA Unit Election Team or Chapter Office can visit your Unit’s Meeting to conduct your OA Elections. vcinductions@gmail.com .
  • Unit Leaders must download the Youth Election Form & the Adult Nomination Form found on the District Website. http://tonkawadistrict.org/oa-membership-levels . Read down the page to find the forms.
  • Have all the forms filled out before the Unit OA Election Meeting takes place. Make sure all the information is filled in. (Ex, BSA ID#, Full Name, BOB, Address, Phone#, E-Mails)
  • A representative of the Chapter’s Unit Election Team or a Chapter Officer is required be present to conduct your Unit’s OA Election.
  • You must have half of your Unit’s Chartered Youth membership present at the meeting at the time of the elections, or the elections will have to be rescheduled.
  • After the election is over. The Unit Leader must email the Chapter Adviser a copy of all the forms signed and dated properly. Then the Chapter Adviser will submit the information to the Lodge.

 

If a unit leader wishes. The results can be announced directly after the time of the election if the unit does not want to go through a Call-Out Ceremony. That is at the discretion of the Unit Leader. A Call-Out Ceremony is a public unofficial ceremony to formally recognize those in your unit who were elected by their peers to be inducted into the OA at a later weekend. OA Call-Out for those who are elected into the OA will take place at the Closing Ceremonies during the District Spring Camporee. Call-Outs also take place at Summer Camps. Contact the Chapter Adviser if you are planning to travel Out Of Council for Summer Camp, & wish to take part in that Summer Camp’s OA Call-Out Ceremonies.

 

Thank You

Riley Adams, OA Sachapiwak Chapter Vice Chief of Inductions

Jan
4
Thu
NEW Greenville Venturing Crew
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm