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2014 Fall Edition – Voice of the Pines

OA Community Service Day – October 11

There is a community service project that needs your help. ALLAIRE STATE PARK is in need of your help. It is on OCTOBER 11 FROM 9AM -3PM. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!!!!!!

Please mark your calendar now!
All we have to do it some trail repair and benches need some work.

It’s not hard labor but it needs YOUR HELP.

Please bring long pants, a water bottle and gloves. Also please dress for the weather.
If you are interested or want to go please contact us at cheerful_service@natsihi.org

Remember that our lodge is about CHEERFUL SERVICE, and we all need to do our part to help out our community.

Fall 2014 National Leadership Seminar Date

The final National Leadership Seminar of 2014 will be held November 14 to 16 at Camp Alpine, New Jersey (registration deadline is November 3rd)- maximum is 72 participants

Fall 2014 National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar Date

The final NLATS course of 2014 will be held November 14 to 16 at Camp Alpine, New Jersey (registration deadline is November 3rd)- maximum is 32 participants.

About the NLS:

The National Leadership Seminar is an intense weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their service to their unit, chapter, and lodge.

Participants need to arrive by 7:00 PM on Friday and the seminar will conclude at about 2 PM on Sunday. It is important for each participant to be present for the entire weekend to complete the course. At its end, each participant will complete a contract and agree to accomplish a few goals. They will receive support before, during, and after the seminar from members of the staff to do this.

Who should attend the NLS:
It is recommended that youth participants be at least 15 years of age or a lodge officer. Prior completion of a Lodge Leadership Development course for both youth and adult participants is suggested. The weekend will be challenging and exhausting as it is packed full of interactive sessions. You should be prepared to be in a learning environment for the entire weekend, and also know that your involvement in the seminar is not complete until you complete your contract back home.

About the NLATS:
The National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar, or NLATS, is an intense weekend conference that will prepare adult advisers in the Order of the Arrow to better understand their role, and they impact that it plays on the success of the lodge. It is designed to discuss topics like the OA strategic plan and how lodges play a part in it, mentoring youth, understanding the role of the adviser and other key areas. Participants need to arrive by 7:00 PM on Friday and the seminar will conclude at about 12:30 PM on Sunday, with the option of staying for lunch/graduation with the NLS participants. It is important for each participant to be present for the entire weekend to complete the course. At its end, each participant will complete a contract  and agree to accomplish a few goals. They will receive support before, during, and after the seminar from members of the staff to do this.

Who should attend the NLATS:
Unlike the National Leadership Seminar program, which teaches leadership in a more general sense, the NLATS is specifically designed for Lodge Advisers and Staff Advisers, and those who play the top key roles in the lodge. Participants are called upon to share their knowledge and information about their lodges, therefore it is very important that lodges select only the best participants to attend. It is not designed for just any adult Arrowman!

It is strongly suggested that those wishing to attend complete at least two Lodge Leadership Development conferences/events and has a solid understanding of the operation of the lodge. The NLATS in an intensive experience with a focus on the three key principles of advisers; ENVISION, ENABLE and EMPOWER. Participants should be open to learning and also playing a part in discussions throughout the weekend.

It is very important that you only send the right people to this course, so please be very selective and treat this as the special opportunity it is meant to be.

Registration Information:
The cost for each of these seminars is $85 per person and includes lodging for two nights, meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch, seminar materials and recognition items.

Each course has a maximum capacity for participants, so please register as soon as you can. Our courses last year filled up and those who waited until the last minute were unable to attend. Each Lodge may send up to 4 participants to the NLS, and 2 for the NLATS. Exceptions to this can be made, if space is available, by the Region Chairman. Adults attending are encouraged to drive youth members. Walk-ins are NOT accepted!

What to Bring:
Participants will be required to be in full Class A uniform the entire weekend. Those showing up without may be sent home, so please be sure they come prepared! They will also need to bring sleeping bags/bedding, personal items (towels, soap, etc.), and a current BSA Medical History Form. There will be a region trading post with shirts, patches, and other items available for purchase throughout the weekend. We accept cash and checks only

Please contact the Lodge Adviser if interested in attending.

Announcing Pine Pass 2015!

A season pass for the 2015 OA season.
For one payment, you will pay your 2015 dues, the OA Winter Banquet, Spring Pow Wow, Summr Pow Wow and Fall Pow Wow. You will receive a special 2015 Pine Pass patch. If you wear this patch at OA events, you are entitled to come to the front of the line for all meals (after the new inductees).

Automatically register for all four events as well as paying your dues for the upcoming year. The cost of the Pine Pass is $100.00**.
The individual costs for these items are:

Winter Banquet – Jan., 2015 (location TBD, inc. special lodge flap)               $25.00
Spring Pow Wow – April 24-26 at Quail Hill (inc. patch)                           $24.00
Summer Pow Wow – May 29-31 at Forestburg (inc. patch)                             $24.00
Fall Pow Wow – September 11-13 at Quail Hill (inc. patch)                         $24.00
Fall Fellowship – October 23-25 at Quail Hill (inc. patch)                        $25.00/$5.00**
2015 dues                                                                         $15.00
Total individual cost:                                                            $137.00
Pine Pass:                                                                        $100.00/$80.00**

** Special pricing for members inducted in 2014, $80.00

Payment must be received by January 31, 2015.

When you purchase the Pine Pass you will receive a special 2015 Pine Pass patch. Wear this patch at one of the season’s events; it will entitle you to come to the front of the line for all meals (after the new inductees).

Pine Pass 2015 Registration Form

Fall Pow Wow Edition VoP

The Fall Pow Edition of Voice of the Pines is now available.

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