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1 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role Supporting the Council The Lodge’s Role in Council Support

2 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role “The OA expects every lodge to be:  An integral part of every council  Responsive and flexible in meeting the needs of their council  Proactive, innovative, and energetic in their support of the council and its units Role of the Lodge * 2008 – 2012 OA Strategic Plan “Living The Legacy”

3 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role “The mission of the lodge is to achieve the purpose of the Order of the Arrow as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America in the council through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults. - Mission of the Lodge Mission of the Lodge

4 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role What are some things an Order of the Arrow chapter or lodge can do to support the Council or District? Brainstorming Activity

5 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role  Financial Support Quality Lodge Requirement #9 – “The lodge contributed cash, materials, or both, to the council in an amount equal to at least $2.00 per lodge member.” Direct Financial Support Gifts-in-Kind Council Fundraisers Lodge Fundraisers Opportunities for Supporting the Council

6 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role  Council/District Events Support Staff  Service Projects Quality Lodge Requirement #5 – “The lodge completed service projects for the council camp or service center, and a council approved community project. …During the year, lodge members contributed an average of three hours of service per person.” Opportunities for Supporting the Council

7 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role  Membership Quality Lodge Item #15 – “The lodge provided the manpower, resources, and/or program assistance in support of the Scout council’s…Webelos transition to Boy Scouts.” Quality Lodge Item #17 – “The lodge created a plan to serve the OA Scoutreach Mentoring Program.”  Summer Camp Opportunities for Supporting the Council

8 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role  Annual Meeting with Council Executives Quality Lodge Requirement #7 – “The lodge Key 3 with the Scout executive and members of the council executive board to identify ways for the lodge to be more effective in cooperating and coordinating with council programs and events.”  Integrate Council and Lodge Calendars Requirement #7 (continued) – “The lodge calendar permits members to actively participate in unit, district, and council events.” Integrating Your Lodge into the Council

9 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role  Lodge Leadership Annual Report Quality Lodge Requirement #10 – “The lodge submitted an annual report of accomplishments to the council executive board.”  Become a Member of the Board  Encourage Everyone to Join the Team Integrating Your Lodge into the Council

10 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role  Re-Brand the Lodge  Back to Basics  Annual Council Executive Board Presentation Marketing the Lodge

11 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role Each group is now the key leadership and advisers, preparing the lodge’s Annual Report to the council executive board. Select key accomplishments Focus on how these increased council support Develop strategies to become a more integral part of the council Annual Report Activity

12 SUPPORTING OUR COUNCIL The Lodge’s Role The Official OA Website: Annual Lodge Report Template OA Scoutreach Mentoring Program OA Strategic Plan Quality Lodge Petition Mission of the OA Purpose of the Lodge Resources

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