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ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ILLINEK LODGE 2009 ANNUAL REPORT Abraham Lincoln Council March 1, 2010.

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1 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ILLINEK LODGE 2009 ANNUAL REPORT Abraham Lincoln Council March 1, 2010 Colin Langenfeld, Lodge Chief Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

2 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 2 Agenda Illinek Lodge –Commitment to Outdoor Program –Dedicated Service –Leadership Development –Membership Retention –Quality Lodge Performance –Recognition and Awards –National Program Highlights –Impact on Council Program Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

3 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 3 Commitment to Outdoor Program Long-term In-Council campers: decreased somewhat. –Summer Camp attendance down at Camp Bunn How the Lodge promoted Camp Bunn: –Hosted Leaders Dinner in November 2008 –Agreed to support Camp-a-Looza in lue of Leaders Dinner for – The OA also promoted at First Aid Meet and concurrent with Unit Elections 12 Camp Bunn Staff members Active in OA OA members also at Cub Scout Day Camp and Resident Camp Lead Webelos Woods encampment. Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

4 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 4 Dedicated Service 3,868 hours of service (12% increase) –10.8 hours per Arrowman Summer Camp activities –Ice cream social, call-outs; Brotherhood promotion weekly. 3 service weekends to support Camp Illinek and Camp Bunn –57 new Arrowmen –Projects included: preparing Camp Bunn for season, clearing brush at Camp Illinek, staining benches, making new trails, splitting wood. Camps Ordeals Workdays Council Press visibility to Webelos Woods Community Patriotic service in retirement of US Flags. Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

5 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 5 Dedicated Service Webelos transition –Webelos Woods 2009: 166 Webelos Scouts and parents attended; JOTA & JOTI offered (17 countries, 8 states contacted by 36 Webelos) –988 Hours of Service Offered services at New Cub Scout Day Community Service –One Day of Service: 2,025 (+250 from 2008) flags retired; Lodge worked with scouts and Arrowmen from all three districts. –536 Hours of Service Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

6 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 6 Dedicated Service Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America Positioned to complete Camp Bunn Firebowl lighting Project. Acquired trail lights to mark path to Firebowl.

7 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 7 Leadership Development Elangomat and Unit Election Team training in the spring 22 attendees LLD in the fall also 17 attendees –Dynamics of leadership, Event Planning, Communications, Troop Representative Lodge Presence at the: –Council level - Lincoln Pilgrimage (trail end snacks) –District levels - Cub Scout days Section and National trainings –2 Attended Section Conclave in Wisconsin –3 Youth & 2 Adults Attended NLS –19 Arrowmen Attended 2009 NOAC Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America Conclave participation impacted by site selection distance & cost. Filled NOAC quota and two additional slots added later.

8 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 8 Membership Retention 1% growth over last year Largest number elevated to Vigil in Lodge History. Continue to struggle getting members to pay dues in timely manner. Total membership –357 active Arrowmen in the lodge 125 Ordeal (57 new) 163 Brotherhood (36 new) 69 Vigil (10 new) Ordeal to Brotherhood conversion rate –34.6% in 2009 (same as 2008) Implemented OA LodgeMaster membership system offered by National Committee Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

9 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 9 Quality Lodge Performance Quality Lodge for the Fourth Consecutive Year Explore Electronic Newsletter Freshen annual schedule and implement “Fun” Illinek Lodge achieved Quality Lodge for four consecutive years Strengths (annually)- –Service to Bunn and Illinek, newsletters, Webelos transition, website accuracy Improvement shown- –Brotherhood conversions, member retention Opportunities (a.k.a. weaknesses)- –Troop representative program, ceremonies, renewal of membership dues. Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

10 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 10 Recognition and Awards Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America 10 new Vigil Honor members –Trudy Jones, Peter Knope II, Colin Langenfeld, David O’Brien, Howard Olson, Grant Rogers, Ben Summers, Will Summers, Bob Williamson, Spencer Goff. Founder’s Award recipient –Dick Gutmann

11 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 11 National Programs Outdoor Programs: –Philmont Trail Crew –Northern Tier Wilderness Voyage Three from Illinek to attend in 2010 (50% of Section C-3B goal) –Ocean Adventure –National Scout Jamboree 182,000 members 1.4 million hours of service given Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

12 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 12 Impact on Council Program Service: $77,360 (value of labor) Camping Promotions: $1,100 –Leaders’ Dinner, etc Funds donated: $1145 –Stain, building material, etc Camp Bunn Firebowl: –Phase 2 starts in 2010 Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America Service based on $20 / hour rate suggested by National Committee on advice of US Forest Service Saved funds to complete Firebowl project in 2010.

13 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 13 Impact on Council Program Achieved Quality Lodge Four Year in Row Membership retention –Older scouts staying involved and participating as volunteers for Council events –Billing members that have not paid there dues in a number of years. Training opportunities –Lodge Leadership Development, Section C-3C Conclave, National Leadership Seminar, and NOAC Developing future leaders 17 Arrowmen attended LLD Section Had representatives at every COC meeting Hosted new C-3B COC in Springfield National Sent 5 Arrowmen to NLS Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

14 ORDER OF THE ARROW ECHOCKOTEE LODGE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL #87 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Mission of the Lodge 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. Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America


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