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You are cordially invited to celebrate the Order of the Arrow's 100th Anniversary with The Grand Monadnock Lodge #309!  Join us as we review the OA's 100 years of cheerful service, recognize volunteers for their commitment to the order, and the annual endowment patch auction.  

Where: The DoubleTree Hotel 99 Erdman Way Leominster MA, 01453
When: Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 6:00PM-8:30PM
Cost: $22
Attire: Business attire or Class A uniform.

Activities include:

  • Pasta Dinner with friends and family
  • Real Life Trivia Crack
  • Founders Award Presentation to Derek Kelson.
  • James E. West Award Presentations to the King Family and Matthew Palladino.
  • Silent and Live Auctions of the 2014 Endowment Patch featuring the newly constructed Magee Village Cabins at Camp Wanocksett

The Nashua Valley Council, BSA is excited to announce it will celebrate the Order of the Arrow’s centennial as an ArrowTour host. ArrowTour is an interactive event for Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni that will travel throughout the country during the summer of 2015. The tour will make a stop on July 14, 2015 at Camp Wanocksett. 

The purpose of the tour is to commemorate the Order of the Arrow’s 100th anniversary. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Order of the Arrow, its story, and its future. Some of the program highlights include interactive exhibits, activities such as silk-screening and branding, and challenge games. Participants will have a chance to meet some of the Order’s national leaders, and alumni can learn about the Scouting Alumni Association and local alumni efforts to supporting Scouting in our area.  An exclusive ArrowTour Trading Post will carry ArrowTour and OA centennial merchandise.

The program will conclude with a special show that recognizes the Order’s rich history and empowers participants to help shape the organization’s future. The Order of the Arrow is creating a truly unique and interactive experience for all Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni.  

Join the lodge event on Facebook and invite your friends.  You can find more information about the ArrowTour routes and program on the web at http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org. You can also keep up with the tour as it makes its way around the country by following @ArrowTour on Twitter.

When: June 5-7, 2015
Where: Yawgoog Scout Reservation, Hopkinton, RI
Cost: $38 for youth, $48 for adults

Conclave gives Scouts and Scouters and opportunity to better your troop, lodge, council and community. The event begins with training in the morning and then team activities later in the day. The following areas will all be open for the activities: waterfront, shooting sports, COPE & climbing, boating, and the sports fields. The competitive activities will consist of games like ultimate Frisbee, basketball, volleyball and many more. There will also be a decathlon-style relay race. Let the Grand Monadnock Lodge show the Section what the boys from Wanocksett can do! There is going to be two amazing shows at the event, as well!

The lodge will be purchasing T-shirts as a lodge and design forms will be available at the Winter Weekend. There will be more information at the Winter Weekend, as well. We are trying to get as any people as possible to attend this year’s Conclave, so spread the word to your friends, whom are also arrowman, and grow interest amongst your troop. If you have any questions about this year’s upcoming Conclave you can talk to me at the Winter Weekend or email Conclave Chairman Brendan T. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

WHEN: August 1-9, 2015
WHERE: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
WHO: Any registered Arrowman.

Registration for the Grand Monadnock Lodge's contingent to the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is now open. Join us as we travel to Michigan State University to participate in the Order of the Arrow's 100th anniversary celebration.

NOAC is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!

The weekend of June 7th-9th, 2013, will forever be remembered as the best and, with an attendance of over 450 Arrowmen, the largest conclave Section NE-1B ever had.  One brother, who has been attending Conclaves for well over 20 years, simply said that our Conclave was "head and shoulders above" all other Conclaves. The months of meetings planning the Conclave and physical work that went into opening the camp and its program areas was worth it.

 

Lots of new merchandise has been added to the lodge treasury over the last few months.  Check out some of these great items you can now purchase!

Sealing your membership by becoming a Brotherhood member is a great way to show your commitment and further your experiences with the Lodge. Moving on to Brotherhood membership offers an opportunity to reaffirm one's belief in the high purposes of the Order. Each Brotherhood member commits to even more service to Scouting through the Order.

An Arrowman is eligible for Brotherhood after 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and fulfilling certain requirements.

The Order of the Arrows Jumpstart program is a great way for Arrow men to view and study their requirements.

JumpStart OA

http://jumpstart.oa-bsa.org/

In GML309, Ordeal Members have the opportunity to seal their membership as a Brotherhood member at both the Spring & Fall Inductions Weekends.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on how to convert to Brotherhood.

Are you a member of The Grand Monadnock Lodge #309 and active in your troop?  GML309 is looking for active members to serve as OA Troop Representatives for Nashua Valley Troops.  The commitment is simple, and qualifies as a leadership position for Star, Life, and Eagle.

Email the lodge Troop Rep Coordinators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Learn more about the OA Troop Rep Program