Order of the Arrow Chapter
Thunderbird Chapter - Order of the Arrow - Lowaneu Allanque Lodge 41
Thunderbird Chapter Chief: Mark Froelich
Chapter Advisor: Ed Hedborn - 630-989-0655
Associate Chapter Advisor: Bill Birch
Associate Chapter Advisor: Bill Froelich
The OA chapter meeting will cover the upcoming OA election season, trainings, and events. The activity for the meeting will be making and flying styrofoam airplanes.
Thunderbird District OA Chapter normally meets at the same time and place as Thunderbird District Roundtable - at 7:30 on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the LDS Church on Ridgeland Ave. in Naperville. Map It.
Our next regular Chapter Meeting will be held Thursday, October 12th, 7:30 – 8:45 PM - Naperville LDS Stake Center, 1320 Ridgeland Ave, Naperville (SE corner of Naper Boulevard and Ridgeland Avenue).
Order of the Arrow Representatives and members: Please make announcements at your Troop meeting about our Chapter Meetings and Lodge Events to let all OA members know what is coming up, and that they are welcome to attend!
All OA members - Elections are coming up soon. Time to start planning a date for your Troop's election.
Information and forms for Ordeal candidates may be found on-line at the Lodge website.
Chapter Meetings and Lodge Activities for 2017:
- November 9 - Styrofoam Airplanes
- December 14 - Holiday Party
From Our Chapter Chief
Every month we have a meeting at the LDS Church in Naperville on the second Thursday at 7:30 pm (at the same time and place as District Round Table). This is the primary method of communicating information from the Lodge to the individual members. We always have something fun going on at the meeting-this month is Styrofoam plate airplanes. All current OA members and Elected Ordeal Candidates are encouraged to attend.
All OA members are required to pay annual dues of $20. You can also pay for your dues and 4 discounted lodge events (spring and fall fellowships, winter banquet, and frendship powwow). If you have not done so, please pay your dues at OA41.org. Every penny of your dues goes straight to the OA to provide all of the awesome experiences throughout the year for our members.
As always, feel free to contact Mr. Hedborn or I with any questions,
- OA Lodge Calendar
- Lowaneu Allanque Lodge #41 Membership
- National Order of the Arrow National Order of the Arrow Website
Purpose of the Order of the Arrow
To recognize those campers – Scouts and Scouters – who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and by such recognition cause other campers to conduct themselves in such a manner to warrant recognition.
- To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit.
- To promote Scout camping, which reaches its greatest effectiveness as part of the unit’s camping program, both year-round and in summer camp, as directed by the camping committee of the Council.
- To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.