|Welcome to Tiwahe Lodge, Order of the Arrow |
| ||Thank you for visiting the web site of Tiwahe Lodge, Order of the Arrow, BSA, serving Arrowmen of the San Diego-Imperial Council. The OA information you need is just a click away. Add our Google Calendar to yours to keep up with Tiwahe Lodge events and activities. Help make Tiwahe Lodge special. We need YOU at our activities! YOU are IMPORTANT!|
|Lodge Constitution and Lodge Policies Updated |
| ||Our Lodge Chief and Lodge Adviser have released the latest version of our Lodge documents. Among other things, Tiwahe Lodge Policies details the requirements for all Lodge awards and recognitions. Click the links below or click the Forms menu.|
Tiwahe Lodge Constitution
Tiwahe Lodge Policies
|National Order of the Arrow Newsletter - Latest Issue |
| ||Are you reading the National Bulletin, the Order of the Arrow's National Newsletter? Issues are jam-packed with news you can use about everything OA. |
Read, enjoy and learn!
|Cubmasters, Webelos Den Leaders, Committee Chairs |
| ||If you are looking for Order of the Arrow (OA) assistance for an upcoming Pack ceremony, here's what you do as soon as possible.|
Step 1: Contact the Chapter Chief and the Chapter Adviser for your District. You will find the Chapter for your District by clicking Tiwahe Chapters on the menu above. Then click on the OA Chapter name for your District to display the contact information for the Chapter Chief and Chapter Adviser. Contact the Chief and Adviser and let them know the ceremony you need, where, and when.
Step 2: At the same time, contact Jace Mullen, the Tiwahe Lodge Cub Scout Relations Committee Chair and Jared Minard, the Tiwahe Lodge Cub Scout Relations Committee Adviser.
Their jobs are to make sure that your Pack gets the help you need. Sometimes our Chapters are booked up and are not available when you need them. Jace and Jared will try to find a ceremony team from a Chapter outside of your District. The more people you have working on a ceremony solution, the better.
|Lend a Hand on a Service Request |
| ||Looking for a service project for advancement, to fill a community service requirement, or just because you love providing "Cheerful Service"? Check out our new Service Requests page. We currently have two requests for your help. Please send Mr. Garcia your service hours total when you are done. The Lodge is measured on service hours performed.
|Earn the Camp Promotion Award |
| ||You were elected an Arrowman because of your love of the outdoors. The OA is the Brotherhood of Honored Campers. Help other Scouts in San Diego discover and enjoy the fun and excitement. The Tiwahe Camp Promotion Committee has published the 2011 version of the Where To Go Camping Guide in Southern California. They have also produced a Camp Promotion Power Point slide show and script you can use to take the story of Camp Mataguay, Camp Fiesta Island, and Trailblazer Camp to a Troop or Cub Scout Pack. The facilities and programs at Mataguay Scout Reservation and Camp Fiesta Island have been expanded for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Horseback riding, COPE courses, Geocaching MB, SCUBA MB, Wakeboarding MB, and more are now offered. Help get the word out and earn the Camp Promotion Award. Click the blue links in this article to review the materials. For additional information, assistance, or materials, click Email Camp Promotions Committee.|
|Jumpstart for New Arrowmen |
| ||Jumpstart is for new members of the Order of the Arrow. It includes information you’ll need to be successful -- a summary OA’s rich history, a description of your Ordeal experience, and instructions for taking the next step: Brotherhood membership. Click Jumpstart and enter the password. If you don't know the password, follow the clues.
|Tiwahe LEC Meets 2nd Monday of Each Month |
| ||The Lodge Executive Committee or LEC meets at 7 PM at Atherton Hall, Camp Balboa, on the 2nd Monday of each month, except in January, when it follows the LLD on Saturday at the Youth Aquatic Center. The LEC includes Lodge leaders (Chief, Vice Chief, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.), Chapter Chiefs, Lodge Committee Chairs, and Lodge and Chapter Advisers. Decisions concerning Tiwahe Lodge, its Chapters, Lodge and Chapter events, and participation in Council and civic activities are discussed and decided at the LEC meetings. Youth leaders vote on all Lodge matters. Any registered Arrowman is welcome to attend and observe. Interested Arrowmen are encouraged to participate on Lodge Committees.|
For a list of Lodge leaders, visit Contacts. For a list of Chapter Chiefs and Advisers, see Tiwahe Chapters.
|New Unit Election and Camp Promotion Form |
| ||Jonathan Hardie has posted a new Unit Election / Camp Promotion Visit Form. This form will help you line up those Troop visits. You may click the blue link to download it here, or find it on our Forms page. |
|Garcia and Philbrook Receive Distinguished Service Award |
| ||On May 30, 2012, the National Order of the Arrow Committee approved 69 persons to receive its Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for outstanding service to the Order on a Sectional, Regional, and/or National basis. Prior to 2012, only 839 Distinguished Service Awards have been presented. The newly approved DSA honorees will be recognized during the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Michigan State University. Congratulations to Tiwahe Lodge honorees Joe Garcia and Mike Philbrook.
|Tiwahe Lodge Drummer Award |
| ||Tiwahe Lodge now has a Drummer Award. |
Ladies CAN earn the Lodge Drummer Award. They are not allowed to handle or beat the drum, but the requirements can be met without violating traditions.
- Demonstrate proper order of entrance to the arena by dancers for the Grand Entry.
- Demonstrate proper Arena set up.
- Explain Arena etiquette for dancers, drummers, and spectators.
- Demonstrate blessing of the Drum.
- Demonstrate the ‘Honor Beat’ and explain its significance.
- Perform 4 songs from the following list:
- Grand Entry
- Flag Song
- Grass Dance
- Fancy Dance
- Inter Tribal
- Northern Traditional
- Round (Social) Dance
- Explain ‘vocables.'
- Drum and sing with the drum team at a Lodge event.
- Drum and sing with the drum team at a Section, Regional, or National event.
The award will be approved by the Lodge Native American Affairs Committee Chair.
The Drummer Award shall be presented at the Lodge Banquet.
The award shall not be sold.
One award may be earned per life.
The award is available for Youth or Adult.
|Make the Tiwahe Facebook Page a Favorite |
| ||Have you added our Facebook page as a favorite yet? Visit Facebook to find your Tiwahe "friends". Visit Tiwahe Lodge Facebook page.|
|Writers Needed For Website |
| ||Do you have a way with words or a sense of humor that makes people smile? Are you a Lodge or Chapter officer or Committee chair who needs to communicate what you and your committee are doing? Write a regular feature article for the Tiwahe Lodge web site. Submit announcements, calendar items, interesting articles and stories, photographs, links and information relating to the Order of the Arrow and Tiwahe Lodge, its Chapters, and members. Be a key source of information for current, prospective, and past members of the Tiwahe Lodge. Help make this a World Class web site. Click Webmaster.|