Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge
Order of the Arrow

"For he who serves his fellows, is of all his fellows, greatest"
- Dr. E. Urner Goodman

Welcome to the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge Official Web Site!

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge helps the Atlanta Area Council provide a quality Scouting program through recognition of Scouting spirit and performance, development of youth leadership and service, promotion of Scout camping and outdoor programs, and enhancement of membership tenure. Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge is supported by twelve Chapters that include all Districts of the Atlanta Area Council.

Ordeal Lost & Found Items

At both the Woodruff Ordeal and Bert Adams Ordeal there were a number of items left by participants. Take a look at these pictures, If any of these items belong to you send an email to lodgelostandfound@aacegwa.org.

Woodruff Ordeal


Bert Adams Ordeal



2017 Vigil Honor

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting or their Scout camp. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation. (For a complete explanation of the meaning and selection criteria, refer to “Vigil Honor” in the Order of the Arrow Handbook.)

There are 2 different ways to submit your Founder's Award Nominations:

The options are either printing and filling out the printable version of the 2017 Vigil Honor Nomination Petition and then mailing the form, or typing the information into a fillable version of the 2017 Vigil Honor Nomination Petition and emailing it to vigilchairman@aacegwa.org

Each section of the form is required and must be completed fully. Those submitting the nomination form should feel free to request information from the Lodge officers, Advisors, along with Chapter, Unit & District leadership to complete the form as needed.

Petitions must be emailed to vigilchairman@aacegwa.org or mailed to the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 no later than August 1st, 2017.

Please mark envelopes Attn: Bion Jones & Egwa Tawa Dee – Vigil Honor.

Questions?
Contact Vigil Honor Committee Chairman: Trevor Rose, vigilchairman@aacegwa.org

 

 

2017 Founder's Award

The Founder’s Award is the highest honor a lodge can bestow on a member. It is given to those members who display the dedication of the Order of the Arrow founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Col. Carroll Edson. The lodge can give one award for every 500 members or fraction thereof. The following inscription on the award medallion describes the spirit of the award:

“For he who serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest.”

Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowmen who demonstrates to fellow Arrowmen that he or she memorializes in his or her everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by founder E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carroll A. Edson.

Someone who exemplifies this quote from our founder, Dr. E. Urner Goodman may be a candidate for this award.

“There are those among us who feel that we are . . . to make every effort in the induction of a new member into our Order in the Ordeal Ceremony, so that that very experience in his life is one that he will never forget. I think we are beginning to make headway in that. But let us in the months immediately ahead emphasize the fact that the Order of the Arrow is a collection of individual Arrowmen, in-the-making, or old-timers; and that what we do must be of such quality as to grasp their imagination and make their life different because of hat fact.”

There are 3 different ways to submit your Founder's Award Nominations:

  • The first is a Google Docs form, which can be filled out online. The link for that is https://goo.gl/forms/VNfkMd6DmhLPbtKu1 (best viewed with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers)

  • The second and third options are either printing and filling out the 2017 Founder's Award Nomination Petition, or typing the information into that same form and emailing it to foundersawardchairman@aacegwa.org

    Each section of the form is required and must be completed fully. Those submitting the nomination form should feel free to request information from the Lodge officers, Advisors, along with Chapter, Unit & District leadership to complete the form as needed.

Petitions must be emailed to foundersawardchairman@aacegwa.org or mailed to the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 no later than August 1st 2017.

Please mark envelopes Attn: Bion Jones & Egwa Tawa Dee - Founder's Award.

Questions?
Contact Founder's Award Committee Chairman: Daniel Croshaw, foundersawardchairman@aacegwa.org

2018 NOAC Patch Design

In 2018 NOAC (National Order of the Arrow Conference) will be happening once again at Indiana University. At the 2015 NOAC most of our fundraising was done through patches and having a really good design on the patch that would sell. Because of that the fees were reduced around $150 for each person that was attending.

Starting now through August 1, 2017 the Lodge will be taking submissions and ideas for a fundraising patch for the 2018 NOAC. Do you have an idea you would like us to see that you feel would be great and all would want to buy? Do you have an artistic background that will help you in designing a good patch? Do you have a design that you had made before but really had never turned in? If you said yes to any of these you should submit your design.

Please feel free to submit as many designs as you wish. This is open to all Lodge members. We really want to see a lot of ideas that we can pick from. For now designs should have the following items on the patch.

1) NOAC 2018
2) Egwa Tawa Dee
3) Scout Fleur-de-li

Hope to see all your designs soon. Please send your designs to patchdesign@aacegwa.org. Direct any questions to patchdesign@aacegwa.org.


Celebrating 100 Years! Atlanta Area Council Centennial Lodge Flap

Atlanta Scout Memorabilia Show & Trade-O-Ree
Hosted by Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge & Atlanta Area Council
Friday, September 23, 2016, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm &
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center

All tables have been rented. To be put on a waiting list email Bruce Lafitte, bruce.lafitte@nordson.com

 

  • 4,000 Sq. Ft. with 80 Tables
  • Good Lighting
  • ADA Accessible
  • FREE to visit, buy, and trade, the only fee is if you want to rent a table, Click Here for table rental
  • Two Silent Auctions of great items donated to the Lodge & AAC, Friday 8:00 pm & Saturday 11:00am (all donations welcome)
  • Find those good items for your collection
  • Buy hard to find wonderful Scouting gifts from some of the nation’s top Scout memorabilia dealers
  • Free trading tables just outside the door that may be used by anyone (no selling from these tables)
  • Have your old Scouting items appraised for free by the nation’s top Scout memorabilia dealers
  • See great displays of Scout collections (old uniforms, coins, medals, patches, books, etc)
  • The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge Trading Post will be set-up with new 2016 items
  • The nation’s largest Scout shop will be open just across the hall on Saturday
  • Have your Boy Scouts work on Collections Merit badge and meet requirement 3-C, and other requirements at this event
  • Concessitions

Celebrating 100 Years!  Atlanta Area Council Centennial CSPAll money raised goes to the AAC Camperships Fund to help Scouts!

Atlanta Scout Memorabilia Show & Trade-O-Ree Flier

Atlanta Scout Memorabilia Show & Trade-O-Ree Table Rental

If you have any questions or want to donate items for the auction, please contact: Bruce Lafitte, Show's Co-Chair, 404-697-8994 or email: bruce.lafitte@nordson.com

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Join The Adventure! Canadian Odessey

The Order of the Arrow Wilderness Voyage: Canadian Odyssey program is an experience like no other. For two weeks, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience the wild beauty of the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario, Canada.

Join The Adventure! Ocean Adventure

The Order of the Arrow, Ocean Adventure, in cooperation with the Florida Sea Base, offers you an opportunity to provide cheerful service while experiencing the adventure and fun of one of the greatest ecosystems on our planet - the Florida Keys and the waters which surround them.

Join The Adventure! Summit Experience

The Order of the Arrow Summit Experience program is an experience like no other. For 8 days, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience all that the Summit in West Virginia has to offer.

Join The Adventure! Trail Crew

The Order of the Arrow Trail Crew program is one of the best ways to experience Scouting's premier high adventure base, Philmont Scout Ranch. For two weeks, participants see and experience all that Philmont has to offer and much more.

Join The Adventure! Wilderness Voyage

The Order of the Arrow Wilderness Voyage program is an experience like no other. For two weeks, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience all that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota has to offer.

 

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