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.

We Need You!
Do You Have What it Takes to be a Lodge Officer?

Do you possess the dedication, time and energy to be in a youth leadership position within the Lodge? The Order of the Arrow is a brotherhood of Scout campers led and run by youth leadership and guided by adult advisers. Being a Lodge Officer will teach you a great deal about yourself and how well you can set your own goals and work to achieve them. If you are interested in becoming a Lodge Officer please review the Lodge Officer responsibilities contained in the Lodge Operating Procedures.

The process for election is very simple and is detailed in the Lodge Rules. Candidates for a lodge position must submit a formal Nomination Form on or before the Saturday morning of Fall Fellowship to the Lodge Chief or his designee. The nomination form must be approved by the candidate's Parent, Primary Unit Leader, Chapter Adviser, and Lodge Adviser.

Each candidate will participate in a forum Saturday afternoon at which time each candidate will be given a few minutes to speak and tell the Lodge members present why they feel they should be elected. On Saturday night of Fall Fellowship, the general meeting of the Lodge will be opened and an election conducted in accordance with the Lodge Rules.

A Lodge Leadership Development Course (LLD) will be held in January to instruct officers in the duties of their respective office. No officer is alone in their leadership; there are many adult advisers as well as past officers who are willing and able to help.

Any youth (under 21) in the Lodge can be a Lodge officer.

The Atlanta Area Council Campmaster Corps is a group of experienced Scouters who support weekend camp activities at the Atlanta Area Council camp properties, Bert Adams, Woodruff and Allatoona Aquatics Base. Members of the Campmaster Corps have a working knowledge of the BSA Outdoor Programs, the Patrol method, Troop and Unit operations and general knowledge of the aims and objectives of the Scouting Outdoor Program.

Campmasters spend the weekend at the Atlanta Area Camp Properties in a comfortable cabin with simple amenities (kitchen, cooking utensils, private bathrooms, and beds) while providing service to Units camping at the property during the weekend. Typically, weekend duties begin when the Campmaster arrives on Friday and end on Sunday around noon (after the units have left the camp or when the Ranger says it is okay to leave). Campmasters can request their weekend and amount of service and some Campmasters serve as husband and wife teams for the weekend.

During the weekend, Campmasters are a visible presence at the camp property, visiting the Units at campsites and program facilities to provide assistance, ensuring the safety and security of the Units and camp property by inspecting facilities and campsites at various times.

During a typical weekend, Campmasters will:

  • Check units into camp and collect rosters.
  • Interact with the Unit Leaders to provide Commissioner-type service and other assistance as requested.
  • Assist the Camp Rangers with special projects when requested.
  • Help ensure camp policies are being followed by visiting units, campsites and camp facilities.
  • Provide unit leaders with outdoor program and facility assistance to enhance the unit’s camping experience.
  • Assist Rangers and Units during emergency situations.
  • Check units out of at the end of their stay.

Here's a Campmaster Corps flier. Questions? Contact Warren or Sherry Wright, wwright376@aol.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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August 5, 2018
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September 14 - 16, 2018
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Woodruff Scout Camp

September 16, 2018
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September 24, 2018
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September 28 -29, 2018
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Last Updated 08/16/18
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