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.

2019 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.)

You may either print and fill out the 2019 Vigil Honor Nomination then mail it to the address on the nomination, or type the information into the nomination and email it to vigilchairman@aacegwa.org.

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

Nominations must be emailed to vigilchairman@aacegwa.org or mailed to the Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center no later than August 1, 2019.

2019 Vigil Honor Nomination

Questions? Contact Vigil Honor Committee Chairman: Alex Girard, vigilchairman@aacegwa.org


2019 Founder's Award Nominations

Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder's Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson.

The Founder's Award is the highest award the Lodge can bestow upon a member. The criteria is for "those who best exemplify in their everyday life the true meaning of the OA: the basic ideals of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness and Service.”

Lodges may petition the national Order of the Arrow committee to present between two and four awards annually, depending on the number of members in the lodge. If the lodge presents more than one award, at least one must be awarded to a youth under the age of 21.Please watch this short video for a full explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSlAL6JgQMA

Nominations must be received no later than August 9, 2019 at the AAC Volunteer Service Center. Please mark envelopes Attn: Matt Rendahl & Egwa Tawa Dee – Founder’s

2019 Founder's Award Nomination Petition

Questions? Contact the Lodge Chief, Trey Patuka, lodgechief@aacegwa.org.

James E. West Fellowship

The James E. West Fellowship recognizes a contribution of at least $1000 to the council’s endowment fund. Each year the Lodge will raise these funds to honor one lodge member by contributing to the council endowment fund in that member’s name who will then receive the James E. West Fellowship recognition items at the lodge annual banquet. This recognition will primarily be given for a “lifetime” of service to the Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, and Scouting.

Form must be received no later than August 9, 2019 at the AAC Volunteer Service Center. Please mark envelopes Attn: Matt Rendahl & Egwa Tawa Dee – James E. West Fellowship

2019 James E. West Fellowship Nomination Form

Questions? Contact the Lodge Chief, Trey Patuka, lodgechief@aacegwa.org


Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm &
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center

Proceeds from two Silent Auctions will benefit the Campership Fund
Auction Times: Friday 8:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am
Excellent memorabilia items will be available at both auction times!

Find good items for your collection. Buy hard to find wonderful Scouting gifts from some of the nation’s top Scout memorabilia sealers. Have your old Scouting items appraised. See displays of large Scout collections, ldentify uniforms, coins, medals, patches, books, etc.

4,000 Sq. Ft. with 80 Tables Good Lighting, ADA Accessible FREE to visit, buy, trade

Visit the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge Trading Post to see new 2019 items. The nation’s largest Scout Shop will be open across the hall on Saturday. Boy Scouts can work on the Collections Merit Badge and meet requirement 3-C and other requirements at this event.

  • Table rentals available! See below for a table rental form.

To donate items for the auction contact Bruce Lafitte at BLafitte1098@gmail.com

FLIER

TABLE RENTAL

If you have questions or want to donate items for the auction, please contact:
Bruce Lafitte, Show Co-Chair, at 404.697.8994 or BLafitte1098@gmail.com

 

Egwa Tawa Dee Online Trading Post Now Open!

At the trading post, we have a wide variety of embroidered shirts, jackets, polos, and more! Each item is offered in a variety of colors and sizes. Get your quality, embroidered items at this link: http://aacegwa.sgtradingpost.online

 

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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