Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 September 2014 02:57

Winter Camp Staff Application

Calling all cold weather Mikanakawans!  If you are 14 years old and dues paying, sash wearing, flap toting member of our lodge consider this your official invitation to apply for a position on the 2014 Winter Camp Staff.  Registration through this portal does not guarantee your position on winter camp staff, but you can’t be on the staff if you don’t apply HERE!

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 15:49

NOAC Registration is now open!

Attention Mikanakawans!

Registration for the Mikanakawa 2015 NOAC Contingent is now open.  This year we have two great trek's planned.  Trek 1 provides 3 days of fun before NOAC while trek 2 provides 4 days.  Trek 1 is $895, leaves on July 31st and has the following stops:

Six Flags St. Louis
Willis Tower and Navy Pier in Chicagoand the Ford Rouge Truck Plant.

Trek 2 is $995, leaves on July 30th and has the following stops:

Six Flags St. Louis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Museum
Air Museum at Wright Patterson AFB
Cedar Point Amusement Park.

Please register in the Event Registration section of our web site, or click here. Be sure to like our Miki Contingent Page on Facebook by clicking here.   

 

As of Sunday, 8/17 we have 130 Mikanakawans signed up to attend NOAC, that is already more than the 120 we took in 2012!  

A PDF copy of our Frequently Asked Questions is available here. Or click NOAC 2015 FAQ to see the article on the web site.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014 12:06

Message from BSA's National President

Have you heard the inaugural comments from our new President of the Boy Scouts of America? At the conclusion of the National Meeting of the BSA, our president, Mr. Robert Gates, shared some details of his Scouting background and his priorities for our organization during the next 2 years. If you listen to his remarks you will realize that the Order of the Arrow had a significant influence in his Scouting career.

A former Director of the CIA and United States Secretary of Defense, President Gates emphasized his strong belief that successful missions depend upon leaders in the field. A high-priority mission for the next 2 years will be the recruitment of more youth to all BSA programs, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts.

Give it some thought. What can you and your chapter do to help the units in your district become more successful in attracting new youth to the program?  Remember, as Mikanakawans we “go to prepare a trail” for others. That trail begins with each new youth who becomes a Scout. Let’s do all we can to help more youth find the trail!

If you haven't seen the video, click here to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 09:32

What Is MikiCorps?

Are you ready for adventure? High Adventure? Did you know that the Boy Scouts of America offers a special High Adventure program that is only available to the youth members of the Order of the Arrow? Did you know that you can spend 2 weeks at Philmont for just $250?MikiCorp 2014 Flap

What’s the catch? You spend the first week with your crew providing service to improve the camp. During the second week, you embark on a custom itinerary that you and your team design for yourself. No one gets to design their own itinerary at Philmont - BUT YOU DO!

There are similar programs at the other 4 High Adventure bases (although, to attend the OA High Adventure program at Sea Base you must have already completed an NOAHA program at a different camp). There is even a brand new National OA High Adventure program at the Summit this year for youth Arrowmen from 14-18 years of age. All other programs are for Arrowmen from 16-20.

Those who have attended these programs tell us, unequivocally, that it is a life-changing experience! Mikanakawa Lodge is committed to making this experience available to a large number of Arrowmen in 2014. Those who attend will be a part of an elite Corps of Arrowmen - the MikiCorps 2014.

How do we intend to support you? Here’s one way - the first 50 Mikanakawans who obtain the Lodge Adviser’s signature on their Application Form and attend a National OA High Adventure program this year will receive a travel reimbursement of $100 at the end of the summer. Proceeds from the sale of the 2-piece flap set will help to fund these travel expense reimbursements.

We have more in store for you, but for now the most important thing for you to do is to go to adventure.oa-bsa.org and download the application form for the program you want to attend and then meet with Lodge Adviser Chuck Wagner to get his signature on your completed form.

There are fewer than 500 spots available nationwide for all 5 of these venues and they are filling up fast. We expect the opportunity to be gone soon, possibly as early as March 1st. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a life-changing experience.

Be a Mikanakawa Corpsman. Be a part of MikiCorps 2014. Sign up now!


 

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