As me and my fellow Lodge Officers began this New Year our first priority was creating a Vision to lead by. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow is carried by service back to the community and to scouting as a whole and is what led us to our vision of:
Working with Chapter Chiefs and fellow Lodge Officers to improve the presence of the Lodge in the community.
To meet this vision we broke it down into the following goals:
1. We, Quapaw Lodge 160, will assist the community with three community service projects. One of these three will be organized and completed by each chapter.
To clarify, we aim to organize a minimum of eight service projects as a lodge this year. Two of these will be organized at the Lodge level while the other six will be organized by each of the chapters respectively. Our next goal is:
2. We, Quapaw Lodge 160, would like to become more involved with our units. We would like to encourage more participation within the OA while also helping retain members and bring in past members for community service.
This means, that we would like to see more participation not only within the OA but also within scouting as a whole. We want to bring back members who might have “Sash-N-Dashed” and see the members within our Order increase without affecting the numbers in our units negatively.
3. We, Quapaw Lodge 160, will provide eight hours of service per member to the betterment of camp and to preserve the facilities we use for future use.
Meaning, that we would like to collectively provide eight hours of time to Camp Rockefeller and the Gus Blass Scout Reservation for every person registered. Me and my fellow Lodge Officers would like to thank you for showing interest in our goals and would like to know that if you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Our order depends on members like you and we can’t wait to see you at the next event.
Yours in Scouting,