Are you familiar with Scouting’s Order of the Arrow? For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA), Scouting’s national honor society, 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 by these ideals as well, and advances the OA’s purpose of promoting responsible outdoor adventure, developing young leaders, and crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into lifelong leadership in cheerful service to others. The OA emphasizes service to the unit—Arrowmen give back to their troops through the leadership skills and values of service learned through the Order.
The Mount Baker Council BSA is served by the OA’s Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge #338, which marks its 25th anniversary as a lodge this year. In a typical year, Lodge members contribute thousands of hours of service at Fire Mountain Scout Camp and in their communities across the Mount Baker Council, including organizing district camporees; visiting units across the Council to promote camping; and convening for fun-filled gatherings, high adventure, and leadership development training at the council, regional, and national levels.
During 2020 Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge has continued building momentum, even amid the significant challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was among the first wave of lodges nationwide to conduct Virtual Inductions for Scouts and Scouters selected by their peers to become OA members. During October and November, 30 new members across the Council were inducted into the Order, completing collectively more than 200 hours of service in their communities. Additionally, seven Lodge members were inducted as Vigil Honor members—the highest honor the OA can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting: Matthew B., Mary Jo Brentari, Gary Garstin, Ryean H., Jacob J., Logan K., Blue L.
Calling All Arrowmen: Get Involved!
Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge is looking ahead to an exciting year of programs and service in 2021, including officially commemorating the Lodge’s 25th Anniversary, supporting units across the Council, and hosting the 2021 Section W-1N Conclave including all lodges from western Washington and Alaska. To do this, we need your involvement!
Update your Membership Information: If you are an OA member, please click on the below link to share with us your updated contact information, so we can be sure to keep you updated on all Lodge news and activities!
Troops, Ships, and Posts: We look forward to visiting you in 2021, including to support your units’ camping programs and to conduct OA elections. We will be contacting your units in early 2021 to arrange these visits.
We would love to see you at our upcoming OA Chapter meetings and other Lodge activities. For more information on the Lodge and opportunities to get involved, please contact Lodge Adviser Sean Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org.