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Craig's National Bulletin 2Q98.qxd 5/30/98 5:44 AM Page 1 Training Corner. OA Trail Crew Learn how to keep Commemorative an audience in the Video. Experience palm of your hand. Arrowmen building see page 6 the Vaca Trail at Philmont. see page 8 E. Urner Goodman E. Urner Goodman Scholarship Camping Award Recipients. Recipients. Lodges Scholarships bene- honored for excep- fit six entering pro- tional dedication to fessional Scouting. camping program. see page 3 see page 3 Order of the Arrow Boy Scouts of America Volume L, Issue 2 June-August, 1998 Lasting Memories Result from Report to the Nation by Brock Ostrander by Mat Milleson Crazy Horse Lodge. The Crazy During the week of March 11 Horse Lodge of the Black Hills through 15, I had the esteemed Area Council, Rapid City, South pleasure of visiting Washington, Dakota, completed a fund-rais- D.C., with the Boy Scouts of ersales of a special $10 flap. Americas 1997 Report to the The proceeds went to building a Nation delegation. Every year the cabin at the local Medicine BSA sends representatives from Mountain Scout Ranch near each area of its Scouting program Custer, South Dakota. Web page: to present a report chronicling the www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapid successes within the BSA to the s/4245/oa.htm dignitaries of our government. The seven youths who partici- Ku-Ni-Eh Lodge. The Ku-Ni-Eh pated in the delegation are some of Lodge of the Dan Beard Council the BSAs finest. The Order of the is celebrating 60 years of OA in Arrow was well represented since the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Web Sylvester Tan, the Southern Region page: www.bsa.net/oh/L145 Exploring president, is a member of National Chief Mat Milleson presents President Bill Clinton with the 1997 the Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge. Report to the Nation. Sebooney Okasucca Lodge. The Sebooney Okasucca Lodge During our five days in Supreme Court, CIA headquarters Court building and the workings of of the Andrew Jackson Council Washington, the delegation had the and the Secret Service headquar- a forensics lab. One of the high- has established its sixth camper- opportunity to visit many of the ters. Most of these tours were con- lights of our trip was a tour of the ship fund. The funds generate historic landmarks that characterize ducted privately and provided us Capitol led by Representative Ed over $1,000 annually for campers our nations capital. Among these the opportunity to see things not Pease. As Sylvester Tan said, We to attend summer camp. The were our visits to the various mon- usually open to the public such as really got a chance to go behind the most recent fund honors Mike uments, tours of the U.S. Capitol, the basketball court in the Supreme see Report, page 6. Holcombe, lodge adviser 19891997. Web page: Service Takes to the Water NOAC www.ajcbsa.org/oa Spe-Le-Yai Lodge. The Spe-Le- by Jason Accola at the 1998 National Order of the Yai Lodge of the Verdugo Hills Arrow Conference. Council in Glendale, California, is celebrating its 55th anniversary. Spe-Le-Yai is Shoshone for song During the summers of 1999 and 2000, the Order of the Arrow Before the Northern Tier pro- ject is kicked off in 1999, many OR BUST! of the coyote. Section W-4A, of will embark on a new program details of the program have to be which Spe-Le-Yai is a part, is cel- adventure at the Charles L. planned. To become familiar with ebrating its 25th anniversary. Sommers High Adventure Base the Boundary Waters, a team of Tatanka-Anpetu-Wi Lodge. The in Ely, Minnesota. Like the OA experienced Arrowmen has been Check out the special Tatanka-Anpetu-Wi Lodge of the Philmont Trail Crew, the assembled to serve this summer two page section on Overland Trails Council, Grand Northern Tier project will focus on the Charles L. Sommers staff. NOAC 98. See pages 4 Island, Nebraska, will be buying on cheerful service and fellow- These Scouts will design the and 5 for information on: mountain bike equipment for a ship. Arrowmen from across the essential program elements that new hiking/mountain biking trail country will restore damaged will be used in the upcoming being built at the councils sum- · Activities mer camp. Several Arrowmen campsites, reconstruct worn summers. · American Indian and the council Scout executive portages, and build new trails on Arrowmen interested in fur- Activities took pies in the face to raise the islands within the U.S.Canadian ther information regarding either money. They also held a special Boundary Waters. During the two · Inductions and participation or serving on the auction which raised $750 for years of operation, the program Ceremonial Events staff are encouraged to contact camperships. Web page: will be open to any OA member · Trading Post Jason Accola, 401 Montgomery gpvec.unl.edu/public/bsa/bsa.htm · Training between the ages of 16 to 20. Ave., East Dubuque, IL 61025; e- Tiak Lodge. The Tiak Lodge of Participant applications for the mail email@example.com. summer of 1999 will be available See you in Iowa! see Nation, page 6. NOAC Committee Updates, page 4-5 Chiefly Speaking, page 2 National Tour Permit Information, page 5 Ideas from Philmont, page 6 Profiles in Service, page 2 Is Your Lodge a Quality Lodge? page 7 Service to America, page 6 Arrowman Attends Nagano Games, page 3 Burning Issue-- Exploring Revamped, page 8 Craig's National Bulletin 2Q98.qxd 5/30/98 5:46 AM Page 2 Profiles in Service by Alex Rhodes build 30 platforms. ed that not only did the An intense work grant help make a much In keeping with the weekend in April 1997 needed facility a reality, tradition of past issues of totaling more than 350 but it also kindled a spirit the National Bulletin, we volunteer hours was all it of action in the lodge's are once again profiling took to finish the project. youth leadership. They those lodges that have The members of Wunita have since embraced recognized the need for Gokhos were pleased other projects and are service and made signifi- with the results and now focusing on their cant efforts to better their happy that they could true mission. council Scout camps by help the camp by replac- taking advantage of the ing the tent platforms. OA's matching grant pro- Congratulations to these gram. The National lodge members for seeing Standing from left to right: Tim Brown, Dave Petrush, Bulletin is proud to show- the need and responding Tobin McKnight, Robert Kunstman. Kneeling from left to case three more lodges right: Devang Desai, Chris Wade, Braim Lahman in service to their camps. that received grants as Arrowmen, part of the 1997 program. What an awesome year it has been thus far! At the lodge fellowships, conclaves, and national leadership seminars that I have attended in 1998, I have found talented Arrowmen running quality OA programs. My term is more than a quarter past, and my He who follows such a strongest memories pathway in unwavering are those relationships cheerful service will be The Tsisqan Lodge of seen by many others and, I have built while the Oregon Trail Council by inspiration, lead them experiencing the OA Allowat Sakima in Eugene, Oregon, The Wunita Gokhos received a grant of in all parts of the Lodge of the $5,000 to install new country. Pennsylvania Dutch The Santee Lodge of water distribution main- My challenge for you is actually a question: What Council in Lancaster and the Pee Dee Area Council lines throughout Camp is the spirit of the OA? Is it a service project you Lebanon counties in in Florence, South Alton Baker. The worked on at summer camp? Is it the feeling you got Pennsylvania, received a Carolina, received a grant Arrowmen, working with as a lodge officer when the fellowship you helped grant of $2,500 for the of $5,000 for the con- professionals from coordinate ran smoothly? For others it was the excite- construction of tent plat- struction of a new bath- Siuslaw Water Systems, ment and awe on the face of a new Arrowman in the forms. The platforms house at its local council dug approximately 1,800 Ordeal ceremony. were designed and con- camp. The new bathhouse feet of trench for the new Ultimately you must discover the answer for your- structed for use at Camp will serve the council waterlines. The project self. Perhaps by experiencing NOAC, or serving on Bashore. Existing plat- ring and the dining hall involved more than 250 forms had become unus- and is composed of six adults and youths work- OA Trail Crew, or by leading younger Scouts in our able after many years of individual unisex ing two consecutive units, together we can discover the clues that will exposure to the elements restrooms that comply weekends to accomplish solve this riddle. and repeated use. with the Americans with this monumental task. I am proud to serve as your national vice chief. I The idea to apply for Disabilities Act. After Tsisqan Lodge provided was also proud to serve as a section chief and also the matching grant pro- taking nearly three more than 2,000 volun- just as proud to serve as a patrol leader in Troop 221 gram came from a youth months to complete, the teer hours of cheerful ser- Vestal, New York. Only through friendship and ser- member of the lodge. The bathhouse is fully opera- vice to this project, and vice to others have I found the great meaning of what youth wrote "This project tional for the 1998 sum- would like to thank the Scouting has to offer. will benefit the camp mer camping season. national Order of the For me, the spirit of the OA has been learning because it will make the The time contributed Arrow Committee for platforms safer, but also to this project exceeded making these funds avail- about leadership through my successes and failures. improve the overall 300 volunteer hours. The able to support local Brothers, leadership is an action, not a position. Each appearance of Camp hours were donated by council projects. brother who takes the initiative to serve others is a Bashore that may help youth members, adult Once again, three great leader. improve camp atten- members, community more lodges show their It was once said A wise man will make more dance." The lodge initial- volunteers, professional commitment to the opportunities than he finds. I invite you to give ser- ly filled out the matching Scouters, and council Scouting movement and vice as a leader in national programs, in your lodge grant application request- employees. All of these to our Order through their programs and, most importantly, in your troop. ing funds to build 20 people worked in concert work in council camps. Together we will find the spirit of the Order of the platforms with an esti- to construct a facility val- As the next camping sea- Arrow. mated cost of more than ued at more than $20,000 son begins, is your lodge $5,000. When the lodge that will enhance the ready to find a project received the grant and council camping pro- that would help your Yours in the spirit, solicited bids for the gram. council? Look to future materials, it discovered it Even more beneficial issues of the National could afford to build than the project was the Bulletin for continued Dave Petrush more platforms than orig- lasting effect it has had profiles of lodges serving 1998 National Vice Chief inally estimated. Enough on the youth of the lodge. their councils. lumber was purchased to The lodge adviser report- 2 Craig's National Bulletin 2Q98.qxd 5/30/98 5:46 AM Page 3 Goodman Scholarship Lodges Receive Recipients Goodman by Billy Walley Camping Award The Recognitions and Awards Subcommittee of the Order of the Arrow National by Billy Walley Committee, is pleased to announce the selection of six recipients of the E. Urner Goodman Scholarship. The purpose of the E. Urner Goodman Scholarship fund pro- The Recognition and Awards Subcommittee of the gram is to assist Arrowmen preparing for a professional Scouting career by helping to Order of the Arrow National Committee is pleased to fulfill the financial obligations of their college education. announce the selection of eight lodges for the E. E. Urner Goodman, founder of the Order of the Arrow, was a teacher before enter- Urner Goodman Camping Award. The award was ing the professional service of the Boy Scouts of America in 1915. This program was established as a tribute and testimonial to the Order's established as a living memorial to the founder of the OA by helping provide needed founder, E. Urner Goodman. Its purpose is to encour- financial resources that will perpetuate continued high-caliber, service-minded individ- age and challenge OA members and lodges to uals dedicated to professional Scouting service. increase their effectiveness in promoting and increas- The national committee has agreed to fund $20,000 in scholarships. Here are the ing Scout camping throughout the country. The award recipients and the amounts they will receive. is presented annually to two outstanding lodges in each region. The lodges being recognized for their Corey L. Haynes will Christopher L. Haney 1997 accomplishments are: receive $4,000. He is regis- will receive $2,000. He is tered with the Adirondack registered in the Blue Northeast Region Council, Plattsburgh, New Ridge Mountains Yokahu Lodge York, and is a member of Council, Roanoke, Puerto Rico Council the Loon Lodge. He is a Virginia, and is a member San Juan, Puerto Rico Haynes sophomore at Saint Haney of the Tutelo Lodge. He Lawrence University, is a sophomore at Enda Lechallhanne Lodge majoring in history and Canadian studies. Virginia Military Institute, majoring in Greater Pittsburgh Council He is an Eagle Scout with seven Palms and mechanical engineering. He is an Eagle Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has served as lodge chief, lodge vice chief, Scout and has served as lodge vice chief, and as section vice chief in two sections. chapter chief, and section chief. Central Region Mark F. Hogan will Michael Kostic will Wulakamike Lodge receive $3,000. He is reg- receive $4,000. He is reg- Crossroads of America Council istered with the Old istered with the Bucktail Indianapolis, Indiana Colony Council, Canton, Council, DuBois, Massachusetts, and is a Pennsylvania, and is a Tom Kita Chara Lodge member of the member of the Ah'Tic Samoset Council Tisquantum Lodge. He is Kostic Lodge. He is a junior at Wausau, Wisconsin Hogan a freshman at Curry Pennsylvania State College, majoring in communication. He University, majoring in media studies. He Southern Region is an Eagle Scout, has served as lodge is an Eagle Scout and has served as the Karankawa Lodge secretary, and is presently serving as lodge secretary and vice chief, and as sec- Gulf Coast Council lodge chief. tion chief and vice chief. Corpus Christi, Texas Theodore J. Kremer will Christopher T. Rogers Atchafalaya Lodge receive $3,000. He is regis- will receive $4,000. He is Evangeline Area Council tered with the Lake Huron registered with the Lafayette, Louisiana Area Council, Auburn, Sinnissippi Council, Michigan, and is a member Janesville, Wisconsin, and Western Region of the Mischigonong Lodge. is a member of the He is a sophomore at Chemokemon Lodge. He Wauna La Mon'Tay Lodge Kremer Rogers Michigan Technological is a junior at the University Cascade Pacific Council University, majoring in environmental engi- of Wisconsin Center-Rock County, major- Portland, Oregon neering. He is an Eagle Scout with three ing in elementary education. He is an Eagle Wipala Wiki Lodge Palms, and has served as lodge chief and other Scout and recently completed a term as the Grand Canyon Council positions in his lodge and chapter. national chief of the Order of the Arrow. Phoenix, Arizona The national Order of the Arrow Committee congratulates these fine young repre- sentatives of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow. Arrowman attends youth forum at Nagano by Chad Heflin sports, and discussed global community in an international youth forum. The camp illustrated the emphasis the Nagano Organizing Committee While most of us watched the 18th placed on youth participation in the Olympics. Winter Olympic Games on television, three The "Nagano Youth Declaration on Global Community," was written lucky individuals were selected to represent by the campers in the youth forum, and was presented to the International the Boy Scouts of America and the United Olympic Committee at the camp's closing ceremonies on February 17. States as part of a ten-member delegation to The declaration, presented by Arrowman Tan, identifies apathy, discrimi- Tan the first official Winter Olympic nation, miscommunication and outmoded educational systems as major International Youth Camp. Representing the hurdles the world community must face. Representatives of the IOC Boy Scouts of America was Sylvester Tan, Southern Region Exploring announced that the declaration will be sent to every national Olympic representative and a Brotherhood member of the Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge; committee and to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Ryan Kelly, Central Region Exploring representative; and Tanya Karsch, When asked about his experience at the youth camp, Tan said "It Northeast Region Exploring representative. made me realize how similar people really are. Although the participants The Nagano camp, held in Karuizawa, Japan, near the curling venue were from many different countries and spoke many different languages, and the satellite Olympic Village, was home to approximately 220 youth we realized that we had a lot in common. For the two short weeks that campers from around the world February 4-19. Campers watched several we were there, all of us were able to bond and form a true global com- Olympic events, participated in cultural exchange programs, tried various munity." 3 Craig's National Bulletin 2Q98.qxd 5/30/98 5:46 AM Page 4 NOAC PLANS _NDERWAY--ONLY Whos Running this Buy! Buy! Buy! Show? by Glenn Ault you to pick up. So you are not going Meet the NOAC Conference Vice Chiefs Want to get the latest to NOAC? Thats too in cool OA gear? Check bad, but you can still get out the NOAC trading American Indian Activities some NOAC items, post, new and improved including the patch, hat Conference Vice Chief of American Indian Activities Brian with more great stuff and pin, and T-shirt! The Rowe is a Vigil Honor member, past lodge chief of the Es Kaielgu Lodge, and the immediate past chief of Western Region Section shorter lines. We will be 1998 NOAC trading post 1C. In addition, Brian is an Eagle Scout and currently serves as an on the first floor of the mail order form was cre- assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 342 in the Inland Northwest Memorial Union building ated just for you. Copies Council in Spokane, Washington. in the Great Hall. Check were distributed with the Rowe Brian can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. us out throughout the March-May issue of the conference! Make sure National Bulletin. You Communications and Public Relations you are the first back can also download the Conference Vice Chief of Communications and Public home to sport the cool form from the official Relations Lance McAlister is an Eagle Scout and assistant NOAC gear you can pick Web page at www.oa- Scoutmaster of Troop 259 in the East Texas Area Council in Tyler. up in the trading post. bsa.org. Point your He is also a Vigil Honor member, Founders Award recipient, past If you are going to browser on our NOAC lodge chief of the Tejas Lodge, and the immediate past chief of NOAC, see your contin- Forms page, print it out, Southern Region Section 2. In addition, Lance is a sophomore at gent leader for the offi- and send it in. McAlister Kilgore College and is majoring in computer information systems. cial NOAC trading post The NOAC trading Lance can be reached via e-mail at Lance259@hotmail.com. reserved order form. With post is your headquarters this form, you can place a for awesome OA stuff The Outdoor Adventure Place (TOAP) reserved order that will and outrageously cool Conference Vice Chief of The Outdoor Adventure Place be packed before your NOAC items. Dont miss (TOAP) Allen Garner is an Eagle Scout and assistant Scoutmaster arrival and be waiting for out! of Troop 3 of the Caddo Area Council in Texarkana, Texas. He is a Pack Your Vigil Honor member, Founders Award recipient, and past chief of the Akela Wahinipay Lodge. Currently, Allen is the chief of Southern Region Section 3B and is a freshman at Texarkana Running Shoes! Garner College. Publications by Ken Jenkins The wide range of Conference Vice Chief of Publications Nashua Alexander is a athletic competitions Vigil Honor member, Founders Award recipient, and past lodge At this summers should offer something chief of Wakpominee Lodge. He is an Eagle Scout and currently national Order of the for everyone. Beyond the serves as assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 61, chartered to Salem Arrow conference, traditional basketball and United Presbyterian Church. In addition, Nashua is a two-term chief of Northeast Region Section 3B and is a freshman at Hudson August 26, 1998, the volleyball tournaments, activities committee there will also be a swim Alexander Valley College, majoring in emergency medicine. plans to live up to its meet on Tuesday after- name by keeping every- noon. Wednesday at 7 AIA = Education and one active. The 100- A.M., lace up your run- plus-member staff is ning shoes and join in preparing a wide range the NOAC 5k run. Inspiration of programs that will give everyone plenty of Start studying OA history because OA choices for something to Jeopardy is back! Teams by Stathi Pappas opportunities as well. do at NOAC. Athletic of four to five can partic- The AIA also will feature our competitions, NOAC ipate in the OAs favorite The NOAC is fast approaching, and famous competitions in which Radio, OA Jeopardy, and game show. Also, check your American Indian Activities (AIA) Arrowmen from throughout the coun- the Brotherhood Band out the OAs newest staff has a variety of fun and educa- try can compete in the spirit of broth- and Chorus are some of game show, the Match tional opportunities for you to learn erhood. These competitions are an the many options avail- Game, in a special exhi- more about the American Indian excellent opportunity for fellowship able to participants while bition on Tuesday. Then aspects of our Order. Our mission this and are a great way to learn and they enjoy their stay at embarrass yourself and year is to provide you education and improve your skills through friendly Iowa State University. participate in the always training, inspiration, and improvement competition. Be sure to attend the indi- Throughout the con- popular lip synch compe- through friendly competition. vidual dance competitions on Monday, ference, NOAC Radio tition. Or, stop by the This years NOAC will have a full where you will see some of the finest will be blaring your challenge course and calendar of American Indian activities dancers in the Order. The team dance, favorite music, as well as work on your team- that will include more than 120 differ- singing, and craft fair will be held on running contests and giv- building skills. ent training topics covering everything ing away great prizes. The programs have Tuesday. from feather work to focus groups on Tune in on Sunday from been prepared, the staff So come on out to the American specific tribes. Training sessions begin noon to midnight, and is set, and the activities Indian Activities area at NOAC. A Monday through committee is ready to go on Sunday afternoon and continue good time is sure to be had by all. See Wednesday from 6 A.M. for this summers throughout the week. There will be you in Iowa! to midnight. Remember NOAC. Well see you various workshops and hands-on to pack your radio! there. 4 Craig's National Bulletin 2Q98.qxd 5/30/98 5:47 AM Page 5 -ONLY --ONLY THING MISSING IS Important OA History Dynamic Can Be Yours Training! by Allen Mossman Every specially pack- aged Goodman portfolio mote camping in their The year 1948 is an will contain the follow- by Michael McCrea important milestone in councils. ing items: There will be a wide To earn the participa- the history of the Order * A unique and beauti- variety of training oppor- tion award at NOAC, of the Arrow. It was May fully bound History of tunities at this years now known as the Vision 1948 when the National the Order of the national Order of the Award, a participant must Executive Board of the Arrow by Kenneth P. Arrow conference. The attend three days of Boy Scouts of America Davis, Ph.D. training committee is training. It does not mat- convened in Seattle, * A frame containing a offering 28 cells and 14 ter what sessions or Washington, and adopted photograph of Dr. workshops that will help which committees the the Order of the Arrow as Goodman and a spe- Arrowmen in all levels of classes fall under, but an official program of E. Urner Goodman cial commemorative our organization. Topics you must attend three Scouting. This was a sig- medallion include Service to classes. At the end of the nificant time in the history of the Order. * A new printing of The Building of a America, the conference, the lodge This year marks the 50th anniver- Life, by E. Urner Goodman Arrowmans role in the adviser will receive a list sary of that major event. In celebration * A biography on Goodman written troop, OA administration, of everyone in the lodge of the rich heritage of the Order, a spe- by Nelson Block patch creation, OA and who earned the Vision cial collection of significant historical * A videotape of Dr. Goodman the Internet, and OA Award and which train- items related to the founder of the * An audio cassette of Dr. Goodman's showmanship. A full list ing sessions they attend- Order, Dr. E. Urner Goodman, have remarks and comments on the Order is in the program and ed. The lodge will then been gathered and produced. * A personalized Certificate of training guide for partici- be able to see who was The Goodman portfolio will give Authenticity for each numbered pants that has already trained in certain topics, every Arrowman an insight of the his- been sent to lodges. and will be able to use portfolio torical events of the Order and its One event hosted by these members as * A specially imprinted case for the the training committee is resources. founder in a way never before present- portfolio collection the National Council of The training at this ed. It will make a great resource for any This once-in-a-lifetime portfolio can Lodge Chiefs and years conference is lodge or personal library, provide be yours for only $95 each, and will be Advisers. Every lodge going to be very intense, tremendous resource material, and it released at the 1998 National Order of chief, adviser, and staff informative and innova- will make a wonderful gift for special the Arrow Conference in August. adviser at NOAC will tive. Attend sessions that presentations. meet to discuss every- will help you improve thing from national pro- your lodge, troop or sec- Performance Evaluations grams and the strategic plan to daily lodge func- tions. On Tuesday after- tion. The best trainers in the nation will be teach- ing you the most up-to- and Training at ICE noon, there will be a camp promotion extrava- date methods and ideas on a wide variety of top- miniseminar on a wide lodges. We encourage ganza. We hope to have ics. This is your chance by David Strebler variety of ceremonies and every lodge to enter teams more than 50 lodges con- to become an expert in The Inductions and inductions topics. into ceremonial perfor- tribute to this event, three aspects of our Ceremonial Events staff is Participants will thus be mance evaluations. Teams which gives participants Order. Hope to see you hard at work preparing for able to explore a wider are not competing against a chance to see the dif- there. the 1998 National Order ferent ways lodges pro- variety of interests and each other, but rather of the Arrow Conference, learn more about the sharing their experience and we look forward to seeing you there! The Order. The intensive induc- and receiving helpful cri- tiques by trained NOAC Dont Leave Home Without It! upcoming NOAC will tions training program is evaluators and fellow cer- present many opportuni- designed for serious cere- emonialists. ties to learn about OA monialist looking for a Teams need not be ceremonies. The ICE will new challenge. This group super skilled to be eval- National Tour Permit be hosting three different meets daily from 9 A.M. uated. The evaluations are areas of training: cell to 5 P.M. and prepares a learning experience for The national Health and Safety Service and training, intensive induc- brothers to serve their everyone involvedfrom Insurance/Risk Management Service of the Boy tions training, and perfor- lodges and sections as the newest principal to the Scouts of America have advised the four regions mance evaluations. inductions and ceremonies most experienced. Please that they may no longer accept National Tour This year, ICE cell trainers and evaluators. be sure to preregister Permit Application forms that have a printing date training will be offered Participants will be sub- using the information prior to 1995. Forms printed before 1995 do not Monday through mersed in ceremonies for included in your lodge provide the information and/or commitments now Wednesday mornings and the entire NOAC. This registration packet, which will feature a different required in regard to vehicle insurance coverage, program is not recom- has already been sent to format. Each morning mended for first-time your lodge. BSA Youth Protection, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim training session will pro- NOAC participants. For more information Defense, and the Guide to Safe Scouting. vide a two-hour seminar The performance eval- on ICE and performance Please examine all tour permit applications to on the training topics list- uations at NOAC are evaluations at the 1998 be sure you have the current form (dated 1995 or ed in the participant designed to improve cere- NOAC, please visit us on later). Destroy all old forms in your possession guide. The last 45 minutes monial skills and stan- the official NOAC Web and request new applications from your local of each cell will feature a dards in participating site at www.oa-bsa.org. council service center. 5 Craig's National Bulletin 2Q98.qxd 5/30/98 5:48 AM Page 6 The Training Corner America Service by Michael McCrea vous acts. You will scan back and forth to only distract your lis- across the group to Whether you are a teners and they will make everyone feel session leader for a train- focus on your move- involved. ing course or are present- ments instead of what * Practice, Practice, and ing a report to a group of you are telling them. Practice Some More. people, there are a few If you get nervous, The only way you The Boy Scouts of America has com- important things you take a deep breath. If will be able to follow mitted 200 million hours of service must do to ensure your you know the materi- these steps is if you to our nation by the end of the year audience will learn what al, it will be easy to prepare. Practice in 2000. you want them to. get back on track. your head, in front of The Order of the Arrow is promoting * Know the Material. * Relate to Your a mirror, or even a this BSA project to all troops, Do not read off your Audience. Consider group of friends. packs, and teams. syllabus or notes whom you are speak- Continue to practice Recognition items for partipants are unless you absolutely ing to and how much until your delivery is now in your local Scout Shop. have to, e.g., if you they know about the as smooth as possible. need to state a long subject. Do not be Public speaking can list of facts or num- bers. Know what you are going to say for overly technical or spend too much time be a very intimidating task. For some, it is very Ideas from the Mountains of on the basics. Use natural and they speak each point you want examples and anec- with ease. Others try to to make, and how you dotes that your listen- avoid it like the plague. will make transitions between topics. In addition, if someone * ers will understand. Speak So You Can Be Public speaking skills are definitely something that Philmont Heard. Talk louder you can pick up as a by Mark Angeli asks you a question than you think you member of the OA. This that you do not have have to. Use voice can be done through elec- Arrowmen may find these ideas, which came from an answer for, do not inflections and do not tion speeches, training discussions at the Order of the Arrow's 1997 Philmont try to dance around it rush. If you have to, sessions, and other oppor- Trail Crew program, worth implementing in their but tell where the pretend that someone tunities. It is one of those home sections and lodges. information might be asked you a question skills you gain without found. and that you are realizing it. Just relax and * Be Comfortable. answering. Look up at go for it. Section Training Seminar Stand in a natural your audience when Michael McCrea will The section officers conduct a training seminar for posture, do not move you are talking, not be serving as conference all lodge leaders. This seminar would focus on basic around a lot, wring down at your notes. vice chief of training at OA procedures and operations that are not covered your hands, or do Eye contact is very the 1998 National Order during the national leadership seminar. This would be other repetitive ner- important; be sure to of the Arrow Conference. an annual activity and would incorporate region lead- ership and leadership from surrounding sections. Report, continued from page 1. Nation, continued from page 1. the Pine Burr Area Council in Section Camp Promotions Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is celebrating its 50th anniver- Contest sary in 1998. Web page: Conduct a competition where each lodge or chap- www.geocities.com/yosemite/ ter in the section performs a mock camp promotion. rapids/1166 Ensure that the competition is also educational and Wulapeju Lodge. The that the lodges and chapters get positive feedback for Wulapeju Lodge of the their efforts. Blackhawk Area Council, Rockford, Illinois, is donating approximately $750 to each of its two council camps: Section Totem Pole Carving Canyon Camp in Stockton, A portion of a totem pole is reserved for each Illinois, and Camp Lowden in lodge of the section to carve at the annual section Mat Milleson with George Tenet, Director of the Central Oregon, Illinois. Web page: Intelligence Agency. conclave. The totem pole is given to the service lodge www.bacscouts.org. (The lodge information is found to permanently reside at its council camp. scenes and see the places movement. where people make deci- Not often does an indi- under Order of the Arrow on sions that affect the rest of vidual have the opportunity the Blackhawk Area Council Page.) the world. to visit the place where To me, the highlight of many of the decisions in Yustaga Lodge. The the trip was our visit with our country are made. One Yustaga Lodge of the Gulf President Clinton. After of the most valuable things Coast Council, Pensacola, making our way through I acquired while in Florida, in celebration of its the maze of security, we Washington is the under- anniversary in 1998, has were shown into the Oval standing that we are all part released a 50th anniversary flap. All money raised from Office. Each of the dele- of what makes our nation sales of the patch will go gates had the opportunity to America the Beautiful. It toward improvements at the shake the presidents hand is necessary for us to do our councils summer camp, and to say a few words. part in aiding the decision- Spanish Trail Scout The president encouraged making process of our Reservation. Web page: youths and adults to remain country. www.scoutsusa.org/yustaga a part of the Scouting Scouts enjoy the majestic view at Philmont. 6 Craig's National Bulletin 2Q98.qxd 5/30/98 5:49 AM Page 7 Is your Lodge a Quality Lodge? 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Jack Butler Brian McGrath However, in the case of some pho- tographs we have received inadequate Vice Chairman of Copy Adviser information or quality. If you are submit- ting pictures for publication, please Comm. and Marketing David Garrett adhere to the following guidelines: Ken Grimes (1) Provide names and lodges of Layout Editor all individuals in photographs. Identify National Chief Clay Capp the people from left to right, starting with Mat Milleson the front row if there are multiple rows. Layout Adviser Official Publication of the National Vice Chief Craig Salazar (2) Those in the photograph should be in complete uniform, unless National Order of the Arrow Dave Petrush the activity captured does not require Photo Editor Boy Scouts of America the complete uniform (such as the National Chairman Whit Culver Philmont backcountry). Ed Pease (3) If an action photograph, pro- The National Bulletin is published quarterly. If you have an article Contributors vide a description of the activity and and/or picture (with caption) for submission, please send it to Ryan National Director Dabney Kennedy possible caption. Miske, 6282 State Hwy 55 SE, Rockford, MN, 55373 or e-mail it Clyde Mayer Tom Reddin (4) The photographs must be Sylvester Tan useable. They cannot be over/under to email@example.com. The next submission deadline is July 15, Associate National Director Chad Heflin exposed or too light/too dark to see. 1998. Carey Miller 7 Craig's National Bulletin 2Q98.qxd 5/30/98 5:50 AM Page 8 1998 Planning NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 616 Calendar IRVING, TX Boy Scouts of America PO Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079 May 27 National OA Committee Meeting - San Antonio, TX May 27-29 National Annual Boy Scout Meeting - San Antonio, TX June 5-7 Western Region NLS - Anchorage, AK June 12 Philmont OA Trail Crew Begins June 28-July 3 Philmont OA Adviser Training June 30 All NOAC Fees Due July 31 Philmont OA Trail Crew Ends August 2-6 National OA Conference - Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa August 14 OA Service Grant Applications Available September 11-13 Southern Region NLS - Reidsville, NC September 18-20 Northeast Region NLS - Alpine, NJ October 1 OA Charter Renewal Kits Mailed October 2-4 Western Region NLS - Cheyenne, WY October 5 National OA Steering Committee Meeting - Dallas, TX October 9-11 Southern Region NLS - Marianna, FL October 16-18 Central Region NLS - Parkville, MO November 6-8 Southern Region NLS - Memphis, TN November 20-22 Western Region NLS - Stockton, CA November 30 OA Service Grant Applications Due December 1 Lodge Program Support PAK Available December 26-29 National OA Planning Meeting - West Lake, TX December 31 Lodge Recharter Deadline National Burning Issues with Alex Rhodes Officer Question: I heard that the Exploring program is being made into a new program called Venturing. The Directory dissolved, is it true? career awareness component of Exploring will still exist but will become part of the current Learning for Answer: That is partially correct. On August 1, 1998, Life program. National Chief the high-adventure component of Exploring will be Mat Milleson Philmont Memories Captured PO Box 83829 Waco, TX 76798 e-mail: on Videotape Mat_Milleson@baylor.edu National Vice Chief Dave Petrush 109 Sandy Drive Do you long Vestal, NY 13850 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for the breath- OA Trail taking views of Crew Video Central Region Chief Philmont? Ryan King Would you like Order Form 314 Russell Street West Lafayette, IN 47906 to bring back to Name e-mail: email@example.com life your trea- Address Northeast Region Chief sured OA Trail Crew memo- City Jason Kuder State Zip Calvert House ries? Or maybe Phone ( ) 2401 Calvert Street NW Washington, DC 20008 you were never fortunate Please send me: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ___ at $12.50 ea. =_____ enough to have Southern Region Chief P&H at $2.99 ea. =_____ an OA Trail Three participants take a break to smile for the camera at the Mark Angeli Total =_____ 1997 OA Trail Crew. 4538 Creek Wood Circle Crew experi- Kennesaw, GA 30152 Note: All orders must be ence, but would For a mere $12.50, plus $2.99 e-mail: postmarked by July 31, 1998. email@example.com like to learn more about this for postage and handling, you can extremely successful program and Please mail this form and your have a copy mailed to your home check or money order to: Western Region Chief its history. You can do any of the by mid-August. The order form on Brandon Fessler Boy Scouts of America 4415 West Lander Way above by purchasing a copy of the the right must be detached and Order of the Arrow Kearns, UT 84118 soon-to-be-released OA Trail Crew mailed to the national office, post- 1325 Walnut Hill Lane e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Irving, TX 75015-2079 commemorative video. marked by July 31.
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