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Greeting AAL-PA-TAH Lodge members,

On behalf of Section S-4 and O-Shot-Caw Lodge, I would like to invite you to attend the 2016 Section Conference on April 8-10, 2016 at Camp Elmore (previously Camp Seminole) in Davie, FL. We are less than 3 months away from the conference. Since the Order of the Arrow’s founding, lodges around the nation have met annually to celebrate and rededicate themselves to the principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service.  Rich in Native American history, these conferences have often focused on Indian dance, drum, and ceremonies, as well as training to enhance leadership and craft skills. This year, Arrowmen of Section 4 will gather once more to honor a legacy that was set over 100 years ago by our founders Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson, and leave our conference ready to continue serving the vision of our Order.

The theme for this year’s event is “The Vision Continues” which serves to remember our past, but more importantly to pave our future through the bonds of Brotherhood. This event celebrates our 101th anniversary and will leave S-4 rekindling the ideals and principles laid out by our founders. For more information check out the Conference website at https://www.thevisioncontinues.org! We look forward to seeing you there!

Would you like to get your hands on Section Conference merchandise before April?? Check out the most updated Trading Post Pre-Order Form below or go to our online store to purchase the events merchandise. Remember that Pre-Order's and Limited Edition items are due on February 25, 2016.

Purchase Conference merchandise and Vigil Honor items at our online trading post at the link below:


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For more information regarding the 2016 Section Conference feel free to reach out to your Lodge Chief or send an email to myself William McKinley at willmckinley@ymail.com or the Conference Lead Adviser Brad Schmidt at brads829@aol.com.

Yours in Cheerful Service,

William McKinley

Conference Chairman

O-Shot-Caw Lodge #265


Gator Grind Build Days!

Mark your calendars for the following Gator Grind build days. All service hours will be recorded in Lodgemaster.

  • November 7th - Lodge Leadership will be at SLS but Mr. Eschelman will coordinate.
  • December 5th-  OA Winter Fellowship
  • January 9th
  • January 16th
  • February 13th
  • February 20th 
  • March 5th      -  Spring Ordeal – Final Saturday / Test runs
  • March 12th –   THE BIG DAY

OA Unit of Excellence Awards

The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into their annual planning. This award is intended to provide a tool for lodges to recognize, incentivize, and operationalize unit-level participation in Order of the Arrow programs. Units and Leaders completing the requirements are awarded recognition on both the National (ribbon / patch) and local (Lodge recognition) level. Details about the award can be found HERE. For further information contact Lodge Chief Gregory Yentz at lodge237@gmail.com.