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  • Super Summer Induction
    Great weather and fantastic fun capped off the most attended lodge event in our history thus far! Over 150 Arrowmen came out to Beaumont Scout Reservation for our Summer Induction Weekend from August 23-25.

    As members gathered Friday evening, they participated in activities including a new 9 Square in the Air game constructed by Larry Andrews and donated to the lodge—thank you, Larry!!

    Saturday morning members did service along the trails at camp, included building stairs along the Beaumont Trail.


    The OA circle was jam-packed with current members who witnessed the induction of 37 new Ordeal members in the afternoon.


    Music filled the air as Arrowmen enjoyed the Beaumont pool, water slides, corn hole, and a cookout on Saturday afternoon.


    19 Arrowmen sealed their membership in the lodge by completing their Brotherhood Saturday evening. Everyone enjoyed casino games that night before a viewing of Back to the Future II.


    Thank you to Vice Chief of Program Owen and his team for putting together a tremendous weekend program!

    Don’t miss our Fall Fellowship for more fun, the final installment of Back to the Future, celebrating the last two Vigil recipients, and the last opportunity to earn Brotherhood this year. See you there!
    Posted Sep 10, 2019, 6:12 PM by Erielhonan Lodge
  • Vigil Weekend 2019 Recap
    Warm temperatures and clear skies set the stage for this year’s Vigil Weekend at Firelands Scout Reservation.  Dozens of current Vigil Honor members joined ten of this year’s candidates for their service project and overnighter.

    This year’s Vigil class voted to make benches for our council camps.  With the assistance of skilled woodworkers like Larry Andrews, the team cut all the 2x2s, 2x4s, and 4x6s they needed for their bench design.

    Upon completing as many benches at the afternoon hours allowed, everyone gathered for a filling dinner before preparing for the evening activities.  Evening ceremonies began as the sun set and with the sunrise, Vigil Honor candidates became Vigil Honor members.  Family members, guests, and fellow Scouters joined those already at camp for a delicious breakfast and celebration.


    Congratulations to Erielhonan Lodge’s newest Vigil Honor Members:
    • John Boksansky ~ Machque Mawenemen ~ Bear Who Unites
    • Adam Bryski ~ Leke Elangomellan ~ Steadfast Friend
    • Kaleb C. ~ Ika Ntatu Mechelgik Ntaxesem ~ Wearer of Many Skins
    • Sean Fahnestock ~ Nkeme Mikemosu Kumhokunk ~ He Who Works in the Clouds
    • Caden H. ~ Kikinhet Nkekeleksi ~ He Who Guides With Laughter
    • Evan R. ~ Nikanixit Naxisemes ~ Leader of Young Brothers
    • Roger Simpson ~ Ulhatenamu Hemptet Ehashentesit ~ Cheerful Cloth Trader
    • Nathan S. ~ Schachachgelendam Pemtunhet ~ Determined Speaker
    • Steve Volk ~ Gischelenclamen Amangi Tkuwe ~ He Who Makes Big Waves
    • Steve Wysong ~ Anatschiton Mexelkik ~ One Who Cares for Many People

    Thank you to all of the Vigil sponsors as well for their support throughout the weekend!

    (Photos courtesy of Christy Howard—thank you!!)
    Posted Jun 16, 2019, 5:04 PM by Erielhonan Lodge
  • Philbreak 2019

    By Paul L. Hiszem


    This past March I spent a week at Philmont participating in the Order of the Arrow sponsored Philbreak. Over several weeks of spring breaks, approximately 120 Arrowmen participated in a week of service at Philmont. Going from Saturday to Saturday we provided much needed assistance helping Philmont both recover from the devastating fires of last May/June and prepare for possible future fires on the property. Each week there were between 30 to 50 Arrowmen who assisted workers from the Philmont Conservation department. The Conservation staff provided supervision, ran the chain saws, and help us complete our various jobs.



    The week I participated, we worked at two different job sites. The first was just off Beaubien Road below Lovers Leap camp. We worked at burning a wide swath of land on both sides of the road. We were basically creating a fire break for possible future fires. Our fire break would help provide a safe evacuation path in the event of a future fire. We cleared all of the trees and brush, creating stacks of logs that were made available to the public. We also created large, ten feet tall burn piles of brush that will be burned safely next winter when there’s snow on the ground. At our other work site near Ute Gulch we worked on a mountainside creating log barriers helping to prevent erosion. The barriers resembled a gigantic Plinko board, shunting water off to the side and slowing it down greatly to prevent erosion.



    It is the intent of the Philmont Conservation department to offer another round of Philbreak weeks next year during spring breaks. This year the cost was $100 plus transportation. I took the Amtrak from Sandusky to Raton, New Mexico. My transportation costs were around $400. During the week I spent at Philmont we stayed in lodging at the Philmont Training Center. We had two beds in our rooms with bathrooms. We at in the dining room at the Training Center for breakfast and dinner. We packed our own lunches from food that Philmont supplied. Participants on my week ranged from high schoolers, college age students, and adults into their 60s and early 70s. We had Arrowmen from all over the country. 



    Think about spending some time next year out at Philmont. Whether you’ve been there before or don’t have the time/money to do a trek, the week was well worth it.

    Posted May 21, 2019, 2:30 PM by Erielhonan Lodge
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