Lodge Officer Elections

Those who chose you need you. This phrase has never been more fitting than now. It is time for Arrowmen to reflect upon what involvement they are looking to have in the leadership of the Erielhonan Lodge. Officer elections will occur during the Fall Fellowship, September 24-26 2022.

During the officer elections youth members of the lodge cast their vote for those they feel best meet the ideals they have of the future leaders of the lodge.

You might be thinking what does it take to apply to be a candidate for lodge office. Well let me provide you a brief overview:

  • Be a current dues paid youth member (under the age of 21) of the lodge for the duration of your term. Fall Fellowship 2021 to Fall Fellowship 2022.

  • There is no minimum honor level or length of time within the lodge. This means that any youth member from a brand new Ordeal member to a Vigil honor member can apply.

  • Have a desire to serve the lodge and its members.

  • The willingness to challenge the norm and identify and create methods to improve on current lodge practices.

  • A commitment to attend all major lodge events and Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) which include:

Winter Banquet
Spring Induction
Summer Induction
Fall Fellowship

  • Willingness to participate in Lodge Unit Elections to find the next generation of Arrowmen.

Application Process:

  • Complete the lodge officer application form and obtain all required signatures

  • Parental or Unit Leader signatures are not required for applicants 18 years of age and older

  • Scan and Email to erielhonanlodge@gmail.com or physically turn in to the Lodge Adviser Sean Fahnestock no later than 18 September 2021 at 1159 PM. Late submittals will not be accepted.


Attachments:

Fall Fellowship

We invite candidates wishing to complete their Ordeal, Ordeal members seeking to seal their membership in Brotherhood, and all Arrowmen looking for an exciting weekend filled with cheerful service.


Highlights for the weekend:


Final Ordeal opportunity for 2021 lodge year.


Ordeal candidates elected on or after September 25, 2019 are eligible to complete their ordeal at this event.
If you have questions regarding whether or not you meet this requirement please email
membership@erielhonan.org
Brotherhood opportunity for eligible members!


Ordeal candidates are required to arrive no later than 10 PM on Friday evening and be present until at least 3 PM Saturday afternoon.



Fall Fellowship

Firelands Scout Reservation

September 24-26, 2021

https://scoutingevent.com/440-OAfallfellowshipweekend

Dear Erielhonan Lodge,


The summer has come and gone so fast and it's been a whirlwind of adventure for me. From Beaumont to Philmont, I’ve gotten to meet so many amazing people and see so many amazing sights. But I think the most meaningful weeks have been the past two weeks: the last week of Beaumont and the National Council of Chiefs.


The last week of summer camp is a very hectic week yet rewarding. We tore camp down in a day and said goodbye to our last group of campers. It’s that week that I truly see the cheerful service of our Order in the Arrowmen and staff. The staff are some of the most unique people I know. There are not many people who spend their entire summer out at camp to provide programs and service to others. For that, I give them tremendous props. I would like to thank our OA Director, Evan; our call-out ceremonalists, Joey, Izzy, Aidan, and Marty; and all the other Arrowmen who helped represent our lodge in various roles throughout those weeks. It means a lot to me and I look forward to personally thanking you soon. I would also like to congratulate a personal mentor of mine and someone who's helped me for the past few years of my Scouting journey, Anthony Dworning, on his selection as Beaumont Scout Reservation's new Camp Director. I look forward to seeing what you do in the future.


This past week, I was able to attend the National Council of Chiefs at Philmont Scout Ranch. I traveled to this historic event immediately after camp with Section Chief Evan and arrived August 1st. It was a week of meeting people, training, forums, and fun. I got to experience the backcountry as well as the fellowship of my fellow Arrowmen. While there's a lot I could talk about, I don’t have time to do that here. My favorite thing about this event, however, was getting to meet everyone from fellow Lodge Chiefs from around the world to even the Assistant Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. We all share a similar passion for Scouting and it showed in the work we got done and discussed. To all my Chiefs from the Lodge level, as well as Section, Region and National: it was a pleasure meeting each one of you and connecting with all of you. I know that I will always have the memories and patches to reflect on, but I hope that we’ll be able to connect again and our friendships will live on.


With that, I leave you with one of the most important words and lessons I learned this summer from Beaumont's 2021 Camp Director: ownership. While it’s a simple word, it has a variety of meanings and uses. Own your mistakes, accept you did them. and learn from them. However, also own your successes, share them, and be proud of them. If you own what you do in life, you will always learn and continue to become a better leader.


Until next time, my friend. Remember, do your best, to be prepared, to lead the adventure.


Trevor Halley

Lodge Chief