The deadline for the “Get Kids to Camp Campership” & the “Maury Clancy American Indian Campership” is next Wednesday, June 15th.
Unlike other Scouting camperships, the Get Kids to Camp program works in partnership with local lodges and councils to create a matching grant program to cover camp fees for qualified and trained adults to serve as leaders for chartered or provisional units lacking adult leadership. http://www.oa-bsa.org/uploads/programs/kidstocampapplication.pdf
oThis scholarship is for the Order of the Arrow High Adventure programs (Philmont Trail Crew, Northern Tier Wilderness Voyage, W. V. Canadian Odyssey, Florida Sea Base OA Ocean Adventure, and the Bechtel Reserve Summit Experience). There will be four $300 scholarships awarded per year by the Section.
·June 3: Section W-1N NLS Youth Discount
oSection W-1N has set aside funds to pay for $62.50 of the registration fee for our youth members who will be attending the Alaska NLS on June 3-5, 2016.
oUnlike other Scouting camperships, this program works in partnership with local lodges and councils to create a matching grant program to cover camp fees for qualified and trained adults to serve as leaders for chartered or provisional units lacking adult leadership.
oThis fund was created in 1971 to help American Indian Scouts attend resident camp. The fund is named in memory of long time national committee member Maury Clancy, who contributed significantly to the Order.
oMatching grant money is given to lodges for camp or service center projects in their local council. The Order will provide up to one-half of the money for a service project, with a $5,000 maximum amount granted for any lodge project.
The Whale’s Tale is the best way to stay up-to-date with the goings on here in Section W-1N.
At the beginning of this term, we decided that we would begin publishing The Whale’s Tale newsletter quarterly, as opposed to just at Conclave like it’s been in the past. Our 2016 Communications Vice Chief has been hard at work crafting a superb newsletter, and finally, the winter edition of The Whale’s Tale is ready for your perusal.
Earlier this month, each lodge received eight special tickets to Prism – a once-ever event happening this summer, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. This Friday, those tickets will expire forever.
Those who attend Prism will enjoy a four-day, three-night experience at the Summit. Participants will be able to enjoy all of the program offerings at the Scott Summit Center and leave their mark on the SBR through a service project. The event’s defining experience will be the inaugural rededication ceremony at the Summit Circle, which is the relocated ceremony grounds from Treasure Island, and the Order’s national ceremonies site.
The eight tickets guaranteed to your lodge expire February 5, 2016 – at which point registration for any remaining available slots will open to those who entered the lottery on prism.oa-bsa.org. If you have lodge members that want to attend and do not have a ticket for any reason, encourage them to enter the lottery prior to February 5.
Prism will run for seven sessions this summer, and your tickets may be used for any session on a first-come, first-serve basis – so do not delay!
Would you like to attend one of the OA High Adventure Opportunities such as Trail Crew (Philmont), Wilderness Voyage (Northern Tier), W.V. Canadian Odyssey (Canada), OA Ocean Adventure (Florida Sea Base), or the Summit Experience (Bechtel Reserve)? Well, we have good news! Section W-1N is offering four scholarships of $300 to our youth members to help cover the cost.
Are you an Arrowmen looking for a once in a lifetime experience this summer? If so, you’re in for a major treat because the Summit Bechtel Reserve is hosting a brand new Order of the Arrow event that’s only offered in 2016.
The OA event, Prism, is a four-day adventure program at the Summit that culminates on the same grounds where the Order was founded. The event is offered to eight Arrowmen from each lodge as part of the inaugural year of the Summit Circle at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
The original Treasure Island Scout Reservation ceremony grounds have been moved and recreated in their entirety at the new Summit Circle. Famously known for being the birthplace of the OA, Treasure Island’s rich history will be well remembered at the new grounds and will even feature actual rocks and relics from the original site.
Eight Arrowmen from each lodge will illuminate their OA experience this summer at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
The original ceremony grounds have been moved and recreated in their entirety at a new Summit Circle. Eight Arrowmen from your lodge will travel to the SBR for a four day adventure that culminates on the same grounds where the Order was founded. Your lodge will receive its eight tickets the second week of January, along with the session dates.
Once lodges have had a chance to submit the names of their attendees, a drawing for both youth and adults will open simultaneously for any of the unclaimed $180 tickets.
Do not miss this timeless opportunity to reflect on the very foundation of the Order. Witness the entire spectrum of your OA experience this summer; join us at Prism.