Kanwa tho Lodge #636


NOAC Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for contingent members interested in the 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference! NOAC 2020 will be held at Michigan State University from August 3-8, 2020.
Find more information and place your down payment today at www.Kanwatho.org/NOAC

January 26-26, 2020: Winter Council of Chiefs




THRIVE: A National Webinar, A Local Commitment

From 2018 to 2019, the Order of the Arrow suffered its most significant membership loss to date. To counter that loss, the National leadership for this year has created an online Webinar for all Lodge Leadership teams to attend that will occur on October 19th, from 12-4pm (CST).
Commit to grow from EXISTING today to THRIVING tomorrow! Join your national officers, section chiefs and members from every lodge across America!

National Changes Policies on Brotherhood, JTE

At the Annual National Meeting, the National OA Committee approved several, significant policy changes:
  • Brotherhood Requirements: Effective immediately, the waiting period between induction and eligibility for Brotherhood membership has been reduced to six (6) months. All other requirements are unchanged.
  • Journey to Excellence (JTE): The lodge program is being discontinued and immediately replaced with the new Performance Measurement Program. There are a small number of requirements and clear benchmarks for lodge achievement. The requirements are consistent with the former JTE to align with lodge planning.
  • Purpose of the Section: Effectively immediately, the role of the section has been expanded beyond hosting an annual conclave. Sections share in the responsibility of empowering, supporting, and helping lodges become high performing.
For further information, please see the National OA website.