Skyuka Lodge 270

Providing Cheerful Service For Over 70 Years

Skyuka Lodge 270 - Providing Cheerful Service For Over 70 Years

Let the Games Begin!

Let the Lodge Games begin!

Join Skyuka Lodge at our Lodge games to start getting prepared for the 2018 Dixie Fellowship!

There is no cost for this event, just be sure to bring water and a sack lunch.

The Games will be a one-day event starting on March 24th at 9:00 AM. The Lodge games will be held at Camp Conley Clarke (1192 Hickory Grove Road, Gaffney, SC).

Please RSVP with this link:


LLD/Banquet is here!

The LLD/Banquet is tomorrow!
The LLD starts at 11:00 AM and goes to 4:00 PM.
The Banquet's social hour starts at 5:00 PM, with the food being served at 6:00 PM.
The address for both events is: 210 Rainbow Lake Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29316
If you have not signed up yet, please click here
I can't wait to see you all there!

Lodge Report: January 31st, 2018

Lodge Report: January 31st, 2018

Lodge Chief:
Hello Skyuka Lodge,
On behalf of the newly elected LEC, I want to thank you all for allowing us to serve you. We have a lot of work ahead, and we are going to have a lot of fun doing it!
2018 is going to be a huge year for Skyuka Lodge. Not only are we hosting Dixie, but we are also sending a contingent to the 2018 NOAC!
There is also a newly announced event from the Southern Region of the OA. It is going to be called Sea Break, and it is going to be down at Florida Sea Base. It is going to be an amazing opportunity that I hope you can take advantage of.
Thank you once again Skyuka Lodge. 2018 is going to be a blast!
Yours in Brotherhood,
Addison Fox
Lodge Chief
Vice Chief of Program:
Happy New Year’s brothers! I hope to help this year one of the best in our storied history. In January I have been working with the lodge chief and the Spartan chapter to make the banquet and LLD the best it can be.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Max Robinson
Vice Chief of Program
Vice Chief Inductions:
I'm very glad to be serving as the vice chief of inductions this year and welcome you all into 2018! We are working on starting our unit elections after Banquet and are looking forward to a great year of bringing new brothers into the lodge. I hope to see all of you at the banquet on February 3rd.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Hunter Roberts
Vice Chief of Inductions
Vice Chief of AIA:
The AIA is doing well right now. We just went to the Dixie planning meeting this past month. Now we are preparing for the Dixie.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Aiden Roberts
Vice Chief of AIA
Lodge Secretary:
Hello Brothers,
This first month has been very busy with posting to our social media outlets and sending out emails, but I look forward with cheerfulness towards the upcoming year!
Yours in Brotherhood,
Ellis Greene
Lodge Secretary
Lodge Treasurer:
As we begin our new lodge year we encourage everyone to renew their lodge dues so that they can attend events and be considered an active member. As you may have noticed, our lodge had to increase the cost of dues for the 2018 lodge year to cover an increase in fee going to national as well as to help fund the service and support that our lodge offers our council. For those of you that have already paid your dues, thank you! Please stay tuned for new developments in trading post items that you can purchase to support our lodge as we move into this new lodge year.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Cole Taylor
Lodge Treasurer
Spartan Chapter Chief:
Hello Skyuka, this is Stephen from the Spartan chapter. We are working towards creating a more organized and tightly knit chapter and have already begun meeting. I look forward to serving the lodge this year.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Stephen Hercka
Spartan Chapter Chief
Cherokee Chapter Chief:
Hello Brothers,
On behalf of Cherokee Chapter, I am proud to say announce that our new chapter patches will be for sale this upcoming weekend at the LLD and banquet! There’re only 174 patches available and are $3.50 a piece, so be sure to bring some extra cash!
Yours in Brotherhood,
Tatum Goins
Cherokee Chapter Chief

Additional 2018 NOAC Delegate Opportunities

Brothers, Skyuka Lodge has recently been informed that we have received additional delegate slots for the 2018 NOAC.  If you are interested in attending or have any questions about the 2018 NOAC, please contact myself or our NOAC Contingent Advisor, Creighton Taylor.  These delegate slots are on a first come first serve basis.  Once additional slots are filled, inquiring delegates may be placed on a waiting list in the order in which they request to be added.  For more information regarding the purpose of the event, the cost, or other details, please feel free to contact either the advisor or myself.  Our contact information can be found on the image attached or below. Yours in Cheerful Service, Cole Taylor 2018 NOAC Chairman

Cole Taylor,, 803.899.0968

Creighton Taylor,, 803.374.4229

Dixie Pre-Order Deadline

Attention Skyuka Lodge

Our Dixie Pre-Orders for Hats, Shirts, Patches, and etc. will end on Jan 31st.

If you do not get your Pre-Orders in by Jan 31st, then due to high demand you will most likely miss out on getting the items you want. This also means if you do not sign up for Dixie before Jan. 31st, you may not be able to get your full Staff "Diddie" Bag. We only have the opportunity to host Dixie once every decade. So please ensure that you don't miss out on Pre-Ordering the items you may want! Once you have per-ordered the items you want, you will be able to pick them up at the 2018 Dixie.

To sign up/Pre-order click here

Yours in Brotherhood,

Addison Fox

Skyuka Lodge Chief

OA Troop Representative Program

Attention Troop Leaders,

Skyuka Lodge is in the process of building our OA Troop Representative Program. This program is intended to help supply your OA Troop Reps with information and tools from Skyuka Lodge. It will also allow your OA Reps to have a direct line of communication with Skyuka Lodge. This will ensure they always have up-to-date information from the OA!

We would like to invite all of the OA Troop Representatives in Skyuka Lodge to attend our Lodge Leadership Development on Feb.3rd at New Beginnings United Methodist Church Boiling Springs SC.

While at the Lodge Leadership Development, we will be distributing Lodge Calendars to the OA Reps to take back to their Units. These calendars have all of our Lodge event dates for 2018, and web address links to Skyuka's news outlets. We want to make sure everyone is staying connected! Also, the OA Reps will learn invaluable leadership skills to use in their Troops and in the Lodge at the LLD.

The position of OA Troop Rep can be used to earn Eagle Scout, so please make sure your OA Rep gets this message!

If your OA Rep is unable to attend, please have them sign up for our new Remind101 messaging system. Tell them to text @SkyukaRep to the number 81010 to start getting updates directly from Skyuka Lodge.

To sign up for the LLD, click here.

Price LLD: $5.00

Time: 11:00 AM

Price for banquet: $20

Time: 5:00 PM

You can sign up for one or both at the web address above.


Addison Fox

Skyuka Lodge Chief

Skyuka Lodge’s 2018 LLD

Our LLD (Lodge Leadership Development) is coming up on February 3rd!
The LLD is a fantastic way to learn/improve your Leadership skills.
During the LLD we will learn more about what it takes to be a Lodge Leader, and how to serve not only our Lodge but our Troops as well.
It is a great event for those who are aspiring to be Lodge Leaders, Troop Leaders, and to those who just want to learn more!
The LLD will be the same day and same location as the Lodge Banquet. It will start early on Feb 3rd at 11:00 AM at New Beginnings United Methodist Church Boling Springs Spartanburg SC.
Click here to sign up for the LLD event, or you can pay a $5 walk in fee.
(Did we mention that you will receive a patch for attending?)
I hope to see you all there!
Addison Fox
Skyuka Lodge Chief

Hello Skyuka,
Do you want to give the gift of Scouting this year?
Then please consider sponsoring a young scout from our Ethan Giving tree in the Palmetto Scout Shop.
Your contribution will not only mean the world to a young scout, but it will hopefully spark the fire of cheerful service in them.
To sponsor a Scout, head on over the Palmetto Scout Shop to pick a card off the Ethan Tree.
Thank you all for setting the example for Scouts!
Addison Fox,
2018 Lodge Chief