The brothers of Skyuka Lodge had a great time at the 2016 Dixie Fellowship at the Knox Scout Reservation. The event was rich in fun, fellowship and friendly competition between our section lodges.
Below are the competition results for our lodge from this year’s Dixie:
- 1st place Website (5th year in a row)
- 1st place Arrow/Softball Throw
- 2nd place Iron Scout
- 3rd place Totem Pole (hand tools)
- 3rd place Human Foosball (tie)
- 3rd place Knot Tying
- 3rd place Fancy Dance in Parade of Braves
- Honor Lodge
Thank you to all of the brothers of Skyuka who worked so hard to make this a memorable and successful event. We look forward to seeing you all at the Spring Fellowship, which is right around the corner. Be sure to get registered now.
The Skyuka Spring Fellowship is our first lodge event following the Dixie and is always lots of fun. It is filled with lots of activities as well as opportunities to provide cheerful service to Camp Bob Hardin as we help get it ready for the hundreds of campers that will arrive in the coming weeks. We’ll also elect new lodge and chapter youth leaders as part of the Spring Fellowship.
If you know any scouts or scouters who were unable to attend the Summer Ordeal in 2015, make sure that they are aware of this fellowship as it will be their last opportunity to gain membership in the Order without having to be re-elected. Ordeal candidates can get information about what to bring, how to pack and such by clicking here. Ordeal Candidates can register for the event by clicking here.
Also, if you know of any Ordeal members who are eligible for Brotherhood, be sure to make them aware of the upcoming event as well.
We look forward to seeing you ALL at Skyuka Lodge’s Spring Fellowship on May 20th-22nd, 2016 at Camp Bob Hardin.
Remember, all attendees must register using the online system. This is a great help to centralize the registration process for our lodge secretary and his advisers as they work to get attendees signed in at the event and helps us plan for buying food for the event.
Registration closes on Friday, May 13th, 2016
A key component to being a force to be reckoned with at the Dixie Fellowship is the preparation that happens prior to the event. With that in mind, all Skyuka brothers who are signed up to attend the 2016 Dixie are strongly encouraged to sign up for and attend the Lodge Games event on March 18th-20th at Camp Bob Hardin.
Registration will close at midnight on March 13th.
While there, we will tie up loose ends, brainstorm winning ideas, practice quest events, put the polish on our lodge display, tune our noisemakers and generally get ready to have a great Dixie.
We look forward to seeing you at the Lodge Games!
The Dixie 2016 will be hosted by Bob White Lodge 87 at Knox Scout Reservation (1150 Fred R. Prater Pkwy, Lincolnton, GA 30817) on April 22-24th, 2016 and is sure to be a fun-filled weekend.
1000+ scouts and leaders from Section 5 will gather for food, friendship, fellowship and of course, good-natured competition.
From AIA activities and competition, Administrative competitions, the Quest for the Golden Arrow and Knowledge and Training sessions, there are plenty of areas for our lodge to engage and excel.
Plan on attending the Lodge Games event in March 2016 where we tweak what needs tweaking in order to make a lasting impression on everyone in attendance at the event.
You can even get registered for the Dixie now by Clicking Here. The deadline for pre-ordering Dixie Trading Post Items is January 22nd, 2016.
Be sure to get copies of your current BSA medical forms to Dixie Advisor Doug Bartlett and he will collect them for both the Lodge Games event in March and the Dixie Fellowship in April. Mail the COPIES of your BSA medical forms to Doug at the following address: 2016 Dixie, 15003 Ashlight Drive Charlotte NC 28278
The annual Skyuka Lodge Awards Banquet will be hosted by York Chapter at the Bethelwoods Conference Center (922 W Mt Gallant Rd, York, SC 29745) on February 6th, 2016.
Social hour begins at 6pm with the actual banquet starting at 7pm. We look forward to seeing all of our brothers and their families in attendance.
Tickets for the event may be purchased via THIS LINK
Congratulations to Skyuka Lodge’s former Supreme Chief of the Fire, Robert “Bob” Justice, on his designation as a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
This award is so rare that only 1 out of every 1000 Eagle Scouts has been chosen for the honor since it’s inception by the National Eagle Scout Association in 1969.
A reception in Bob’s honor will be held prior to the council’s annual banquet on January 30th, 2016
The Carolinas Indian Seminar is the premiere AIA event in the area and has attendees from all over the country each year. Hosted by Eswau Huppeday lodge, this weekend event is a great opportunity to get started in AIA or to hone your AIA skills. There is also an option for those who would like to attend and observe rather than participate. Specific Information and a link to get registered are shown below.
Location: Mitchell Community College Continuing Education Center, 701 West Front Street, Statesville, NC
Date: Friday, January 22nd to Sunday, January 24th, 2016 (Plan to arrive no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Friday)
- Participant cost is $40– the fee includes meals, classes, Friday and Saturday powwows, information booklet, space for sleeping, and event patch.
- Saturday Day Pass is $23– the fee includes classes, Saturday powwow, and event patch (no meals provided).
- Saturday Day Pass w/Lunch is $29– the fee includes classes, Saturday powwow, event patch, and lunch.
- Powwow Only Pass is $6 – the fee provides access to campus after 5:00 pm for non-registered dancers and spectators. Children 5 and under are free but should still register.