Skyuka Lodge 270

Providing Cheerful Service For Over 70 Years

Skyuka Lodge 270 - Providing Cheerful Service For Over 70 Years

2014 Fall Fellowship Registration

The Fall Fellowship is our time to relax and enjoy fellowship and fun with our Skyuka brothers.  Being as it is so close to Halloween, we’ll have pumpkin carving contests, costume contests and lots of other fun.  No work is planned, but you never know when a small opportunity for service might present itself. The Fall Fellowship also is a great time for those interested in any of the many facets of the American Indian Affairs part of the OA to learn more and become involved.  Workshops on various Indian Affairs topics will be available on Saturday and the day will be topped off with a pow-wow following supper on Saturday We will be offering Brotherhood Conversion for anyone who completed their Ordeal prior to the Summer Ordeal this year. So sign up and get ready to have FUN! Registration automagically opens sometime on September 15th and closes automagically sometime on October 23rd.   Everyone needs to register online, even if you elect to send your payment into the council office rather than pay through PayPal online.

Registration is Closed

 

 

 

Register Now For Skyuka AIA Workshop on Sept. 13th

If you are interested in getting involved with our ceremonies team and sing and dance team, then the AIA workshop is the right place for you.

The workshop will be held on September 13th at Providence Baptish Church 822 Providence Road in Gaffney, SC from 10:30 to 4:30. If you are planning to attend the AIA workshop, please RSVP our Vice Chief of American Indian Affairs Dan Watson. You can RSVP between now and until September 3rd. This will help us with ordering materials for moccasins as well as providing lunch for that day.

If you are interested in making moccasins,  be sure to include when you RSVP what your shoe size is. If you have any quesitons, feel free to send us an email and we will be more then welcome to help you out. 

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Submit Your Tanawa Articles Now

Tanawa Newsletter BannerPlease use THIS LINK to submit your articles for the Summer Ordeal edition of the Tanawa newsletter.

Here is a list of some of the articles we’d like to receive and who is responsible for sending them in:

  • Dixie 2015 – Dixie Chairman
  • NOAC – NOAC Chairman/Advisor
  • Letter From The Chief – Lodge Chief
  • Letter From The Lodge Advisor – Lodge Advisor
  • Chapter News – Each Of Our Chapter Chiefs
  • AIA News – VC of AIA
  • Camp Bob Hardin 2014 Recap – Camping Promotions Chairman
  • Anyone else that wants to submit an article…

We’d like to receive these no later than July 19th, 2014 to give the Lodge Secretary time to work his magic and then for brother Dennis Kimbrell to print them for us in time for the event.

2014 Skyuka Lodge Summer Ordeal

The Summer Ordeal on August 1-3, 2014 may be the most exciting time in the life of the lodge – as we welcome in new members in large numbers to our brotherhood.

Ordeal candidates might find this page helpful. If you are an Ordeal candidate, please be sure to eat a good meal before arriving at camp on Friday night and please don’t pre-order a steak from the lodge as you’ll be unable to cook it before your adventure begins on Friday night.

Any existing Ordeal member that became an Ordeal member of the lodge at last year’s Summer Ordeal (or before) is eligible to work toward Brotherhood status. You might find this site helpful: http://www.jumpstart.oa-bsa.org/.
You should also know how to sing the Order of the Arrow song found HERE.

Summer Ordeal registration will be open from June 16 until sometime on July 21st  extended to July 24th when it will automagically close. Exact open and close times are regulated by a computer server, so be sure to register early to avoid missing online registration.

Registration Has Closed For This Event

 

 

Meet Skyuka’s New Officers

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Congratulations to the following brothers who stepped up, were elected by their peers and have taken the reigns of Skyuka lodge for the upcoming lodge year.

  • Joseph Kovas – Lodge Chief
  • Alex Summers – Vice Chief of Program
  • Dan Watson – Vice Chief of American Indian Affairs
  • Sam Gustin – Vice Chief of Inductions
  • Ryan Hobbs – Secretary
  • Ben Ludolph – Treasurer

Many thanks to the previous year’s officers for all of their hard work in keeping our lodge on track and making it a continuing success.

Submit Your Articles For The Spring Fellowship Edition Of The Tanawa Now.


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Our lodge newsletter, TANAWA, was recently voted as the best lodge newsletter in Southeast Region Area 5 and guess what?  It is time for Lodge Secretary and Media Chairman Britt Helms Jr. to create the next edition to be distributed at the upcoming Skyuka Lodge Spring Fellowship on May 16th.  In order to do that, however, we need your articles no later than midnight on May 8th, 2014.

We suggest writing your article on your computer and saving a text or Word document file. Then go to THIS LINK and copy the contents of your article over to the online form and send in the article electronically.

We can use articles on Dixie, activities in our chapters, the OA Indian Village at Camp Bob Hardin, about summer camp at Camp Bob Hardin, unit elections ame more.  Thanks in advance for the part you play in making our newsletter #1!

 

Skyuka 2014 Dixie Fellowship Review

 

 

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Skyuka getting their spirit on at the 2014 Dixie Fellowship

 

Skyuka had an awesome weekend at the 2014 Dixie Fellowship held at Camp Coker and hosted by Santee Lodge.  Spirit filled the air as Skyuka came away with another Spirit Award victory with our “Skyuka One – What’s in Your Lodge” campaign.

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Britt Helms, Jr.

Britt Helms Jr., Lodge Secretary and Media Chairman, swept 3 out of 5 of the administrative awards for Skyuka by winning first place in Lodge Newsletter, Lodge Planbook and in the Lodge Website categories – a first for Skyuka Lodge

Our canoeing team took a first place in the Quest for the Golden Arrow while our fire building and knot tying team both brought home third place wins in their respective events.  This put Skyuka in second place, overall, in the Quest this year.

Congratulations to all who help make Skyuka a great lodge year round, not just at Dixie time.

Here is a link to the official run-down of all of the 2014 Dixie Fellowship awards.

We’re gathering pictures and will soon put up a gallery of pics from this year’s event for you to enjoy.