Registration for the 2016 Summer Ordeal, to be held at Camp Bob Hardin on August 5-7, 2016, is now open on the Palmetto Council website until July 29th Registrations for all of this year's events are listed there, so be extra careful to be sure that you are registering for the Summer Ordeal Event using the appropriate selection (Ordeal Candidate, Brotherhood Candidate, Old Brother and/or the option to order a steak for Friday Night's supper). Use the link below to get to the registration page quickly. Brothers, Make sure you bring your health forms Friday night for registration. Especially new ordeal candidates! 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. Those doing so might find this site helpful: http://www.jumpstart.oa-bsa.org/. Brotherhood candidates (and all brothers, really) should also know how to sing the Order of the Arrow song found HERE.
CLICK HERE TODAY to get information on next weekend's Skyuka Lodge Spring Fellowship and to get registered for the event.
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
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. NOTE: 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) Event Pricing:
- 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.