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. 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.
May 16,2014 - May 18,2014 Time: 5:00 pm - 10:30 am
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 nearly 1000 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 2013, 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. 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 16th-18th, 2014 at Camp Bob Hardin. NOTE: Remember, all attendees must register using the online system, even if paying by check mailed to the Palmetto Council office. This is a great help to centralize the registration process for our lodge secretary as he works to get attendees signed in at the event and helps us plan for buying food for the event. There is a $5.00 fee added to the regular registration fees for those that show up without signing up online, and those folks are always the last in line for meals as well.
Registration Automagically Closes Sometime On
Registration Automagically Closes Sometime On
May 9th May 12th, 2014
Registration For The Spring Fellowship Is Closed
The Skyuka Lodge Games is our last chance to get things in order before we travel to the Dixie Fellowship in April. If you're going to the Dixie, then you really need to be at the Lodge Games to help us determine who are the best brothers to plug into various positions that are available. You can choose to bring your own steak/burger/chicken/hot dog or you can choose to pay for a steak up front during registration and allow the lodge to get your steak for you to pick up and cook upon arrival at camp. Registration for the Lodge Games closes automagically sometime on March 14th, extended to March 17th, so please get registered prior to that time. We look forward to seeing you at the Lodge Games
Registration is now closed
Congratulations to Levi Huggins, Tatum Goins and Asher Hall for being selected to receive the three available $150 scholarships from Skyuka Lodge to the 2014 Palmetto Council NYLT course to be held at Camp Bob Hardin on June 8-13, 2014.
Skyuka Lodge is graciously making three (3) scholarships available for members who are interested in attending the upcoming 2014 Palmetto Council National Youth Leadership Training course at CBH. The recipients will be chosen from those who apply using the online form linked below. The lodge agrees to cover $150 of the $175 cost for the course. Want to know more about NYLT? Check out the course webpage for more information on this week-long event that is full of fun, fellowship and more. The course website is www.PalmettoNYLT.com. Deadline for applying to be considered for one of the scholarships is February 10th, 2014. The lodge Key-3 along with the NYLT Scoutmaster will choose the three recipients from those that apply. The lodge will notify those who are selected so they can complete a registration form for the course. Those who were not selected will also be notified so they can register for the course on their own before the March 1st, 2014 deadline. This is an excellent way for the lodge to support the development of our own members into better, stronger leaders.
Thank you to all that applied for the NYLT Scholarships
Please use THIS LINK to submit your articles for the Fall Fellowship 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 2014 - 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 Update - Camping Promotions Chairman
- Anyone else that wants to submit an article...
The T-Bird Club is back and available for purchase - just (barely) in time for Christmas!In 2012, Skyuka Lodge offered an “all-access” club for those that prefer to pay a one-time fee to register for lodge events. This is being offered again in 2014 and will only be available until March 1st, 2014. Becoming a member of the exclusive T-Bird Club will automatically register you for the following events during the year:
- Lodge Games
- Spring Fellowship
- Summer Ordeal
- Fall Fellowship
- & Your Yearly Dues
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The 2014 gathering of lodges from SR-5, known as the Dixie Fellowship, will take place on the weekend of April 25-27 at Camp Coker in Society Hill, SC with Santee Lodge as our host. This is always a good time of spirit, teamwork, fellowship, food and fun. You won't want to miss it! Space is limited, so get your orders and registration in early. Pre-order items are available from midnight on 12/16/13 until mid-afternoon on 01/19/14. After 01/19/14 you will still be able to order extra Skyuka Lodge Dixie t-shirts and hats and register for the event until midnight on 02/28/14 at which time those items will also no longer be available. Note that in order to pre-order items for the Dixie you must also sign up as a delegate. Skyuka lodge will not fulfill orders for items ordered by those who are not also signing up as a delegate. Delegates fees include the following: 1 Skyuka Lodge event flap, 1 Skyuka Lodge event shirt, 1 Dixie delegate patch, Dixie ditty bag, meals and spirit items.
Registrations For The 2014 Dixie Fellowship Are Closed
The 2014 Carolina's OA Indian Seminar is coming up January 24th-26th, 2014 at Mitchell Community College's Continuing Education Center in Statesville NC. The cost for the event is $38 (and worth every penny). Checks should be made out to Eswau Huppeday Lodge. Skyuka Lodge members wishing to attend should register as part of the Skyuka Lodge contingent no later than January 1st, 2014 by sending their check with the names of those attending to: John McArthur c/o Wells & Associates, CPA, LLC 1218C John B. White, Sr. Blvd. Spartanburg, SC 29306 Need more information on being a part of the Skyuka Contingent? Contact John via email by removing the spaces in his address shown below: jm_wacpa @ bellsouth.net You may also call him at work at 864-574-6768 or at home at 864-573-7739.
Feb 1,2014 - Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The annual awards banquet is a time of fellowship with our families as well as a time for us to celebrate the accomplishments of all of the Skyuka brothers. We also take time to honor those among us who have given that extra effort to make Skyuka the best lodge in SR-5. Join us as this year's banquet is hosted by the Cherokee Chapter at Providence Baptist Church, 822 Providence Road in Gaffney. There will be a social hour from 6pm to 7pm and then dinner will begin at 7pm. During this time there will be a silent auction for all sorts of items of interest with proceeds going to help defray the cost of transportation to the 2015 NOAC. We will enjoy a guest speaker following the meal. Tickets ordered online will be held for you at the door of the event. Registration automagically opens sometime on December 1st, 2013 and closes automagically sometime on January 16th, 2014 Extended to January 24th!
Everyone needs to register online, even if you elect to send your payment into the council office rather than pay through PayPal online.