Skyuka Lodge 270

Providing Cheerful Service For Over 70 Years

Skyuka Lodge 270 - Providing Cheerful Service For Over 70 Years

2014 Carolina’s OA Indian Seminar

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 @ You may also call him at work at 864-574-6768 or at home at 864-573-7739.

2014 Skyuka Lodge Awards Banquet


E. Urner Goodman, Founder of the OA, Speaks at the 1978 Skyuka Banquet

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.

Registration Is Now Closed


Very Few Limited Edition NOAC Fundraiser Sets Remain

Skyuka NOAC limited Edition Flap and Pocket Cover

Only a few of these very limited edition Skyuka NOAC Contingent flap and pocket cover sets remain, so act quickly if you would like to own one or two sets.

Designed to commemorate those Skyuka delegates who attended the 2012 NOAC event while raising funds to help cover the cost of transportation for those who plan to attend the 2015 100th Anniversary NOAC event, only 50 of this set were ever produced, and much fewer remain available for purchase.

Because so few are still available, those interested are asked to contact Doug Bartlett to see if any remain for purchase.

Submit Your Articles For The Upcoming Tanawa Newsletter

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...
We'd like to receive these no later than October 11th, 2013 to give the Media Chairman time to work his magic and then for brother Dennis Kimbrell to print them for us.

Register For Skyuka Lodge’s Fall Fellowship

Oct 25,2013 - Oct 27,2013    Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 am

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, chapter games 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 August of this year. Registration automagically opens sometime on September 16th and closes automagically sometime on October 17th (extended three days by proclamation of the lodge chief). Everyone needs to register online, even if you elect to send your payment into the council office rather than pay through PayPal online.

So sign up and get ready to have FUN! 

2013 Fall Fellowship Registration Is Now Closed

DHTB Pumpkin



Congratulations and "Welcome" to our newly made Ordeal members!  We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Fall Fellowship and at other Order of the Arrow activities in the future. To those 36 brothers who sealed their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members, we extend a welcoming handshake as you join the majority membership in the Order.  Use your time as a brotherhood member to serve your local units, the lodge and our projects at the Palmetto Scout Reserve properties. A special "Congratulations" to those six individuals who were called from among their brothers to take their place among other Vigil Honor members of the lodge:
  • Bill Stevens
  • Ryan Hobbs
  • David McArther
  • Steve Rhodehamel
  • Justin Rhodehamel
  • Brent Lowney
Your calling from among our Brotherhood members is testiment to your continued service to Skyuka Lodge, the Palmetto Council, your districts and units. To all again we say "Congratulations"!

Register for the 2013 Summer Ordeal

The Summer Ordeal on August 2-4, 2013 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. You should also know how to sing the Order of the Arrow song found HERE. Summer Ordeal registration will be open from June 17 until sometime on July 25th. Exact open and close times are regulated by a computer server, so be sure to register early to avoid missing online registration.  

Registration Is Now Closed


Camp Work Day, Saturday, June 1st.

This Saturday, June 1st, we will hold our final Mountain Biking Trail Work Day at Camp Bob Hardin. The Lodge will be providing lunch. Please plan to get to camp by 10 AM and come down to the Trading Post in the lower part of camp. Bring shovels, saws, gloves, and rakes. We need a chain saw or two (or 3) also. Please RSVP to Jimmy Summers so we can plan on lunch numbers.

Jimmy's email address is:

Jimmy Summers Email Address

We need one last push to get the final trail open on the lower end of camp - so please plan to come out this Saturday!