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2018 OA Fall Events: Cub&Partner, Work Day, and nominations for Founders Award (TH. 10/11/2018)

OA Cook Crew and Kitchen staff are needed

The 2 Cub and Partner weekends listed below need Arrowmen to help out in the Kitchen!

Cub and Partner Weekend: Oct 19-21 – Has SOLD OUT, so we definitely need help in the kitchen!

Check-in will be at 5:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME, so please plan accordingly.
Oct 19 at 5 PM – Oct 21 at 9 AM CDT

Cub and Partner Weekend: Oct 26-28 – STILL OPEN

Check-in will be at 5:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME, so please plan accordingly.
Oct 26 at 5 PM – Oct 28 at 9 AM CDT

Meals are prepared by the Order or the Arrow.
We need OA Cook Crew and Kitchen staff to help make these successful weekends.
Meal plans include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, and Breakfast on Sunday.


Founders Award nomination is due Oct. 17, 2018.

Founder’s Award   
The prestigious Founders Award is presented annually to those members of the Order who, for their dedication and support, have given outstanding service to the Order of the Arrow above and beyond the call of the admonition. The Founders Award is open to all lodge members, and is not restricted to those who have given past service, or received vigil. To be eligible, a Founders award recipient is an active member of the OA.

Founders Award Form (can be downloaded by clicking the link below):
[Updated August 2016]



OA Fall Work Day Registration Sat. Oct. 27, 2018.

Calling all Arrowmen and Scouters come to Skymont Scout Reservation and help complete some projects that we were unable to finish during OA Fall Ordeal.
We would love to also start some additional projects if possible.

The lodge will provide lunch for Arrowmen who register by Sunday October 21st, 2018.

[Last day to register is Mon. Oct. 22, 2018 12:05AM]

This is a great opportunity to contribute cheerful service and improve our council camp. Youth also have the opportunity to earn needed service hours as well.
{be sure and bring a Nalgene bottle with water, work gloves, sun screen, and bug repellent ….and also poncho in case of rainy weather.}
Work will start 9:00 am Central Time.
*click the link below to register:


Skymont Scout Reservation

3344 Cabbage Patch Rd
Altamont, TN 37301, US

Saturday 10/27/2018  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CENTRAL TIME
Registration Begins
Sunday 10/7/2018 12:30 AM
Last Day To Register
Monday 10/22/2018 12:05 AM

You can contact us by email:

Hope to see you all there!

~Joel Hunt
Talidandaganu’ Lodge Chief

NOAC 2018-Photo link

Thanks go out to Jed Swiecichowski, James Petty and others that helped make these photos of NOAC 2018 at Indiana University possible.

*Click the link below, new photos added daily by the folks there at NOAC!

Talidandaganu’ 293 at NOAC 2018, Indiana University

2018 OA Fall Fellowship Registration information

2018 OA Fall Fellowship

*click here to register:

Calling all arrowmen to come for a night of fun, food, and fellowship.
We will meet at 7:00 pm Friday October 5 at Tyner United Methodist Church.
We will go to the Superfly Trampoline Jump Park at 7455 Commons Blvd. in Chattanooga, TN 37421.
We will dismiss at 7:30 am Saturday October 6 from Superfly.

It is important that you go to the following link to complete the Superfly waiver before Friday evening October 5, 2018 and bring a copy with you please. You may need to copy and paste the link.

Superfly waiver (*click this link)


Registration Begins
Sun. 9/23/2018 12:00 PM

Last Day To Register
Wed. 10/3/2018 11:55 PM


Friday 10/5/2018 7:00 PM
Saturday 10/6/2018 7:30 AM



Superfly Extreme Air Sports Indoor Park
7455 Commons Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37421, US


Contact E-mail

$20.00 per Arrowman
$32.00 per Event plus Dues

Late fee
After 9/29/2018, a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Arrowman Registrants.
After 9/29/2018, a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Event plus Dues Registrants.


Cancellation Policy
Refund requests must be received in writing and will be granted in accordance with the General Refund Policy of the Cherokee Area Council, BSA.

~Joel Hunt
Talidandaganu’ Lodge Chief

2018 OA dues

You may now pay your 2018 OA dues online.

Just click the link below to pay!

~Joel Hunt
Talidandaganu’ Lodge Chief