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BROTHERHOOD OPPORTUNITY
 
Pocumtuc Lodge is holding a Brotherhood Conversion on December 20, 2014 in the heated Vollert Lodge at Chesterfield Scout Reservation from 9:00 - noon.  Check-in begins at 8:30.  There will be a light lunch after the ceremony for those who want to stay longer for fellowship.
The event is open to all Arrowmen who have been Ordeal members for 10 months or more.   The cost is $20 which covers your Brotherhood sash and flap. 

To register, send an email with your contact information to chief@pocumtuc.org and lodgeadviser@pocumtuc.org.  If you need a ride, include that in your email.

 

CENTURION AWARDS
 

For nearly 100 years, the OA has purposefully recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  Therefore, our organization’s centennial provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those among us who are exemplars of the “high ideals and purpose of the Order of the Arrow.”

The Centurion Award aims to highlight “Hometown Heroes,” or Arrowmen who have meaningfully contributed to the forming, maturing and ongoing operational excellence of their Lodge, and who, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps.

Based on our current membership, we can honor 8 of our hometown heroes (living or deceased).  All brothers from the Pocumtuc Lodge and its predecessors are eligible.  A nomination form is being mailed to all members on record from Pocumtuc, Allogagan and Memsochet Lodges.  For more info on the Centurion Award, see http://www.oa-bsa.org/pages/content/centurion-award.  Additional forms can be found on the Pocumtuc website in the Centennial folder.

If you’re not sure about someone’s background information, the years he/she served or specific positions held, make a note of that on the form.  Don’t let that prevent you from nominating one of the Lodge’s exemplars.

 

GREY WOLF DAY
    Mark your calendars!
On May 9th, the Lodge will be holding our first Grey Wolf Day at Moses Scout Reservation. The purpose of the event is similar to traditional Beaver Days, but the focus is on service for our Lodge. The goal is to clean-up the OA ring, trail and shed, and prepare for the installation of benches.

The work will also include staining Overlook Lodge as part of our Auction commitment. Power washing and prep work will be done earlier.

 

Project LEAP
Sunday, February 9, 2014



 

 

Project LEAP is the next generation of NE-2A’s Quality Lodge Summit held from 2009-2012.  Project LEAP is designed to support the six lodges of the Section in their efforts to improve their program and achieving Journey to Excellence (JTE) recognition.  This day-long training event includes sessions on a diverse set of topics such as Bortherhood Conversion, Supporting your Council, Ceremonies, Regalia, Conducting Service Projects and more!  It also provides an opportunity for inter-lodge fellowship as well as our second Council of Chiefs meeting of the year.

Who Can Come?

Lodge officers, committee chairmen, chapter leadership, advisers and any Arrowmen that are interested in getting more involved should make it a point to be there!

When: January 25, 2015

Where: Connecticut Fire Academy - 34 Perimeter Rd, Suffield, CT

Cost: $15 if registered on or before 1/18/15

Highlights:

The training is done by a select group of exceptional arrowmen with experience in the field of their training, and trainers consist of top-notch arrowmen from within the section and other parts of the Region.

Registration: Click here to register for Project LEAP!

     
    Get more details: http://www.ne-2a.org/event/project-leap
     
 

 
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Get the latest news about Pocumtuc Lodge! This issue is jam packed with information for our Arrowmen: Information about the Centurion, Lodge Calendar, and Project LEAP to name a few.  Don't miss the Chief's Minute and the Adviser's Minute!
 
2014 has been an exciting year for Pocumtuc Lodge and the excitement continues! Stay informed and don't miss any of the fun, action packed activities!
     
 

2014 – 2015 Lodge Calendar (NOTE: Updated as of 12/16/14)
 

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FALL FELLOWSHIP
 

The weekend of November 14-16, 2014 we will be having our Fall Fellowship.  All Pocumtuc Arrowmen are invited to Chesterfield for the weekend.  Those eligible are encouraged to complete their Brotherhood conversion!

Fall Fellowship Weekend at Chesterfield Scout Reservation
November 14-16, 2014
Check-in on Friday afternoon / evening.   Leave on Sunday morning.

Register Online Here

$15.00 per Member
$30.00 per Brotherhood Candidate

 
Please contact one of your new officers if you have questions.
 

Ordeal Weekend
September 19-21, 2014
 

September Ordeal Weekend at Moses Scout Reservation (Note: This is a location change)
September 19-21, 2014
Check-in on Friday afternoon / evening.   Leave on Sunday morning.
Ordeal candidates (new members) click here.
 

$15.00 per Member
$35.00 per Ordeal Candidate

New Members  are required to use the mail-in their registration.
Registration for Existing Members
Please contact one of your new officers if you have questions.
 

Lodge Officers For 2014-2015
At the June business meeting, Pucumtuc Lodge elected officers for the upcoming year.  Elected as your new leadership team are: Eli Harris, Lodge Chief – Troop 1849, Chicopee;  Josh Laprade, Lodge Vice Chief – Crew 413, Westfield;  Teddy Metayer, III, Lodge Secretary – Troop 180, Ludlow;  Jordan Kornacki, Lodge Tresurer – Troop 112, Blandford
   

Eli Harris, Josh Laprade, Teddy Metayer III, Jordan Kornacki

 

Ordeal Weekend
June 13-15, 2014
  
The June Ordeal is an incredibly fun annual event that  is one of the cornerstones of the Lodge's year.  Those who were elected this year will be able to go through their Ordeal, and all those who went through the Ordeal last year at Moses or at least a year prior to the weekend will be eligible for Brotherhood.  It's a great program and a lot of fun.  Those interested please contact one of the Lodge Officers if you want
to go through the Brotherhood experience. 

The event also provides Arrowmen the chance to serve the Lodge, not only as individual Arrowmen, but alongside the candidates as Elangomats as well.  If you're interested please contact the Lodge Officers for more details. There will also be an opportunity to meet Section leaders and Lodge Chiefs from all over the Section.  Great food and wonderful fellowship is just one more plus to this exciting event.

On Sunday morning you will have the chance to help elect the new Officers for the 2014-2015 season at the annual Lodge business meeting will be held during the June Ordeal at Moses Scout Reservation.  Erik is putting the agenda together now.  If anyone has any business they wish to have presented or any proposed changes to the bylaws or operating procedures, please contact any of the Key 3.

There will be a Vigil Breakfast on Saturday morning but we must know which Vigil Honor members are planning to attend!  If you are a Vigil Honor and you are planning to be at the Vigil Breakfast on Saturday morning, please let us know by email at adviser@pocumtuc.org.  We need the head count!

 
The Details:
June Ordeal and Fellowship Weekend at H.A. Moses Scout Reservation
June 13-15, 2014
Brothers Check-in is Friday @ 6:00 pm.   Ends on Sunday morning @ 10:30 am.
Ordeal candidates (new members) check-in @ 7:00 pm on Friday and you will be finished @ 10:30 am on Sunday

$15.00 per Member
$30.00 per Brotherhood Candidate
$35.00 per Ordeal Candidate

Ordeal Candidates (new members) are required to use their mail-in registration.
Registration for Existing Arrowmen
 
 

 
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Get the latest news about Pocumtuc Lodge! This issue is jam packed with information for our Arrowmen: Elections, NOAC, and Conclave to name a few.  Don't miss the Chief's Minute and the Adviser's Minute!
 
2014 has been an exciting year for Pocumtuc Lodge and the excitement continues! Stay informed and don't miss any of the fun, action packed activities!
     
 

Summer Camp Presentations Available
   
Is your unit thinking about summer camp this summer and wants to know more about it?  Maybe you've already signed up for camp but you'd still like to know more.  Whatever the reason, Pocumtuc Lodge would like to tell you about the opportunities at H.A. Moses Scout Reservation.  We have a team of Lodge members that would like to send someone to your unit - Troop, Pack, or Crew - just let us know and we will come to your meeting to make a presentation about Western Massachusetts Council's summer camping program!

Make your online request here.

 

Lodge Banquet
Sunday April 27, 2014
 
The Pocumtuc Lodge Banquet is Sunday April 27th. This year’s location is the St. Patrick's Social Center, 30 Main Street, South Hadley, MA.  The banquet starts at 4:30 PM.  Cost for the banquet is only $12.00. 

You may purchase tickets at one of the Service Centers - either Westfield or Pittsfield, or ask one of the Lodge Officers or Advisers about tickets. 

Or if you prefer, you may make your reservation online and pay at the door when you get there.  To make a reservation, click here.

Everyone is welcome.  You do not have to be a member of the OA or the Boy Scouts to attend the banquet - feel free to bring a guest. 

This marks the 5th anniversary celebration of the existence of Pocumtuc Lodge!

We do need to know how many to expect so please buy your tickets now or at least let us know you will be there by making a reservation.

 
Register Online Details
 

Date: Sunday April 27th

Time: 4:30 PM

Cost: $12.00 per person

Place: St. Patrick's Social Center, 30 Main Street, South Hadley, MA

 
 
 
Auction - There will be a silent auction at the banquet, so come prepared to get some real bargains!  We are still looking for auction items.  Gift certificates, merchandise, trips, and of course scout memorabilia - you can expect these types of items and more.  If you have something to donate, let Dave Paterson know.
 

 
Latest Wolf's Den Now Available!
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Get the latest news about Pocumtuc Lodge! This issue is jam packed with information for our Arrowmen: Project LEAP, elections, NOAC, and Conclave to name a few.  Don't miss the Chief's Minute and the Adviser's Minute!
 
2014 promises to be an exciting year for Pocumtuc Lodge! Stay informed and don't miss any of the fun, action packed activities!
     

Winter Fellowship
February 21-23, 2014
 

 
So you think you are smarter than your Lodge Officers; maybe so - maybe not.  Find out for sure when you come to the Pocumtuc Lodge 'Winter Fellowship' at Moses's Scout Reservation, February 21-23.

We'd love to know if you are planning to attend so how about completing the online registrationPay at the event.

 

2014 Vigil Honor Nominations
It is time to honor our fellow Arrowmen who have gone above and beyond in their service to Scouting—whether it be to their troop, council, camp, or the Lodge. The Vigil Honor is the highest award a Lodge may bestow upon an individual, and it is earned not by his or her conscious efforts but by his or her unselfish devotion to the Scouting program.

In order to be eligible for this – the highest honor a local Lodge can bestow - a member must:

  1. Have been a Brotherhood member in good standing for at least two years at the time of the tap out (at the Lodge Banquet)
  2. Be registered with the Boy Scouts of America.
You may nominate as many people as you feel fit, but do so because of their service and devotion to Scouting, and not because of tenure, friendship, or loyalty. Nominations MUST be received by March 15, 2014 for consideration in this year’s selection process.  Please return your completed nominations to:
  Western Massachusetts Council
Pocumtuc Lodge
1 Arch Road, Suite 5
Westfield, MA 01085
Or you may submit your nominations online by clicking here.
A list of those members of Pocumtuc Lodge who meet the qualifications (numbers 1 and 2 above) is attached. If you feel that a person was omitted in error, please contact Johnathan May immediately for clarification. 
List of qualifying Lodge members
Mail-in Nomination Form
Online Nomination Form
 

2014 Founders Award Nominations

The Lodge is accepting nominations for the Founders Award.  This award is given to those who have performed outstanding service to their Lodge, and for those that memorialize the spirit of achievement in their everyday lives as described by founders E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edison. 

Nominations MUST be received by March 15, 2014 for consideration in this year’s selection process.  Please return your completed nominations to:

  Western Massachusetts Council
Pocumtuc Lodge
1 Arch Road, Suite 5
Westfield, MA 01085
Or you may submit your nominations online by clicking here.
If you have questions please contact Lodge Adviser Bob Walz.
Mail-in Nomination Form
Online Nomination Form
 

2014 Pocumtuc Lodge Scholarship
 
To recognize two youth members of the Pocumtuc Lodge who plan to study, or are already studying, to enter a career in Human Services which is defined as work in fields that help others (i.e. teaching, healthcare, fire/police/rescue, the military, government service, non-profit work, &c), Pocumtuc Lodge will award two scholarships.
 
Pocumtuc Scholarship Awards are based on individual merit, integrity, character and, minimally on Lodge and Scout participation - rather than financial need.
 
Please read and follow all directions and requirements as outlined on the application. Scouts applying for this scholarship must complete the application personally. Answer all questions completely. Use extra paper where necessary. Applications must be postmarked no later than midnight March 15, 2014. Email entries will not be accepted. All applications become the property of the Pocumtuc Lodge and will not be returned to the applicant. Handwritten applications will NOT be accepted.
 
Download the Pocumtuc Lodge Scholarship Application!
 

Lodge Leadership Development
 
  The LLD is the Lodge Leadership Development training program. The day will feature guest trainers to teach all sorts of subjects. The program is open to all Arrowmen who are already or are interested in becoming more involved. The event is on October 26th at the Westfield service center. If you are interested in attending please contact Lodge Chief Erik Bernier at chief@pocumtuc.org.

What: LLD (for any Arrowman wanting to be involved)
When: October 26, 2014
Where: Westfield Service Center

 

FALL FELLOWSHIP
 
The weekend of November 1-3, 2013 we will be having our Fall Fellowship.  All Pocumtuc Arrowmen are invited to Moses for the weekend.  Those eligible are encouraged to complete their Brotherhood conversion!

Fall Fellowship Weekend at Moses Scout Reservation
November 1-3, 2013
Check-in on Friday afternoon / evening.   Leave on Sunday morning.

$15.00 per Member
$30.00 per Brotherhood Candidate

 

Please contact one of your new officers if you have questions.
 

Where would you like to be on August 3rd 2015?
 

If you’re thinking Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, with 10,000 of your closest friends, then we have just the event for you!

The 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference

Even if you’ve attended a NOAC before, this event promises to be bigger, better, and more spectacular than anything before as the Order of the Arrow celebrates 100 years!

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Every participant attending NOAC 2015 will receive a special edition red sash to commemorate this historic event. Don’t miss your opportunity to be an active participant in history!

August 3rd thru August 8th, 2015

Mark your calendar now!  NOAC 2015 August 3-8, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Once in a lifetime? You betcha! Don’t miss out. Be there to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow!!!

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Eli Harris
Lodge Chief chief@pocumtuc.org

Josh Laprade
Vice Chief vicechief@pocumtuc.org

Teddy Metayer, III
Secretary secretary@pocumtuc.org

Jordan Kornacki
Treasurer treasurer@pocumtuc.org

Joshua Minardi
Ceremonies ceremony@pocumtuc.org

Adam Sperlonga
Administration / Centennial

Brandon Aube
Kitchen

Kyle O’Connell
Elections

Erik Bernier
Vigil

Tim Walz
Membership

 
 

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