FELLOWSHIP/ACTIVATION EVENT + Lodge Leadership Development Conference

  • Nov 13, 2021 9:00 AM - Nov 14, 2021 1:30 PM
  • Valley of Springfield

    1020 Rickard Road, Springfield, Illinois, USA, Springfield, Illinois, 62704

Ticket Price $7.00-$10.00 This event is now over
Description

LLDC - Nov 13-14; 9am-2pm

Activation: Nov 13; 4:30PM-10PM

This is your last chance to register for the LLDC and Activation events this weekend! 

The LLDC is overnight Saturday and is kind of like a "Lock-In" 

(Bring sleeping bags, air matrasses, anything you would bring to a sleepover).

The activation event is fun and games and a pizza party Saturday evening.

Here is a link to register for both: https://illineklodge.simpletix.com/

LLDC - Nov 13-14; 9am-2pm

Activation: Nov 13; 4:30PM-10PM

 

The objective of this event is to not only have fun with other lodge members but also to learn how to lead effectively and to take something useful out and incorporate it into your daily lives in and out of the Lodge!

There will be plenty of Games and food!!

We hope to see you there At Valley of Springfield.

One of the main goals of the Order of the Arrow is to develop leaders. One way we do this is by hosting a Lodge Leadership Development Conference. At this event we have the participants go through a number of sessions designed to teach various leadership skills and tactics. These sessions are designed to be applicable to all forms of being a leader, and not specifically to being a leader within the OA. We hope to see you take this next step to become a leader in attending our Lodge Leadership Development.

Date & Time

Nov 13, 2021 9:00 AM - Nov 14, 2021 1:30 PM

Venue Details

Valley of Springfield

1020 Rickard Road, Springfield, Illinois, USA, Springfield, Illinois, 62704

Valley of Springfield
Illinek Lodge #132

Illinek Lodge 132, is one of the oldest Order of the Arrow lodges continuously chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. The lodge was originally chartered on August 20, 1938, in Abraham Lincoln Council, Springfield, Illinois. At the time of the founding of Illinek Lodge, the Order of the Arrow was still an experimental program of the BSA. Several “honor camper/honor scout” societies existed. Many were local to one or two councils and a few like the Order of the Arrow were gaining wider acceptance. During the earliest years, Illinek Lodge was signified by a Blackhawk totem. This was soon replaced by the Cardinal which has remained through to today. The origins of the name “Illinek” can be traced to the Algonquin Confederacy of our area; a word meaning “men”. Camp Illinek was founded in the late 1930s on land along the shores of what was then the new Lake Springfield. Our lodge, therefore, took its name from Camp Illinek. Prior to that time, our council met each summer for camp at a property known as Camp Sangamo. During those years, a local Scouting society was formed called the Tribe of Sangamo. Little is known of this society, with only scant references found in period publications. In these early years, our lodge played an active role in the growth of the Order of the Arrow. In 1945, William E. Hoffman became our Supreme Chief of the Fire and concurrently was very active at the National Lodge level. Lodge members of Illinek were chosen to perform the Ordeal ceremony in demonstration at early National Lodge gatherings. By 1948 the BSA had formally recognized the Order of the Arrow as its official honor campers society. During this period, Illinek Lodge served at least once as the “host service lodge” for the National Lodge gathering (what has today become the National Order of the Arrow Conference). Our history is rich in service to Scouting and our community