October Fellowship

  • Oct 14, 2022 6:00 PM - Oct 16, 2022 11:00 AM
  • Camp Illinek

    Camp Illinek 6610 Iron Bridge Rd.
    Chatham, Illinois 62704
Ticket Price $25.00-$65.00 This event is now over

October Ordeal & Fellowship
October 14-16, 2022

$65 - Ordeal Candidates (recently elected, is not a member of the Lodge)
$45 - Brotherhood Candidates (is ready for brotherhood, 6 months since ordeal)
$25 - Current Members - packing list: http://www.illineklodge.org/regristration-options/

Join us for our refreshed October Fellowship!

Register at: october.illineklodge.org


Our LEC has chosen to revamp this fellowship's schedule so we can have both SERVICE and FUN next weekend!

Saturday evening, we have many fun activities planned for you, including...

Pumpkin Carving 
(Pumpkins and Carving Kits provided)

Capture the Pumpkin

Leaf Relay

Tailgate Games

Ring the Pumpkin

As always, we will have some tasty fall meals and treats.

If you haven't yet, be sure to register here: october.illineklodge.org


In our lodge, we refer to our induction weekends as "fellowships". Over the past year, these events have become much more than an induction, but rather an event for all arrowmen to come out and enjoy! Each Fellowship has a theme set for the entire weekend. You can see the presence of this theme in the Camp, activities, and even the food! You can also give back to your camp through cheerful service throughout the weekend. We even hold a Brotherhood Transition at each one! These events only happen 3 times a year, so you want to make sure you're there!

For an Ordeal Packing List & paper registration forms please go to: www.illineklodge.org/regristration-options/

The theme is Pumpkins!

Thank you to Scooters coffee for donating a coffee bar for the weekend!

Date & Time

Oct 14, 2022 6:00 PM - Oct 16, 2022 11:00 AM

Venue Details

Camp Illinek

Camp Illinek 6610 Iron Bridge Rd.
Chatham, Illinois 62704 Camp Illinek
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

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