Saturday evening, November 16, Tejas Lodge will hold its annual awards banquet at Pollard United Methodist Church in Tyler. The activities will begin at 6 PM with the Vigil candidate callout. Dinner will begin at 7 PM followed by the recognition awards. There will be a live auction of various items. The presentation of the Founder’s Award will conclude the evening.
Make plans to attend the banquet by registering early. The registration form is available under the resources tab.
This year the Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) voted to add an additional Ordeal to the calendar. This ordeal will allow candidates who were elected in 2012, but were unable to attend the July or August Ordeals, an additional opportunity to complete their Ordeal without having to be reelected in 2013. The Ordeal is scheduled to begin at 7pm Thursday, March 14th and conclude at 6:30pm Friday, March 15th.
As with any Ordeal there is a need for members to provide support. This Ordeal also affords us the opportunity to assist in beginning preparations for the 2013 camping season. Members may register to attend the weekend for $10. The registration for is available here: http://tejaslodge.org/files/2013_march_ordeal_member.pdf
Please contact Lodge Adviser Bob Berry at email@example.com with any questions.
Matt Walker received the Silver Buffalo during the BSA's 2012 National Meeting on June 1st (BSA File Photo)
In 1971 the Dallas Cowboys played in Super Bowl XII at the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL. The Apollo 14 Spacecraft would land on the Moon, a new stock market index referred to as the NASDQ would debut, Evel Knievel set a world record by jumping 19 cars in Ontario, California, The Fight of the Century- Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden, President Richard Nixon declares a U.S. War on Drugs, Southwest Airlines, a low cost carrier, begins flights between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, FL, The George W. Pirtle Scout Reservations was a mere 8 years old with F.M. Arnold as the Camp Director, the Order of the Arrow had just celebrated their 60th Anniversary and Matt Walker, of Tyler’s Austin Rose District had just been elected Chief of Tejas Lodge. On June 1, 2012 after being registered in the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years Matt became only the second East Texan, after George W. Pirtle and the first Tejas Lodge Chief, to receive Scouting’s Highest Honor for Service to youth-The Silver Buffalo. Continue reading
It is with great sadness that Tejas Lodge announces the passing of Milton O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal was the lodge adviser for Tejas Lodge from 2004 – 2009. Continue reading
This t-shirt is available for pre-order at the time of registration.
Following on the success of 2011′s “True Grit Weekend” the lodge officers have planned 2012′s “Arrowmen and Aliens.”
Are you looking for a job this Summer that allows you to enjoy an East Texas summer? If you want a job that can provide lasting memories and life-long friends then you should apply for a position at our council’s Summer Camp, George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation or Camp Pirtle as it is often called.
On November 19th the lodge hosted the annual banquet to celebrate Arrowmen’s accomplishments during the 77th year of our lodge.
The banquet meal was prepared by the cook team from Cherokee Trace and the decorations were provided by Tall Timbers. Thanks to the great work from these chapters! Continue reading