Please join Tejas Lodge, at our annual Fall Fellowship on September 24-25. The Fall Fellowship is a time for Arrowmen to come together from across East Texas for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and learning. There is something for both old and new Arrowmen. We have a wide range of activities; from Native American classes to games and competitions, there is something for everyone. Here is a preview of some of the activities you can participate in at the Fall Fellowship:
Training – You will have the opportunity to learn about different areas of our Order, taught by some of the best and most experienced Arrowmen. These sessions are all very hands on, as you will have the opportunity to shape Tejas Lodge. Here’s a glimpse into each of the sessions:
Patches 101 – This session is all about patches! In this training you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Tejas Lodge’s patches, how to patch trade, and how to design your own patch (no artistic style needed). You will even have the chance to help in creating a future Tejas Lodge flap.
The OA Troop Rep. – Did you know that the OA Troop Representative position is one of the most important jobs in the OA? Did you also know that it’s not just a position to help you get Eagle, but a program to help others stay active in the OA? Both youth and adult are invited to attend this session to not only help your Troop in having a great OA Troop Rep., but to have a greater understanding of this (sometimes mysterious) position. You don’t even need to be a Troop Rep. to participate.
Communicating in the 21st Century – Communication is key, as I am sure every scout has heard before. But why is it so important in the OA? In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the different forms of communication that the OA uses. In addition, you will help in getting the lodge started on different forms of social media. From email to Instagram to Yik Yak, you have the chance to get the Lodge going on the internet.
Native American – Ceremonies, Dancing, and Drumming. These are the three Native American activities that you can learn from when attending the Fall Fellowship. We have nationally awarded Arrowmen teaching these classes, and they are eagerly waiting to teach the next generation of ceremonialists, dancers, and drummers. In addition to that, you are able to take home a craft from each of these areas. You do not want to miss out on these special activities.
Games and Competitions – Time to get those game faces on! Gather up those team mates and get ready to compete in the Fall Fellowship games. You can play casually or gather up a team and play to win. From inflatable pony races to water ballon slingshots, we have some of the craziest and funnest games out here.
Those were just a glimpse of what there is to do at this Lodge event. In addition we will be offering a Brothehood Hike that Saturday for those Arrowmen who completed there Ordeal from 2006-2015. The Brotherhood Hike will start at 3:30 pm from the Founder’s Lodge. We ask you to be in uniform at the Founder’s Lodge by 3:00 pm Saturday afternoon to allow time for check in and paper work. The Fall Fellowship will be from September 24-25 at Camp George W. Pirtle in Carthage, TX. To register, simply visit
and print off the registration form and mail it to the council office along with your payment. The cost for the event is $20, but will go up to $30 on September 19th. I can’t wait to see you there.