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Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America. ILLINEK LODGE. 2009 ANNUAL REPORT Abraham Lincoln Council March 1, 2010 Colin Langenfeld, Lodge Chief.

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illinek lodge

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

ILLINEK LODGE

2009 ANNUAL REPORT

Abraham Lincoln Council

March 1, 2010

Colin Langenfeld, Lodge Chief

agenda

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Agenda
  • Illinek Lodge
    • Commitment to Outdoor Program
    • Dedicated Service
    • Leadership Development
    • Membership Retention
    • Quality Lodge Performance
    • Recognition and Awards
    • National Program Highlights
    • Impact on Council Program
commitment to outdoor program

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Commitment to Outdoor Program
  • Long-term In-Council campers: decreased somewhat.
    • Summer Camp attendance down at Camp Bunn
  • How the Lodge promoted Camp Bunn:
    • Hosted Leaders Dinner in November 2008
    • Agreed to support Camp-a-Looza in lue of Leaders Dinner for 2009.
    • The OA also promoted at First Aid Meet and concurrent with Unit Elections
  • 12 Camp Bunn Staff members Active in OA
  • OA members also at Cub Scout Day Camp and Resident Camp
  • Lead Webelos Woods encampment.
dedicated service

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Dedicated Service
  • 3,868 hours of service (12% increase)
    • 10.8 hours per Arrowman
  • Summer Camp activities
    • Ice cream social, call-outs; Brotherhood promotion weekly.
  • 3 service weekends to support Camp Illinek and Camp Bunn
    • 57 new Arrowmen
    • Projects included: preparing Camp Bunn for season, clearing brush at Camp Illinek, staining benches, making new trails, splitting wood.
  • Camps
  • Ordeals
  • Workdays
  • Council
  • Press visibility to Webelos Woods
  • Community
  • Patriotic service in retirement of US Flags.
dedicated service1

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Dedicated Service
  • Webelos transition
    • Webelos Woods 2009: 166 Webelos Scouts and parents attended; JOTA & JOTI offered (17 countries, 8 states contacted by 36 Webelos)
    • 988 Hours of Service
  • Offered services at New Cub Scout Day
  • Community Service
    • One Day of Service: 2,025 (+250 from 2008) flags retired; Lodge worked with scouts and Arrowmen from all three districts.
    • 536 Hours of Service
dedicated service2

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Dedicated Service
  • Positioned to complete Camp Bunn Firebowl lighting Project.
  • Acquired trail lights to mark path to Firebowl.
leadership development

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Leadership Development
  • Conclave participation impacted by site selection distance & cost.
  • Filled NOAC quota and two additional slots added later.
  • Elangomat and Unit Election Team training in the spring 22 attendees
  • LLD in the fall also 17 attendees
    • Dynamics of leadership, Event Planning, Communications, Troop Representative
  • Lodge Presence at the:
    • Council level - Lincoln Pilgrimage (trail end snacks)
    • District levels - Cub Scout days
  • Section and National trainings
    • 2 Attended Section Conclave in Wisconsin
    • 3 Youth & 2 Adults Attended NLS
    • 19 Arrowmen Attended 2009 NOAC
membership retention

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Membership Retention
  • 1% growth over last year
  • Largest number elevated to Vigil in Lodge History.
  • Continue to struggle getting members to pay dues in timely manner.
  • Total membership
    • 357 active Arrowmen in the lodge
  • 125 Ordeal (57 new)
  • 163 Brotherhood (36 new)
  • 69 Vigil (10 new)
  • Ordeal to Brotherhood conversion rate
    • 34.6% in 2009 (same as 2008)
  • Implemented OA LodgeMaster membership system offered by National Committee
quality lodge performance

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Quality Lodge Performance
  • Quality Lodge for the Fourth Consecutive Year
  • Explore Electronic Newsletter
  • Freshen annual schedule and implement “Fun”

Illinek Lodge achieved Quality Lodge for four consecutive years

  • Strengths (annually)-
    • Service to Bunn and Illinek, newsletters, Webelos transition, website accuracy
  • Improvement shown-
    • Brotherhood conversions, member retention
  • Opportunities (a.k.a. weaknesses)-
    • Troop representative program, ceremonies, renewal of membership dues.
recognition and awards

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Recognition and Awards
  • 10 new Vigil Honor members
    • Trudy Jones, Peter Knope II, Colin Langenfeld, David O’Brien, Howard Olson, Grant Rogers, Ben Summers, Will Summers, Bob Williamson, Spencer Goff.
  • Founder’s Award recipient
    • Dick Gutmann
national programs

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

National Programs
  • Outdoor Programs:
    • Philmont Trail Crew
    • Northern Tier Wilderness Voyage
      • Three from Illinek to attend in 2010 (50% of Section C-3B goal)
    • Ocean Adventure
    • National Scout Jamboree
  • 182,000 members
  • 1.4 million hours of service given
impact on council program

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Impact on Council Program
  • Service: $77,360 (value of labor)
  • Camping Promotions: $1,100
    • Leaders’ Dinner, etc
  • Funds donated: $1145
    • Stain, building material, etc
  • Camp Bunn Firebowl:
    • Phase 2 starts in 2010
  • Service based on $20 / hour rate suggested by National Committee on advice of US Forest Service
  • Saved funds to complete Firebowl project in 2010.
impact on council program1

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Impact on Council Program
  • Achieved Quality Lodge Four Year in Row
  • Membership retention
    • Older scouts staying involved and participating as volunteers for Council events
    • Billing members that have not paid there dues in a number of years.
  • Training opportunities
    • Lodge Leadership Development, Section C-3C Conclave, National Leadership Seminar, and NOAC
  • Developing future leaders
  • 17 Arrowmen attended LLD
  • Section
  • Had representatives at every COC meeting
  • Hosted new C-3B COC in Springfield
  • National
  • Sent 5 Arrowmen to NLS
mission of the lodge

Order of the Arrow Illinek Lodge Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America

Mission of the Lodge

The mission of the lodge is to achieve the purpose of the Order of the Arrow as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America in the council through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.