Spring Pow-Wow is a little more than a month away! This year the theme will be Hawaiian, and we’ve got a lot of great activities lined up, as well as your favorite games like Wischixin, Waguli Stick, and Gaga Ball! In addition, we’ll be preparing for the 2019 SR-9 Conclave at Black Creek Scout Reservation! For adult Arrowmen there will also be a special cooking competition! The cost is only $25 and includes all of the awesome program, meals for the weekend, and your event patch! Registration opens soon
so make sure to sign up so you don’t miss this great event!
We will be holding a Day of Service on February 23rd, from 10 AM to 4 PM to help build the new lean-tos in Blackfoot campsite! 2019 is the 80th Anniversary of Camp Sidney Dew, and during the year we will be working on our project to add new lean-tos across camp. During the Day of Service, we will be working specifically on the lean-tos in Blackfoot. Make sure to bring work clothes (including gloves), a lunch, and a water bottle to stay hydrated. This is also a great way to earn hours towards your Waguli Service Flap! Sign up now at https://goo.gl/forms/YU4JYPPhY4aAnlHp2
Has your troop or crew scheduled its unit election yet? Unit elections conducted by the Lodge are the only way for your troop or crew to induct new members into the Order of the Arrow, and your troop or crew must request a unit visitation in order to earn the OA Unit of Excellence award. For more information, and to sign up, visit Waguli.com!
The Vigil honor is the highest honor with the Order of the Arrow and is only given to those most dedicated to the Order and it purposes. Every year the lodge selects those who have given themselves to the idea of cheerful service for others. This honor is held so highly that the lodge is only able to nominate 1 eligible member out of every 50 members in the lodge. Meaning, our lodge was only able to nominate 5 members for the vigil class of 2018. Want to know how this prestigious honor is bestowed? All nominees must meet the following qualifications:
• Must be a registered member of the Northwest Georgia Council, B.S.A.
• Must be an active Brotherhood member in good standing (dues paid) of Waguli Lodge.
• A minimum of two years from the time of Brotherhood conversion to the time of the
Vigil candidate meeting.
• A Lodge nomination form must be filled out by someone within the Lodge. These forms are available at Waguli.com, and must be submitted to the Lodge by April 1st.
If any lodge members meets all of the qualifications, they will then be considered by the Waguli Vigil committee to be selected as a Vigil candidate. This committee is made up by a variety of Vigil members and one honorary Brotherhood member. However, only the youth Vigil members may vote on the Vigil class for the current year. Their selection is based solely on the national standards, and all committee members carefully assess individuals based on the following information. “The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their positions or office to one or more of the following: their Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, the Scouting community, or their Scout Camp. Anyone can nominate an Arrowman for the Vigil Honor... Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting be considered reason enough for a Vigil Honor nomination.” If you know an Arrowman who should be considered for the Vigil Honor, please fill out the Waguli Vigil nomination form on Waguli.com, Fill out as much information as possible. The Vigil committee will carefully review the application for consideration of the 2019 Vigil class.
Time is running out if you are interested in
purchasing the Golden Whippoorwill! This
awesome event pass is only $75 for youth, $100
for adults, and includes all Waguli functions (i.e.
Spring Pow-Wow, Ordeal, Fall Fellowship, and
Winter Banquet) and your 2019 Lodge dues! In
addition, you will receive a Golden Whippoorwill
Lodge flap (only 100 made!) Plus, you can
purchase all of your 2019 Waguli patches in one,
easy-to-use form! Make to sure to register by
January 31 to take advantage of this great
opportunity! Sign up now at Waguli.com!