Lodge Business Meeting and Officer Elections

Calling all arrowmen!  On Sunday, May 3rd at 10 AM at Pine Hill Scout Reservation, Lenape Lodge will be holding a general lodge business meeting and annual officer elections.  This is your chance to make a direct impact on the lodge by voting for our next lodge and chapter leaders, as well as decide on important lodge business.  Your participation in this meeting makes a direct impact in the direction and quality of our program.  

We have several topics which will need your voice to be heard:

  • Approval of 2 amendments to the lodge rules
    • The first amendment proposes changes the term of office for lodge and chapter officers from July 1-June 30 to January 1-December 31.  The lodge officers have determined that this change is necessary to better align with deliverables and responsibilities, which all run on a calendar year basis (such as the lodge budget, the annual lodge program, and Journey to Excellence).  If this amendment passes, the next officer term will be shortened, and another election will be held at the general lodge business meeting at the Oktoberfest fellowship (Haunted Woods weekend).
    • The second amendment proposes a clarification to the voting rights of Chapter Chiefs on the LEC.  It is currently unclear whether a chapter chief can delegate his voting authority to another chapter officer.  The propsed amendment explicitly permit the chapter chief to appoint either the chapter vice chief or chapter secretary, as long as that appointment is submitted to the lodge chief in writing before the LEC meeting.  The amendment also reorganizes some current text to make room for this new provision.
  • Lodge Officer Elections
    • Election of the Lodge Chief, Lodge Vice Chief of Program, Lodge Vice Chief of Inductions, Lodge Vice Chief of Administration, and Lodge Vice Chief of Membership
  • Chapter Officer Elections
    • All members will break out with their chapters and elect their Chapter Chief, Chapter Vice Chief, and Chapter Secretary


All members of the lodge are permitted to attend the meeting, however only those members who are current on their dues and are under the age of 21 years old will have a vote in any matters brought before the lodge for vote.  

Attached to this article, you will find petitions for lodge and chapter office, as well as the full proposals for the amendments to the lodge rules.  Please direct any questions about the business meeting to Pat Jennings, Lodge Chief, at chief@lenape8.org.

Letter From The Lodge Adviser

Greetings Brothers;
                 It shall soon be warm again. I hope since it has been a long cold winter and many of us are anticipating spring to arrive, we can all enjoy the outdoors without layers of clothing and coats. The officers and leaders have been meeting on a regular basis working on improving the way the lodge conducts its business and programs. Officers have had time to evaluate and make some changes to how we operate the lodge and make Lenape a more efficient organization. At our April 12th LEC being held at Pine Hill Lekau Lodge from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm the officers will continue with those plans voting on amendment changes and announcing the induction weekend program. We are just four weeks away from our first 2015 induction weekend being held at Pine Hill.

                 Please remember that all registrations will close on April 26th at 11:55 pm. The lodge will not accept weekend walk-ins or late registrations due to planning considerations. Click here to register. The May weekend is also our lodge officer election weekend following Sunday’s breakfast. The lodge will conduct elections for a shortened term of office if approved at the April LEC meeting, and members that are considering running for a lodge office must have completed an intent form that can be found on our lodge website following all directions on the form.
                   A list of camp projects that we are working on will be posted to our website shortly. If you have any experience that we can utilize, or just want to be that weekend warrior and bring your tools ,please feel free to do so.
Allen Thorpe 

NOAC 2015 Update!

Things are really starting to take shape for NOAC! Vans are booked, we're locked in for Cedar Point, we locked in for a trip to the Great Lakes Science Museum in Downtown Cleveland and are looking at a hotel not too far away from there.

So I wanted to update you on the various fundraisers we have going on to help support the NOAC Contingent, please support these events if you are able. I will try to keep reminding you folks of these events as they get closer. We are still working to book a few others to help pad the fund as much as possible. If you know of any business that is willing to setup a fundraiser in your area please reach out to Herb Dodds or Mrs. Riggio with as much detail as possible.

  • Thursday, March 19, 6-9pm, The Pop Shop in Collingswood www.thepopshopusa.com
  • Tuesday, April 28, 5-9 YoGo night at Millville YoGo
  • Wednesday, May 20, 5-8 Pizza Hut Night at Vineland Pizza Hut
  • Friday, June 26, 7pm Scout Night at the Riversharks (See Flyer Below)
  • Saturday, June 27th, 9a-5p Arrowtour & Trade O Ree @ Rowan Resource Center

The NOAC Patches are in and the Black Border Traders will be available for purchase at the cost of $4 each. Each patch sold puts money back into the NOAC account so you are really helping yourself. You will be able to purchase these patches at the Rowan and Riggins Scout Shops and at Roosevelt during summer camp. They will also be available during all OA events. Each delegate will receive six silver border patches at a later time closer to the departure of the event. We want these to be the talk of NOAC!

Speaking of Arrowtour we will need everyone's help with that event as we are hosting a Trade O Ree alongside it. These two events are going to really spotlight our Lodge and Council, it will be a great opportunity to showcase what the order is about and what we have to offer in this council. Keep up to date with this event, www.lenape8.org/tradeoree http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org/