Lodge leadership met recently to discuss the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and how it will affect Spring Conclave. We know this is a challenging time for all of our members.
Because of ongoing concerns, your lodge chief, vice-chiefs and advisers have decided to cancel our traditional Spring Conclave (May 15-17, 2020). This was a difficult decision. Please read the following information carefully.
While our traditional event is canceled, Camp Mitigwa still needs our help to get ready for summer camp. Currently, an entire summer of camp is still on the schedule.
We will be having a one-day service day currently planned on June 6 for all Arrowman to come and give service to camp and complete projects that need to be done before camp starts. We will begin around 8:30am and finish work projects before dinner. Lunch will also be served. After a quick meal in the evening, we will also have a Lodge Executive Committee Meeting. All Chapter Chiefs and advisers are encouraged to attend.
While we will try our best to keep work groups small and still encourage social distancing, all members should bring their own masks to camp (if still recommended or personally wanted.) Please also bring your own work gloves, own water bottle, etc.
We encourage all Arrowman to attend this work day. This will qualify as a work day for either the first year award or the Lodge service award.
Vigil nominations will be due by dinner time on June 6. Since this is only a one-day event, we will not be having ceremonies during this time. We still have a little over 50 candidates from 2019 who have not completed their Ordeal yet. These candidates have been granted an additional year to get their Ordeal completed by National. They have several choices for completing their Ordeal and we will be contacting them with options shortly.
First, if their unit is going to Summer Camp, they can attend camp and complete their Ordeal with other candidates from that week of summer camp. (Note, candidates choosing this option need to be in camp the entire week.) Or, these candidates can come to Fall Fellowship in August, or next year’s Spring Conclave in May 2021.