Sunday, December 16, 2012

Membership Renewal

This is from the Lau-in-nih chapter advisor...


2012 has been a great year for our Chapter.  As we prepare for the holidays in seach of bargains I have one for you from our Lodge.  20 percent off your 2013 dues.  2013 dues paid in 2012 are $8, but 2013 dues paid after January 1, 2013 are $10.  Please consider paying your dues this year and save money.

If you have friend that have not paid dues in some time suggest that they take advantage of this offer too.

Please let me know if you have questions and thank you for making Lau-in-nih great.

Joe Odom

Friday, December 14, 2012

Lau-in-nih Gets Yet Another Award!

At last night's Adult Leader Banquet, the Lau-in-nih Chapter of Mowogo Lodge was presented with the prestigious Chairman's Award for 2012.

The chapter adviser, Joe Odum, and former chapter chief, Nate Kurth, were on hand to accept.

Joe also received his own recognition as the Scout Leader of the Year.

It was a great night for Lau-in-nih.  Congratulations to everyone!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mowogo OA Events for 2013

Mowogo Lodge
Order of the Arrow Events for 2013

Mar 15 - 17   Spring Fellowship/Ordeal

Apr 26 - 28   Section 9 Conclave 

May 17 - 19   2013 PreCamp

Aug 16 - 18   Fall Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend

Sep 20 - 22   Pow Wow

Dec 7         Christmas Banquet

Please consider these events as you are making your schedule so the Order of the Arrow members of your unit may fully participate in the Lodge's activities.

If you have questions in this regard, please contact Joe Odom at

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Troop 535 Election

The Lau-in-nih Chapter presided over a recent election at Troop 535 in Loganville.

Joe and Drew count the votes.

Even Nate made an appearance!

Troop 535 was a great group of scouts and adults.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

More info:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Eagle Head Necklace

Here is the latest regalia: an eagle head necklace with two buffalo teeth and assorted bone/stone beads.

The eagle head is in honor of my Wood Badge patrol (plus I'm an Eagle Scout) and the buffalo teeth are in honor of my scout troop (where I am the new Scoutmaster).  The regalia will be worn at Order of the Arrow events (where I am a Brotherhood member).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October Service Project

The Lau-in-nih brothers performed some cheerful service today for the church where we meet.  Their dumpster corral was literally falling apart.  We fixed it real purty.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Troop Election

On October 23, the newly elected Mowogo Lodge Chief and Lau-in-nih Chapter's Vice Chief of Membership (VCM) participated in an election for troop 522.

The Mowogo brothers gave a short presentation and showed a video that introduced the OA.

After the voting, the VCM counted the secret ballots and rendered his verdict to the troop's adult leaders.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Troop 50 OA Opportunities for 2012

Troop 50 OA Opportunities for 2012

What: Service Project
Where: Snellville First Baptist
When: Oct 27
Start at 9:00 AM.  We will be repairing the dumpster corral.  Lotsa fun work with power tools.
If you have this, please bring: hand saw, pry bar, cordless drill, safety glasses, gloves, water

What: Lodge Leadership Development Conference (LLDC)
Where: To be decided
When: Nov 2-4
More information to follow.  Contact Drew Kulp or Joe Odum for details.

What: November Meeting
Where: Snellville First Baptist
When: Nov 8
Meet at 7:00 PM as usual.

What: Fall Camporee
Where: Scoutland
When: Nov 9-11
Troop 50 will not be at the Fall Camporee this year, but individual brothers are welcome to attend with the Chapter.
We will be judges for Punkin Chunkin.

What: Bike Rodeo
Where: Cannon UMC
When: Nov 10
Help run bike stations and perform bike repairs.

What: Christmas Banquet
Where: UGA
When: Dec 1
Sign up at the lodge web site.  Round-trip transportation available for $10.  Contact Jeff Lee for more info.

What: Tap Out at Yule Log
Where: Scoutland
When: Dec 7
We will have a tap out after the 9PM SPL-SM meeting.

What: December Meeting
Where: Scoutland
When: Dec 8
Meet at the dining hall at noon for lunch.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Upcoming Events - October and December 2012

This is from the Lau-in-nih chapter adviser.

There is a lot going on over the next few months.  The Chapter needs your help to meet the requirements for Journey to Excellence Gold Level.

10/11/2012 7:00pm Meeting at Snellville First Baptist.  Plan for upcoming events and elections.

10/12-14/2012 Family Camping at CRM.  Kaeden Carter will be coordinating our assistance with this event.

10/27/2012  Service Project Snellville First Baptist Church.  More to follow.

12/1/2012  Christmas Banquet at UGA.  Come and share the past year with the Chapter.  The Troop 500 bus will be runnning.  Please let Jeff Lee know if you need a ride and sign on the Lodge's website for the event.

12/8/2012 Meeting 12 noon at Scoutland Dining Hall during Yule Log.

Encourage those that have not gotten around to paying dues to help us get over the top.

We have Chapter t-shirts based on the design approved by the Chapter in some sizes available for $15 at the Chapter meeting.

We also have a limited supply of Lau-in-nih Brotherhood patches which were the inspiration for the back of our new TShirts for $5.  When they are gone, they are history.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Dates for October and November

This is from the Lau-in-nih chapter adviser.


We need to change the dates of our meetings in October and November due to changes in event dates.

We will meet:

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00pm at Snellville First Baptist Church.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:00pm at Snellville First Baptist Church.

Roundtable starts at 7:30 so adults, bring your scouts to the chapter meeting and at 7:30 go to roundtable.  We plan to close the chapter meeting by 8:30pm.

Please plan to assist with the Chapter's service project October 27th at Snellville First Baptist Church.  We will be replacing the dumpster enclosure for the church.  More detail to follow.  Please contact Joe Odom or Roger Kurth with questions.


Mowogo Lodge
Northeast Georgia Council #101, Boy Scouts Of America

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mowogo Pow Wow 2012

The 2012 Mowogo lodge pow wow was great!  We had excellent weather, lots of fun and competition, and the food did not kill us.  Here are some pictures.

(If any of this interests you, find an OA brother, and we'll tell you all about it.)


At our chapter meetings, we discuss upcoming events and hone our skills through games and practice.

Dance practice with Mr Mark.

Dance practice.

Drum practice.

New drummers.

Lodge chief Alex leading drum practice.

Even old people can drum.  Can you believe it?