John M. Johnson (1945-2017)

by Chris Brightwell on May 29, 2017

John Johnson (1945-2017)

Brother Johnny Johnson passed away Saturday, May 27th, after a lengthy illness. He was a charter member of Coosa Lodge and prior to that had been a member of several lodges due to his travels with the military. Among them were Kaskanampo, Echeconnee, Black Eagle, and Gamenowinink. He kept his Vigil with Kaskanampo Lodge in 1986, where he received the name “Nuwingi”, or “Willing One.”

Johnny a regular visitor at most Coosa Lodge events and helped with the consolidation of three lodges to form Coosa. He lived in Harvest, AL and was a member of Kaskanampo Chapter.

Johnny was nationally known in patch collecting circles and could name any lodge by name or number. He could also tell you when the lodge formed by year and what lodges, if any composed its formation. He gladly handed out patches and advice to help collectors far and wide and was active in the hobby up to his passing.

Johnny was a veteran of the US Air Force and married to his wife of many years, Nancy. He also had two children with one son serving in the Army at present. Please keep Johnny and his family in your prayers. His presence and fellowship will be sorely missed. He was greatly loved by those who knew him.

We’ll share information on funeral or memorial services as so as we know something.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Spry Funeral Home in Huntsville. Visitation will be Monday, June 5, 2017 from 3 to 4 pm with a memorial service following at 4:00 in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Greater Alabama Council for Coosa Lodge campership funds to help send young men to summer camp.

Spring Induction Weekend is almost here!

by Chris Brightwell on May 1, 2017

Our first induction weekend of the year is almost here! Join us this weekend (May 5-7) at Camp Comer for a weekend full of cheerful service as we induct more than a hundred new members into Coosa Lodge and the Order of the Arrow.

If you’ve been a new Ordeal member for 10 months or more, it’s time to seal your membership by attaining Brotherhood! Just talk to the friendly check-in staff when you arrive at camp for more info!

If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve the lodge, we need a few good elangomats! Get to camp a little bit early (5 PM on Friday) and talk to check-in staff, a Key 3 member, or the Vice-Chief of Inductions for more info.

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Extended Early-Bird Deadline for SR-9 Heartland Gathering!

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The 2017 SR-9 Heartland Gathering (aka Conclave) is just around the corner! If you haven’t signed up, the early-bird deadline is almost here. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest Conclave events in the country! Mark your calendars for April 21-23, 2017! We’ll be at Camp Lumpkin, near LaGrange, Georgia, which is home to Chattahoochee Lodge. […]

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Camp Jack Wright Hawk Day

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Reminder! Heartland Gathering Deadlines

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Just a quick reminder on Heartland Gathering as we’re preparing for Spring Pow-Wow … Coosa Lodge Memorabilia Orders are due by March 10th! Click here for Coosa Lodge memorabilia orders. Early-bird registration closes on March 28th! After that date, the section late fee will be applied. Click here to register on-line. For all of the […]

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