Ordeal in 1 week; 3 weeks ’til Fall Fellowship!

by Chris Brightwell on September 12, 2014


It’s that time of year again! The Coosa Lodge calendar is quickly winding down.

The final Ordeal weekend of 2014 will be NEXT WEEKEND, September 19-21, at Camp Westmoreland (520 Westmoreland Rd., Florence, AL). As always, registration opens at about 5 PM and the Ordeal is set to start at around 8 PM.

Ordeal Candidates can pre-register online (click here to go to the online registration form), then head over to our “Ordeal Info” page to get all of the information you need for your Ordeal. If you have a conflict with football or marching band, we can work with you for a late arrival. If you will be arriving late, please let us know when we can expect you.

Once the Ordeal is wrapped up, we’re running full steam ahead into the 2014 Coosa Lodge Fall Fellowship, scheduled October 2-4 at Camp Sequoyah (4907 County Road 11, Delta, AL). We’ll have a ton of info on this as we get closer, but you can pre-register online (Click here to register online!) and plan to join us for a great weekend of fun and fellowship!

And finally, underneath all of this, the long march to NOAC continues! We’re 324 days from the Centennial National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. We’re taking 200+ Coosa Lodge members to join the 10,000+ Arrowmen who will be on-site for this once-in-a-lifetime event. You can sign up for NOAC online (Click here for NOAC registration!) or in-person at any of our upcoming events.

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Tightly Bound In Brotherhood, We Help One Another.

by Chris Brightwell on August 19, 2014

Coosa Lodge member and Kitchen Crew member extraordinaire, Mike Findlay, is currently trying to raise funds to help buy a wheelchair-accessible van for his son.

Sam Findlay, who himself was recently inducted into Coosa Lodge, lives with Cerebral Palsy and a host of other problems.

Mike’s goal is to raise some or all of the $60,000 needed to buy the van. How fitting would it be that we would bind together as Brothers and support one another. Please share this with as many Brothers and friends as you can.

You can follow the fundraising story and maybe chip in a few dollars over on their GoFundMe project page by clicking here: http://www.gofundme.com/d38uj4

Michael Findlay helps his son, Sam, navigate the Ordeal Ceremony at Camp Sequoyah. (Photo: Jana Mayhall)

Michael Findlay helps his son, Sam, navigate the Ordeal Ceremony at Camp Sequoyah on May 17, 2014. (Photo: Jana Mayhall)


NOAC registration and fundraisers are online!

August 19, 2014

We just updated our NOAC info page with online registration and added an online fundraising page. This means that you can now pay your NOAC deposit and be one of the 200+ Coosa Lodge members in attendance at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference. Click here for NOAC info and online registration. Click […]

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Two Ordeals down, one to go!

August 18, 2014

This past weekend, Coosa came together for the first time this fall and got down to doing what the Order does best – cheerful service! As things got underway Friday night, we prepared to induct 136 new members. Come Saturday, clans worked hard to prepare Camp Comer for the fall Scouting season, making sure it’s […]

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1 Day ’til August Ordeal at Camp Comer

August 14, 2014

We’re just one day away from our second Ordeal weekend of 2014, happening tomorrow night at Comer Scout Reservation near Mentone, AL. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know. The Ordeal is this weekend (August 15-17) at Comer Scout Reservation near Mentone, AL. The weather (via The Weather Channel) will be warm […]

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NOAC Registration + Fundraising

August 13, 2014

NOAC registration opens this weekend! The 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference (aka “NOAC”) is August 3-7, 2015 — less than a year from now! — on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. We have committed to taking 200 people, and your first chance to sign up is this weekend! […]

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