Hawk Day is coming up! Can we see you there?

by Dylan Clark on October 30, 2013

Just over a week away on next Saturday will be a day where Coosa devotes itself to one of the main aspects of the Order of the Arrow – Service. As some of you are aware, these days have come to be called Hawk Days. So find a pair of gloves, some tools, and let’s get to some cheerful service at Camp Jack Wright!

Saturday, November 9th starting at 8:00 am and ending at 4 pm, Arrowmen from around the lodge will come together and work throughout the day on various projects to better the camp – such as improving the council ring and cleaning campsites.  There is no cost for attendance, but do remember to bring a water bottle for the day, and lunch will be provided. Arrive at the front gate to Tannehill State Park and tell the attendant that you’re there for the Boy Scout workday.  They should let you through without paying the park fee. the If you don’t know where to find Camp Jack Wright, here’s a map to camp via Google Maps.

The Camp Jack Wright Committee has appreciated all that the lodge has done in the past, and they’re eager to see what we can pull off this time!  For those coming, please bring any rakes, shovels, or weed-eaters if you have any which will be needed as part of putting in a water line and trimming some of the surrounding vegetation. This is a great opportunity for cheerful service upon which our Order was founded. Plus, for those Arrowmen in attendance, there’ll be a chance to buy a Coosa Lodge service flap! If you plan to attend this Hawk Day, please email Mr. Julian Simmons (nitis@aol.com).

Also on Saturday November 9th will be a preparation day for the next weekend’s Ordeal at Camp Jackson (Nov. 15-17), so if you’d like to help out with the Coosa Cook Crew and getting started on repairing that camp, head on up to Scottsboro!

We’ll have more information out soon, but in the mean time, keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for any additional updates. Just one last quick reminder, for those of you who are lodge officers, don’t forget Lodge Leadership Development Retreat is this weekend at Camp Sumatanga – keep an eye out for e-mails concerning the event. If you know you’re a committee chairman, Chapter Chief, or other lodge officer and haven’t received any information, contact webmaster@coosa50.org and we’ll try to get things sorted out.

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