OA Lodge Leadership

The Tetonwana Lodge is a youth-run organization, and is a part of the Boy Scouts of America. There are six leadership positions in the Tetonwana Lodge - each held by Arrowmen who are under the age of 21. These positions are Lodge Chief, Lodge Vice Chief of Service, Lodge Vice Chief of Activities, Lodge Vice Chief of Inductions, Lodge Secretary, and Lodge Treasurer.

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RESPONSIBILITIES OF LODGE OFFICERS - 2018

Lodge Chief - Tony - Iyatonka Chapter
-Presides over all meetings of the Lodge Executive Committee 
-Has a working knowledge of the Lodge Program
-Promotes Chapter involvement and support to the Lodge program 
-Works closely with the Lodge Adviser and Lodge Staff Adviser 
-Appoints chairmen of the Lodge operating committees
-Directs and advises conclave and other committee chairmen
-Serves on the Section Council of Chiefs
-Oversees all Lodge positions with the Lodge Adviser
-Motivates and inspires others through example

Lodge Vice Chief - Service - Anthony - Blaknik Chapter
-Voting member of the Lodge Executive Committee
-Chairman of the Lodge Service Committee
-Oversee lodge service projects including Conclaves and One Day of Service 
-Motivates and inspires others through example

Lodge Vice Chief - Activities - Nathan - Iyatonka Chapter
-Voting member of the Lodge Executive Committee
-Chairman of the Lodge Activities Committee; conducts and administers the other lodge events, including the Winter Banquet, LLD, and Fall Fellowship.
- Coordinate fellowship activities at both the Spring and Fall Conclaves
-Motivates and inspires others through example

Lodge Vice Chief - Inductions - Riley - Blaknik Chapter
-Voting member of the Lodge Executive Committee
-Chairman of the Lodge Inductions Committee
-Directs and promotes the Unit Elections Campaign for the Lodge
-Sees that membership cards are issued

Lodge Secretary - Christopher - Iyatonka Chapter
-Voting member of the Lodge Executive Committee
-Chairman of the Lodge Communications Committee
-Serves as editor of the newsletter- "Turtle Talk"
-Responsible for the minutes of Lodge Executive Committee meetings
-Motivates and inspires others   through example

Lodge Treasurer - Charles - Allohak Chapter
-Voting member of the Lodge Executive Committee
-Chairman of the Lodge Finance Committee
-Operates and maintains the Lodge Trading Post
-Handles finances of the lodge with the Lodge Adviser
-Motivates and inspires others through example

LODGE LEADERSHIP IS DETERMINED BY ELECTION

Tetonwana Lodge holds it’s annual officer elections as a part of the annual banquet each year in early January.  Any Arrowman is eligible to run for one of the Lodge offices.

There are only a few requirements for being a lodge officer. First, the Arrowman must be a youth. This means that from the time he is elected to the time his term ends, the Arrowman must be under twenty-one years of age. Other than that, the only other requirement is that the Scout is an Arrowman. It doesn't matter whether he is an Ordeal, Brotherhood, or Vigil Honor member. Of course, its recommended that anyone seeking any of these positions have a good functional knowledge of the ins and outs of the workings of the Lodge. It’s not necessary, but it’s always good for one to know what is happening before you dive into something.

Anyone interested in running for any of the Lodge offices, is required to express interest in doing so by written notification to run for office by the annual banquet, which must be given to the Lodge Chief, Lodge Adviser, or the election committee. Potential candidates should all discuss their intentions with their Chapter Adviser and/or Scoutmaster.

Finally, if anyone wants to become involved in the Lodge but doesn’t want to bear all the responsibilities that a lodge officer has, they can always become involved in one of the lodge committees. Committee chairmen are constantly looking for committee members to help them. Good people are also encouraged to consider becoming a committee chair themselves.

The bottom line is that there are plenty of leadership opportunities for anyone interested in becoming involved in the lodge. All one has to do is to speak up.