Meet your 2018 Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge Officers
AJ Hagerman - Lodge Chief
Alexander James Hagerman is an Eagle Scout from Troop 293. He joined the OA in 2014, and is a Vigil Honor member. AJ has served as the 2016 Trading Post Chairman, 2016 Atohuna Chapter Chief, 2017 Fall Fellowship Chairman, 2017 Atohuna Chapter Vice Chief of Ceremonies, and various roles in his troop. AJ is a Junior at Lebanon High School, and enjoys traveling around the country as he prepares for West Point Academy.
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To my brothers in the Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge,
It has been an honor to represent you and the entirety of the youth in the Middle Tennessee Council this year as your lodge chief. It has been an amazing year for us. Hosting the SR-6 Conclave, getting one of our own members elected to the vice chief of the section, attaining 1000 members, and improving chapters across the board are just some of the achievements that have been accomplished by the Lodge Executive Committee. The team that we built and maintained functioned excellently, proving once again that the Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge is a top-tier lodge. As this year comes to a close and the 2018 Lodge Officers that we elected at Fall Fellowship begin to transition into their terms, I have full faith that this new team of officers, with the help, guidance, and experience of their advisers, will continue to improve our program and build upon this year’s achievements.
Read more: Brent West - Letter to the Lodge
The 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be held July 30 - August 4, 2018 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While it is difficult to describe exactly what a NOAC is, it can be summed up as one of the greatest OA experiences you can possibly have. NOAC is packed with fun, fellowship, and food of every variety. The Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge will be taking a contingent with a limited number of youth and adult positions.
The youth contingent fee is is $595 and the adult contingent fee is $695. In addition to the NOAC registration fee (which includes accommodations and all meals during the conference), the contingent fees also include:
- Luxury bus transportation to and from NOAC
- In-transit meals
- Contingent merchandise including t-shirts
- Contingent hat
- Contingent patches
- Contingent sling bag
- Name tag
- Themed items to be used at NOAC
The youth to adult ratio of participants if 3 to 1 and is strictly enforced. Youth participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Adults will be selected based upon contingent need. A $100 deposit is required to request a spot in the Wa-Hi-Nasa NOAC ‘18 contingent which can be paid HERE. Deposits are requested by November 15, 2017.
Contingent applicants will be notified of acceptance / non-acceptance by December 31, 2017. Half of the remaining contingent fee will be due on February 15, 2018 and the remainder of the contingent fee is due by May 15, 2018.
Read more: NOAC 2018
Get ready for the biggest and grandest event hosted by the Wa-Hi-Nasa lodge of the year: Winter Camp and the Chocolate factory! Our dear friend Willy Wonka has agreed to open his world-renowned chocolate factory for 5 days of fun, fellowship, and advancement right here at Boxwell Scout Reservation! We have all kinds of fun planned for you such as games, movies, cook-offs, two campfires and a phenomenal fireworks display. Also, being offered at Winter Camp as a once in a life time merit badge is the Chocolatier merit badge, where scouts will have the opportunity to learn how chocolate is made, eaten around the world, and will be able to create their very own chocolate delicacies to keep!
Come cool off and have the sugar rush of a lifetime with us at Winter Camp 2017!
The Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge has several awards to recognize the hard work Arrowmen do for our Lodge. All of the nominations come from other Arrowmen and are presented at Fall Fellowship or Winter Banquet. Nominate someoen for one of these awards today.
Josh Sain Memorial Award -- The Josh Sain Memorial Award, previously known as the Allogagon, is presented for exceptional service to the Lodge. It was named in memory of former Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge Chief Josh Sain who was tragically killed in 1997 while serving as the Order's National Vice Chief. This nomination is due by October 1st.
Unsung Arrowman -- The Unsung Arrowman Award is presented to a youth member of Lodge who has gratefully given up their time and efforts without ever holding a lodge position. This member will have attended 80% of Wa-Hi-Nasa’s lodge events for the past two years. This nomination is due by October 1st.
Tom Parker Memorial Award for Excellence in Camp Promotions -- This award is presented a member for excellent contribution to the camp promotions program on the chapter or council level. This nomination is due by October 1st.
James E. West Award -- The James E. West Fellowship is bestowed to members of the lodge for exceptional and continued service to the lodge and council. Recipients of this award will have a special contribution to the Middle Tennessee Council’s Endowment fund in the name of the recipient. Any member of the lodge is eligible for this award.
Excellence in Ceremonies -- This award is presented to a youth who demonstrates excellence as a ceremonialist through regular service at district and lodge events. This nomination is due by October 1st.
Excellence in American Indian Events -- This award recognizes youth that have progressed the American Indian Events program within his district or in his lodge. This nomination is due by October 1st.
Almost 200 Arrowmen from the Wa-Hi-NAsa lodge came together September 15-17 at Boxwell Scout Reservation for Fall Fallowship 2017 - The Highland Games. From bagpipes Friday night, the Highland Games and other activities on Saturday, to Lodge elections on Sunday, it was a jam packed weekend of FUN. Thank you Kevin Miller for putting together this video of the weekend.
Photos from Fall Fellowship 2017
WELCOME TO THE WA-HI-NASA LODGE
You have completed your Ordeal... became a full member of our lodge...What is Next?
Do you know what chapter you are in and when they meet? Here is more chapter information. Check the Calendar for all the upcoming events and register for them here.
Start HERE with the OA Jumpstart, you will need your OA handbook to get in. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, twitter and more. See photos from past events here.
Other Order of the Arrow Events
OAU - Order of the Arrow University - A weekend of learning more about the OA.
Section Conclave - All 9 Lodges of the Southern Region 6 get together for a weekend of learning and competition.
June Induction Weekend - You can serve by being an Elangomat, joining a ceremony team, working on a member crew and there are PLENTY of other opportunities.
Summer Camp Cracker Barrels - Every Wednesday night at the OA lodge, OA members can come for fun fellowship and ICE CREAM!!!
August Induction Weekend - You can serve by being an Elangomat, joining a ceremony team, working on a member crew and there are PLENTY of other opportunities.
Fall Fellowship - This weekend is all about FUN and Fellowship.
Winter Banquet - This is where we recognize all the hard work people have put in for our Lodge and Council.
Winter Camp - Between Christmas and New Year's, the OA puts on a camp like no other.
NOAC - National Order of the Arrow Conference - Generally held every 2 years, Lodges from across the country get together for a week of learning, leadership and FUN events.
Details for events are posted on the website and social media. Registration links are available at http://www.wa-hi-nasa.org/register.
Would like to serve on a lodge committee? Please let us know let us know what you would like to do. We need help in many differnet areas and we can find one just right for you.