Events & News


May 21, 2016 Beaver Day At Camp TriMount


BEAVER DAY
at Camp Tri-Mount


Brother Arrowmen - Help get Camp Tri-Mount ready for SUMMER CAMP!
 
ALL TALENTS NEEDED!

 

 
June 3 to June 5, 2016 Spring Service Weekend


HALF MOON LODGE SPRING SERVICE WEEKEND




VOLUNTEER AT THE SPRING SERVICE WEEKEND!

Your help is needed to get the camp ready for Summer Resident Camp!

Friday registration 6:00pm – 7:45pm

  • Ordeal candidates must be on time and ready for a night out (pack your uniform)
  • Class A uniform is required for Saturday Dinner, all ceremonies, Sunday meeting
  • Friday night Cracker Barrel is at 10 pm so plan accordingly
  • Bring work clothes for camp service project (ie: boots, work gloves)
  • Sunday Departure is after Lodge Meeting (approximately 11:30 am)
  • Nominations for the Vigil Honor are accepted at this weekend


Lodge Officer elections will be held Sunday morning.

NOTE: If interested in running for a Lodge Office, a Half Moon Lodge #28 Candidacy Petition should be completed and delivered to the Lodge Adviser by DINNER on Saturday night. Download and complete (with all required signatures) the Half Moon Lodge Candidacy Petition form .


Cost for Arrowmen to attend this event is $20 (increases to $40 after May 27th). 

The cost for newly elected Ordeal Candidates is $50 

The cost for Brotherhood Candidates is $50 (increases to $70 after May 27th). 

FREE to GOLDEN ARROW members! 


To register for the Spring Service Weekend - Download, complete and return the Half Moon Lodge Event Form. Remember event registration form MUST be returned by May 27, 2016.

IF AN ARROWMAN FAILS TO REGISTER BEFORE MAY 27, 2016, THEY WILL BE CONSIDERED A WALK-IN PARTICIPANT AND THE BASIC FEE INCREASES BY $20 TO $40.

All participants must bring a current copy of their Annual Health and Medical Record to this event. 

Vigil nominations are accepted this weekend. Download the Vigil Nomination Form .


 
June 10 to 11, 2016 - Section NE-2A Conclave

SECTION NE-2A CONCLAVE


"Centuries of Cinema"
Hosted by the Owaneco Lodge


Next to a Jamboree and a National Order of the Arrow Conference a Section Conclave is the largest inter-council event in the Boy Scouts of America. Conclave is the annual gathering of the six lodges in Section NE-2A. It offers fun, fellowship, training, patch trading, awesome food and much, much more! Here you can find all of the information about the incredible program that is Conclave.

When: June 10-12, 2016

Where: Camp Sequassen 791 West Hill Road New Hartford, CT 06057

Theme: “Centuries of Cinema

Registration will be through the Section NE-2A webpage. YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT.








 
September 9-11, 2016 Fall Fwllowship Weekend

   

2016 HALF MOON LODGE FALL FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND


COME TO THE FALL FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND!


Friday registration 6:00pm – 7:45pm

  • Ordeal candidates must be on time and ready for a night out (pack your uniform)
  • Class A uniform is required for Saturday Dinner, all ceremonies, Sunday meeting
  • Friday night snack is at about 9 PM so plan accordingly
  • Silent Auction
  • Trading Post Open ( Hats, belts, patches and more! )
  • Bring work clothes for camp service project (ie: boots, work gloves) [Limited Service project anticipated]
  • Fun Sessions and Lots of Great Food throughout the weekend
  • Sunday Departure is after Lodge Meeting (approx 11am)


Cost for Arrowmen to attend this event is only $20   (increases to $40 after Sept 2)

The cost for newly elected Ordeal Candidates is only $50

The cost for Brotherhood Candidates is only $50   (increases to $70 after Sept 2)

GOLDEN ARROW PARTICIPANT is FREE

(Golden Arrow Brotherhood Candidates the cost is $30, Golden Arrow Vigil Candidates the cost is $45)

Download, complete and return the 2016 Half Moon Lodge Event Form. Please return the event registration form by September 5, 2014.

Alternately the following forms can be used:

Fall Weekend Ordeal Candidate Registration Form

or

Participant / Brotherhood Conversion Fall Registration Form

All participants much bring a current copy of their Annual Health and Medical Record to this event.


Come join your fellow Arrowmen at a Fun Filled Week End at the beautiful Camp Tri-Mount.

 This is the LAST opportunity this year for those that have been elected as ORDEAL CANDIDATES.

  Also this is the LAST chance this year for our ordeal brothers to seal their membership in BROTHERHOOD!

  Our NEW VIGIL HONOR MEMBERS will be introduced at breakfast on Saturday

 


 
October 2015

  
FALL FAMILY FUN DAY & WEBELOS WOODS

at Camp Tri-Mount


This all day event is held annually at Tri-Mount Scout Reservation this event helps showcase what Tri-Mount and Scouting has to offer.

Use your talents to assist the Council by volunteering and adding energy and fun at this event.




 
LOCK IN December 29: 6 PM to December 30: 6 AM (2015)


The OA Lockdown is a night spent having fun, food and fellowship.

Plan on a night filled with games, movies, pizza at midnight, snacks, and soda till the wee hours of the morning. Bring your sleeping gear just in case you decide to catch some Z’s before heading home.

Cost is only $20 for Arrowmen to attend this event.

The 2015 Half Moon Lodge #28 Lock In will be held a MAC Fitness in Kingston. 

FREE to GOLDEN ARROW brothers.

To register for the 2014 Half Moon Lodge #28 Lock-In please download and complete the 2015 Lock-In form.
Reservations are due to the Rip Van Winkle Council office by 12 noon on December 23, 2015. 

Late registrations (after 12 noon on December 23) will incur the LATE registration fee of $25. PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE THE DEADLINE !!



 
January 2016 Winter Family Banquet



2016 HALF MOON LODGE WINTER FAMILY BANQUET

January 2016

The OA Family Winter Banquet is a family event that is a time for families to gather and enjoy the fellowship of the OA and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments. The Banquet is held at the
  • Silent auction (What BIG TICKET ITEM WILL THERE BE THIS YEAR?)
  • The Year in Review
  • Cheerful Service Award
  • Brother of the Year Award
  • Founder’s Award
  • OA High Adventure opportunities
  • Initial Section NE-2A 2016 Conclave info 


Cost is only per person and your family is invited to attend along with you.

Download the 2016 WINTER FAMILY BANQUET form here

FREE to GOLDEN ARROW members

Remember this evening is FOR THE FAMILY!

See you all at the Banquet! 

 

 
March 2016 Scout Show


RVW COUNCIL SCOUT SHOW
at the Hudson Valley Mall


SAVE THE DATE: March  2016

Join all the participating units of the Rip Van Winkle Council at the COUNCIL SCOUT SHOW. A great day for the Rip Van Winkle Council to show what Scouting has to offer to the youth of Ulster and Greene Counties!


 
March 2016 National Leadership Seminar

 
2016 NLS & NLATS
TRAINING
 
National Leadership Seminar (NLS) 
 

Notable Quotes
"I really enjoyed the weekend and would rate it among the top three Boy Scout/OA experiences I have had in the past seven years. I enjoyed meeting and working with some of the best Arrowmen in NE Region has to offer. I truly believe this training was helpful and can help me to better serve my troop, lodge, council and community. Thanks for a great weekend." - A youth participant

"The NLS is an experience in my life that I will truly never forget. The outstanding leadership and abundant material really helped me learn. Meeting the national officers (and possibly future leaders of America) really motivated me." -A youth participant

Purpose
The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend format is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and Junior Leadership Training Programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in their lodge, council, and community.

Who Should Attend?
It is recommended that youth participants be at least 15 years of age or a lodge officer. Completion of the Lodge Leadership Development Course is desirable. The seminar is an intensive experience in learning about the nature of leadership and practicing some of the skills that a leader uses. While it is designed to be fun, the course challenges participants mentally as well. Participants should be developmentally, physically, and mentally prepared to actively engage in an exhausting, invigorating weekend.

For more information visit the Northeast Region OA webpage

 

National Lodge Advisers Training Seminar (NLATS)

 

Purpose
The National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS) is a weekend conference focusing on the skills and attributes of effective lodge advisers. It is intended primarily to enhance an adviser's knowledge of and connectivity with the OA's strategic plan, program and resources, while emphasizing personal skills that are essential to the development of effective youth leadership and ultimately the OA's service to the council.

The National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS) is a brand new training program. This is the second time the seminar is being presented in the Northeast Region. It has been timed to coincide with the National Leadership Seminar also taking place at Alpine that same weekend. The NLATS is limited to 40 participants. For this seminar no more than two participants should register from any council. The course is designed for one-time participation. Repeat participation is not encouraged.

Who Should Attend?
It is recommended that participants be lodge advisers or staff advisers and those with lodge adviser potential, as approved by the local council Scout executive. Prior completion of a Lodge Leader Development Program and the National Leadership Seminar are desirable. The NLATS is an intensive experience in learning about the nature of lodge program, delivery of service to the council, and development of youth leadership necessary to both. While it is designed to be fun, the course is mentally challenging as well. Participants should be open to learning and prepared to actively engage in an invigorating weekend.

For more information visit the Northeast Region OA webpage

 


 

 
March 2016 Lodge Leadership Development


2016 LODGE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / REGALIA DAY 


March  2016

Join us on March 14th for the day. At morning session, Arrowmen will participate in fun sessions that will help deliver a quality scouting program. After lunch, hands on sessions will cover Lodge Regalia. What you make you take!



 


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