The Cyber Nendawen
Klahican Lodge 331


AUGUST, 1999

VOLUME v____________________________________________________AUGUST, 1999
The "Nendawen" (Torch Bearer) is the official publication of  KLAHICAN
LODGE, 331, Order of  the Arrow, B.S.A. It is published periodically to
share information that is related to Scouting  and / or the Order of the
Arrow. To Submit  articles, artwork, or announcements, call any  staff 
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MENTOR: Jim Taylor,  686-7060,  PUBLICATIONS  ADVISOR: Roy E. Risley, 
686-9866,  ASST. ADVISOR: Bill Miller, 686-1137,           
LODGE CHIEF: Nathan Finnin- PROFESSIONAL  ADVISOR: Patrick Boykin,
395-1100 -LODGE ADVISOR: Jim Strawbridge


August 20-21     OA workday at Camp Bowers*-bring your tools / food
August  24    Coastal Chapter Meeting-7 pm-First Baptist Activity Ctr.
September 17-19   Fall Ordeal & Brotherhood at Camp Bowers*
October 8-9     OA workday at Camp Bowers*-Conclave 2000 preparations
October 22-23    OA workday, Council of Chiefs meeting at Camp Bowers
November 12     Annual Lodge Banquet-National OA Chief, guest speaker
November 13    OA workday at Camp Bowers*-bring your tools / food

         All Chapters should have their meeting dates & places here
  *Lodge will provide drinks

This issue of the Nendawen is dedicated to the loving memory of Lewis
Thomas (Tom) Hunter
July 20, 1924 - June 10, 1999


Well it is time to go back to school already. Summer break seems
to be
getting shorter every year. By the time you read this I will be back
from the National Leadership Summit in Colorado.  Patrick Boykin, Mr.
Strawbridge (OFC) and myself hope that we can bring back some useful
ideas that we can implement into our lodge leadership. 
The Section Officer Retreat went "swell". All I heard from
there was how anxious they are to come to Camp Bowers. We are known as
the "friendly lodge" in the section. Everyone in the other five lodges
in the Section speak highly of us!  In order to keep this belief in
their minds we are going to have to work extra hard to ensure that "OUR"
conclave is a success. Nathan Finnin, 2000 Conclave Chairman, is very
pleased with the improvements that were made at camp at the last Beaver
Day. There are plenty more of these days on the lodge calendar, so
please make it a point and come to them! Cheerful service at Camp Bowers
is very rewarding, and not to mention you get to spend a whole day with
me. That should be rewarding enough as it is!!! 
Since I mentioned Conclave 2000, I might as well talk about it
more. This is the single most important thing that is going to happen
within our lodge in the next six years. Knowing that should be enough to
make you want to be apart of it. If you aren't as active as you would
like to be, give Nathan Finnin a call and ask him which committee your
skills would best aid. 
I have some good news. I received word that the life member
have been ordered. Now, if you are a life member "remind" Mr. Taylor to
give you your patches as soon as they arrive!  From what I have heard,
they are going to look awesome. Life membership is only $100, incase you
were wondering or weren't even aware that there was a such thing.  Well
my time is up for this column. I look forward to seeing you at our next
Beaver Day in August, and of course the Fall Fellowship in September.
Take it easy and "keep on scouting". 

Yes, one other thing...."I'm a Youth forever, OFC never!!!" 
Yours in WWW,  Kevin Anderson  SR-7B Chief 
A loyal Scout goes home...
The Scouting community in the Cape Fear Council lost a brave, loyal and
dedicated Scouter as, Lewis Thomas (Tom) Hunter passed from this life on
June 10, 1999. A dignified and fitting memorial service held at Wesley
Memorial United Methodist Church was attended by hundreds of guests
including a score of Scouting dignitaries. Scout Troop 226 was in full
attendance to help celebrate the life of a very special man.  Dr. Sam D.
McMillian presided over a service which was accented by the music by
Bagpiper, Kirk Rose. Tom was remembered as an Outdoorsman, a Scouter, an
Artist, and a Woodworker. His career in Scouting spanned more than 60
years as an Eagle Scout, a recipient of the Silver Beaver, The Cross and
Flame Award and The Order of the Bagpiper.
He was a Wood Badge Staff member, as well as a Vigil Honor member of
Klahican Lodge 331.

We take this moment to salute Tom's splendid life and his example to
youth. We will remember him for his strength of character, his
dedication, and his quiet good humor. He will be sorely missed.
Lodge Advisor's Corner
Jim Strawbridge   
I have just returned from the Northern Tier National High
base in Ely, Minnesota. What an awesome program they have put together
up there. I would highly recommend that for a summer trek by your
In other news, there apparently was some confusion on the
Conclave 2000
weekend dates.  Let me set everyone straight on that.  The correct
weekend for our conclave is April 14-16, 2000.  That is the official
date as set forth on the regional calendar, and is the date we will
honor.  Let no one tell you any differently. Regarding conclave, there
are still many empty slots open for you participation.  Please contact
Nathan Finnin or John Fort and let them know where YOU want to be for
that weekend.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  Summer camp
tapouts are
now completed, and it is time for us to begin work on the September
ordeal for these new candidates. Please call one of your lodge officers
and let them know what you want to do that weekend.  We need everyone to
help and there is a slot for you.
I am attending the National OA Summit in Colorado from July 31st
August 3rd.  That is where the new long range plan will be rolled out to
all the lodges, and where any new policy changes will be addressed. I am
looking forward to it, and will give a complete report after I return.
In my new job in the Southern Region, I will be attending all of
NLS sites. This is truly the top of the line as far as training goes in
our order.  If you haven't attended an NLS yet, you should make plans to
attend the next one in Wirtz, Virginia on September 10-12th.  Cost is
$90.  Youth have to be at least 15 years old OR a lodge officer. Slots
fill up quickly, so contact the scout office today.
The week prior to NLS in Virginia, I will be attending the
Region OA Gathering in Georgia. Region Chief John Isley will chair this
weekend session, where news from the summit will be distributed, and
discussions will center around Lodge Leadership Development, How to put
on a conclave, and other appropriate topics. Again, I will give a full
report to you when I have all the information.
The lodge is only as strong as you are.  Don't be the weak link
in our
bonds of brotherhood. Stay active and stay involved. Be part of the
solution and not part of the problem.  I look forward to seeing each of
you soon.
Jim Strawbridge, Lodge Advisor
   Klahican Lodge 331 has issued a RECALL on several of its' lodge
flaps.  It is felt that a large percentage of the flaps affected are
Ordeal & Brotherhood issues. The problem becomes obvious at Lodge
functions immediately following the receipt of the patch. A high
percentage of the Scouts and Scouters receiving the flap are never seen
at a Chapter or Lodge function again. 
It is felt that a large percentage of recipients of the Vigil
will be similarly affected, but the symptoms may not appear as rapidly.
If you feel your flap may be one of those affected, please bring
flap to any Lodge or Chapter function and have it checked out by a Lodge
Officer or by an active member.
There is the possibility that the problem is with the Scout or
and not the flap. You can remedy the situation by referring to the Lodge
or Council calendar and attending as many of the functions as you can
fit into your schedule. Look forward to seeing you soon ! JJJ
As Vice Chief of Ceremonies, I am worried about the lack of
dancers and
singers in the Lodge.
Ceremony teams are developing, and there are a few dedicated singers and
dancers, but not enough.
I know there is plenty of interest out there among the
membership, but
you Lodge needs you to step forward and give it a try.   WE NEED YOU !
At the last Conclave, we could have won HONOR LODGE with just a
more dancers.  As exciting as winning the SPIRIT AWARD was, winning
HONOR LODGE would have been spectacular!  We can do it...all it takes is a
little effort and initiative on your part.  Call me at 910/392-6888 to
discuss how easy and how much fun it is!    Think about it...get involved!
WWW, Brad Corpening, V-C Ceremonies
INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE from CyberSpace Dear Brothers, Hello I am in Australia now! I hope you are all having a great summer and I miss the lodge and everyone already. My time at camp this summer was great as always and many great young men were tapped out and will be inducted in September. Greetings to all and I am having a great time here down under. I would love to hear from everyone at Good luck Nathan. See you all in January. This past year has been great and I would like to thank everyone for all the great help and guidance I received. It has been fun. Yours in brotherhood, Tommy ============================ CONCLAVE 2000 UPDATE FELLOW ARROWMEN, I am truly excited about Conclave 2000. I know for certain that a lot of hard work has been poured into this event and a lot more will be before we are ready. Our June workday went over well, as we laid sod for the dance arbor, and installed a sprinkler to water it. The Conclave is going to take a mammoth effort by all of us. This event reflects our Lodge, and our Character! Our Lodge and our camp will be the object of attention of 1200 Delegates from throughout the northern part of North Carolina. We will be "on stage"! I hope to see all of you at the special workdays-please bring tools that you will need and your food for the day. The Lodge will provide drinks (and shade). We need you at the fellowships throughout the course of the next nine months. Our next workday will be at the Fall Ordeal-September 17-19, where we hope to get a lot accomplished. I want to thank all of you that have unselfishly given of your time tools and talent to bring us to this point. Let's all dedicate ourselves to pitch in and make this the best Conclave the Section has ever seen! In WWW, Nathan Finnin, Conclave Chairman ========================================================= Advisor's Corner Jay Corpening, Coastal Chapter Advisor Brothers, It is time to begin a new year, and each of you need to be involved. Chapter meetings resume on the 4th Tuesday of each month, starting August 24th at the First Baptist Activities Center, (Independence Drive at Canterbury Road) at 7 pm. Plan on arriving a few minutes early, so we may begin on time. Right away we will be planning for the Fall Camporee which we are hosting again. We will do some conclave planning at each meeting, and will have a variety of programs. Plus, you never can tell when hot dogs or ice cream may show up! Elections in the Chapter will be held in September, so the August meeting will be a good time to do some politicking if you are interested in running for a leadership position. Our Camporee staff needs your help in October. If you are interested in helping in putting in your share of Cheerful Service, contact Quinn Thomas or Brad Corpening to volunteer. You did a fantastic job last year, but we hope to have a bigger and better Camporee this year. Those of you who participated in Scout camp and High Adventure programs this summer lived up to your designation as "honor campers". For the rest of you...get busy! Make the commitment to be active in your troop, chapter and lodge this year. Make this the year you excell ! Remember, he who serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest. Yours in Service, J.Corpening ========================== HISTORY OF THE OA SASH by Devang Desai* Since its beginning in 1915, the Order of the Arrow has recognized its members with a visible sign of membership-the Order of the Arrow sash. Although times have changed, use of the OA sash has remained constant. According to the Order's fifth Vigil Honor member, Harry A. Yoder, in the early days of the Order the members wore black sashes with a white stripe running lengthwise instead of the white sash with the red arrow. The original sash was black because it offered a great contrast to the white bar and it blended well with the black ceremonial robes. (Yoder also served as a guide and guardian in the first OA ceremony, on July 16, 1915) Unlike our present three levels of membership, the Order of the Arrow originally had only two levels. The first level combined aspects of the present day Ordeal and Brotherhood memberships, while the second level was an early adaptation of the Vigil Honor. Sashes from this time period are rare to find and, though rumored to exist in private collections, no black sashes from that era have surfaced publicly. In 1915, the OA did not exist as a national organization, nor did it have lodges. The Order was referred to as "Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui," which means "brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service." During the early 1920's, the brothers gathered to establish and formalize the organization. The created the Unami Consititution, which laid out the Order's vision. It was at this time that the symbol of the Order was adopted-a white sash with a red arrow. In this era, Arrowmen who were Ordeal members wore a white sash with a red arrow over their right shoulder. Brotherhood members wore a white sash with a red arrow over their left shoulder. A brother in the Vigil Honor wore three sashes-one over the right shoulder, one over the left shoulder and one around the girth of his waist. There were no sashes for the Vigil Honor produced until 1933. Each OA lodge was responsible for producing its own sashes. The BSA Supply Division did not produce OA sashes. Lodges would generally make sashes out of felt with canvas or felt arrows. In 1927, the Supply Division began producing Ordeal sashes for the growing OA organization. Sash collectors have identified sashes from the 1920s by the thickness of the arrow's shaft. In 1933, the OA produced a Vigil sash. It was a white felt sash with no arrow on it. The felt sash had an oversized felt triangle with three felt arrows inside the triangle. (The earliest Vigil sash had three arrows pointing in a clockwise position.) A year later, an arrow was added to the Vigil sash. The sash was also made of a cloth backing on the felt which in turn would help preserve the felt. The next major change on the Vigil sash was the use of embroidered arrows in the oversized triangle instead of felt arrows. In addition, the backing was removed from the felt sash. Around 1946, OA cofounder Dr. E. Urner Goodman created a Vigil Honor sash for members of the national OA committee as a way of thanking them for their service. This limited-edition Vigil Honor sash had a white arrow on a red sash with white arrows inside the oversized felt Vigil triangle. This is part one of a two part series on the Order of the Arrow sash. Part two of this series will be included in a future issue of your Nendawen reprinted from the National Bulletin, Vol.LI, Issue 1, May,1999 ======================================== THE JOURNEY TO BROTHERHOOD In order to qualify as an Honor Lodge, Klahican must advance at least 30% of its eligible Ordeal membership to the Brotherhood each year. We just did make it this year. We must increase our Brotherhood membership and only those of you who are eligible can make it happen. Klahican Lodge will conduct a Brotherhood ceremony at the Fall Fellowship, Sept. 17-19, 1999. If you are satisfied that you are ready to seal your membership in the Order with the Brotherhood, please use the form on the back to notify the lodge secretary of your intention to attend. You may bring the form with you to the weekend. BROTHERHOOD MEMBERSHIP* From the beginning of the Order in 1915, all members have been equal. There are no ranks. An Ordeal member is entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership in the Order. Yet, so important is the induction sequence that the Order strengthened it by creating Brotherhood membership. It is an opportunity for members to evaluate their past service to Scouting and to the lodge since their Ordeal induction. Brotherhood membership is sought by Arrowmen seeking to reaffirm their belief in the high purposes of the Order. Before becoming a Brotherhood member, each Arrowman makes a special effort to serve his troop and to learn about the Order. Each Brotherhood member commits himself to even more service to Scouting through the Order.....Brotherhood membership marks the completion of your induction into the Order of the Arrow. After at least 10 months of active service you are eligible to seal your membership in the Brotherhood ceremony. You must meet five challenges before you can enter the Circle of the Brotherhood. When you are satisfied that you are meeting the first four, then complete the fifth challenge. 1. Memorize the signs of Arrow membership. Memorize the Obligation of the Order, which you received from Allowat Sakima (printed on the membership card). Also memorize the Song, the Admonition, the sign of Ordeal membership, and the Arrow handclasp. 2. Advance in your understanding of the Ordeal. Gain a thorough understanding of the Ordeal through which you have passed. 3. Serve your unit. Retain your registration in Scouting. During a period of at least 10 months, strive to fulfill your Obligation by continuing and expanding your service to your own troop. 4. Plan for service in your lodge. Retain your registration in your lodge and keep your dues paid. Be aware that acceptance or Brotherhood membership involves a pledge of service to the lodge. Develop a concrete idea of how you plan to fulfill this pledge. 5. Review your progress. When you earnestly feel that you have met the four challenges above, write a letter to your lodge secretary. In this letter: (A), Explain what you think the Obligation means; (B), Describe how you have been fulfilling this Obligation in your troop and in your daily life, and how you have used your understanding of the Ordeal to aid in this service; & (C), Describe your specific plans for giving service in the lodge program. * From the ORDER OF THE ARROW HANDBOOK, 1998 BROTHERHOOD CERTIFICATION Print name: Print Lodge and Chapter: 1. I have memorized the following: ___a. The Order of the Arrow Obligation. ___b. The Order of the Arrow Song. ___c. The Admonition. ___d. The sign of Ordeal membership. ___e. The Order of the Arrow handclasp. 2. ____ I have reviewed the Order of the Arrow Handbook. I have thought deeply about what the Ordeal and ceremonies mean to me. 3. I am actively registered in Scouting in ____________________(Give unit # or reg. position) 4. ___ I have participated in camping trips with my troop, patrol or team since my Ordeal. (Scouters may include any Scouting related camping which is not an "OA" activity.) 5. In the space below, do the following: 1) explain what you think the Obligation means; 2) describe how you have fulfilled this Obligation in your unit, in your daily life, and how you have used your understanding of the Ordeal to aid in this service; 3) describe your specific plans for giving service in the lodge program. I certify that I have met all these requirements for Brotherhood membership and I am ready to seal my membership in the Lodge in the Brotherhood ceremony. ________________________________ signature ======================================================================== ================================ FALL ORDEAL & BROTHERHOOD SIGN UP NOW! FALL ORDEAL & BROTHERHOOD ____ Yes, I will be at the Sept. 17-19 Fall Ordeal weekend. I am enclosing $14.00. ____Yes, I plan to attend the Sept. 17-19 Fall Ordeal weekend.: I will pay my $14.00 on arrival at camp. I understand that I hereby obligate myself to pay even if I do not attend. Brotherhood candidates only: ____I intend to seal my membership in the lodge by completing my Brotherhood: I am enclosing $27.00 ____I plan to seal my membership in the lodge by completing my Brotherhood: I will pay my $27.00 on arrival at camp. I understand that I obligate myself to pay even if I do not attend. NAME Chapter ____________________ Address Phone____________________ NOTE: COST TO ARROWMEN WHO DO NOT PREREGISTER BY Sept. 15, 1999 IS.......$19.00 Mail to: Cape Fear Council, P. O. Box 7156, Wilmington, NC 28406 ======================================================================== =========== PHILMONT 2000 SCOUTING'S "MOUNTAINTOP" EXPERIENCE WHAT?....... YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO PHILMONT YET? Greetings Fellow Arrowmen, I would like to invite each of you who meet the requirements to apply for the Year 2000 Cape Fear Council Philmont Contingent. This trip promises to be better than ever. We will be backpacking in Scouting's paradise for ten days as well as visiting the Koshare Indian Kiva and rafting some of America's best whitewater. Applications are being sent to all Scouts who may qualify as well as Scoutmasters of all units. You must be a registered Boy Scout in good physical condition and be fourteen years of age by January 1, 2000 to apply. The dates for this trip are July 19 - August 5, 2000 plus three other required training trips prior to the Philmont trek. The cost is $1300.00. Applications must be completed and received at the Cape Fear Council Office by 4:30pm on September 30, 1999 and include a $100.00 deposit. There are only 18 slots available and selection for this Philmont Contingent will be made by the Philmont Committee and based on your application. If you have any questions please contact the Council Office at (910) 395-1100 or myself at (910) 686-0321. An opportunity to participate in a Philmont trek is an opportunity to participate in a truly life changing experience. I hope you apply as soon as possible and begin preparing for the Scouting experience of a lifetime. Yours Truly in Scouting, Mike Pavlovich Contingent Scoutmaster ======================================================================== =========================== coastal fall camporee Greetings Fellow Arrowmen of Japeechan Chapter, Once again it is time to begin planning for our Coastal District Fall Camporee. With this event we have the opportunity to cheerfully serve our fellow Scouts through one of our primary responsibilities, that of camping promotion. This event is also a lot of fun. The tentative date for this Camporee is October 22-24, 1999. Our site looks like a spot near the waterway in Brunswick County. We are working now to nail these items down as well as to develop a theme for this year's camporee. I hope all of you will be at our next chapter meeting on August 24 and will be prepared to sign up to participate in this important district event. We need your help to put on a high quality event that will reflect the high quality of our chapter. This is also an opportunity to work on some of our conclave skills as Conclave 2000 approaches. I look forward to working with all of you to help make this camporee an event for all our Coastal District Scouts to remember. Yours Truly in Scouting, Mike Pavlovich, Coastal Camporee Advisor ======================================================================== ========================== BITS & PIECES THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER In the last issue... We discussed Scouting collectibles on the internet, trends in collecting and Archival preservation methods (volume V, #3, June 1999) Recently, a brother sent me some links to Scouting collectibles (Thanks Woody) which are super. For the most part, if you can't find it can't find it! The address to start with is a little long, but here goes: You may not be able to fit the entire address in but if you get as far as "macdon" it will work. When the site opens, Click on "Trading & collecting". You might want to put it into "Favorites" by using "Control, D" since it takes some time to get to it the first time. There are tons of links to all phases of collecting here-go through each-some are individual collectors and others are dealers. ***Keep in mind the National Council policy of "youth to youth trading", and "adult to adult trading" but not youth to adult or the reverse. A word of caution. Before sending off any of your memories to a stranger, check the person out you are interested in trading with! It's very easy to be ripped off of a treasure you got at wherever, by someone whose values are not the same as your own. Dealers are not usually a problem. Some other sites that may interest you: (National OA homepage), (Conclave 2000), (Klahican home page) . The National BSA page is and will link you up to Scout organizations worldwide! Cool! SO YOU CAME HOME with some patches from your summer Scouting trip. Should you: (a) toss them in a drawer, (b) put them in a shoebox in the attic (c) frame them and put them on your wall or (d) put them into an archival preservation. If you answered "a" or "b", you're not reading this column regularly! The treasures of the future deserve protection NOW while they are fresh. If you plan on framing a collection, you might want to consult a frame shop and tell them you want acid free matting materials and glass with a non-glare surface. An alternative to spending a lot for framing(and you will) is to contact a company that sells framing materials. There are many but I use "Dick Blick" in Galesburg,Ill. toll free 1-800-828-4548 (24/7) Their materials are top rate at very low prices-ready made custom looking frames too! NEVER, EVER USE GLUE TO MOUNT A PATCH ON ANYTHING! It will destroy the patch or anything else you use it on! We are blessed with a sunny climate. Most folks like a bright home with lots of windows, but if you've ever left cloth in the sun for any length of time, you know the color fades. Most patches/uniforms/scarfs/hats etc. are cloth! When displaying scout collectibles, hang them away from direct sunlight. In fact, get out your scout compasses and take some readings inside your home to establish direction. North and west light is the strongest, so try to pick a wall that faces south or is an inside wall to hang you treasures. Speaking of cloth...excess humidity, dampness and critters are some formidable enemies for collectors of old uniforms(especially the old wool ones), the barrettes that some of us wore in the 80's and your old wool felt "Smokey" hat. The trend is to wrap an old cotton sheet around the item, keep it climate controlled (AC) and hang a few cedar wood blocks in the closet or in a drawer to keep the moths from munching your stuff. Moth flakes/balls do the job also, but who can stand the smell ! Movement is good for your collection. I know a fellow who collected the old felt OA sashes and socked them away in a trunk. After about 20 years of accumulating, he went to mount a display for a Conclave, only to find that his sashes had disintigrated into a pile of red & white fuzz! Handle you collection from time to time-real stickler collectors will even don cotton gloves before they handle their collectibles, to avoid skin oils contacting the threads! The point is to get air circulation and to inspect each piece for storage damage-REMEMBER the $5.00 patch today may be the college education for you (or your granbabies) tomorrow!