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Fall Ordeal 2019

October 4-6, 2019 is the Fall Ordeal. We’ll be inducting new members into the lodge. Sign in starts at 7:00pm Friday, October 4, and the ordeal will last until around 8:30am Sunday, October 6.

New candidates should check out the Information For Candidates form and submit a Candidate Form before the event.

Existing members should submit a Member Registration Form before the event. If you are eligible for Brotherhood, you should instead use the Brotherhood Candidate form.

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Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) 2019

The Annual Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) will be held on Saturday September 7, 9:00- 2:00, Fee is $5.00, Gopher Passes no charge.  This is mandatory Training for all Officers and Advisers.  Please use the LLD Registration Form (36) or email: chad@topatopa.org if you are going to attend.

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Save the Dates

There are several events coming in the coming months.

  • Gopher Day, Aug 24th. This is one of our two yearly ‘willing work days’ at Camp 3 Falls.
  • Lodge Dinner, Sept 28th. This is the yearly awards ceremony dinner, and when the Lodge year ends and starts. New Chapter and Lodge officers will be sworn in at this event. Exact time and location TBD
  • Fall Ordeal, Oct 4-6. Where we induct new members into the lodge.
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Conclave 2019

The Section W-4N Conclave Registration Site is now up and running. Register today and get a cool early-bird patch and save some cash. Register today.

Register online and save – General Members $45 Earlybird until 8/14/2019, $50 till 9/8/2019, $60 until 9/14/2019. New Ordeals are only $25! At the event registration is $70, so sign up online and save big!

In 2019, Conclave will be held September 20th – 22nd, 2019 at Camp Whitsett. Our theme HAS been determined, so be sure to follow us all our social media accounts to keep updated! We will be celebrating 11 years of Section W-4N!

Make sure to save the date! We hope to see every lodge in the section having fun and making friends!

Update:

The location for Conclave has CHANGED to Camp Whitsett. In an effort to be more accommodating for the long drive, the conclave registration deadline has been EXTENDED through the end of August.

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Lodge Picnic 2019

The Annual Lodge Picnic will be held on June 8, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at Rancho Simi Community Park, Corner of Royal Ave and Erringer Rd. Simi Valley. This is the event where you get to select your new leadership for the Lodge so please plan on attending.  The fee is $10.00 for all, gopher passes are free.

You can download the Registration Form here.

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Camp 3 Falls Promotion

3fallsOur home camp, Camp 3 Falls is nestled in the beautiful Lockwood Valley in the NE corner of Ventura County.  It’ s never too early to promote Summer Camp.  Here is the current promotional flyer, perfect for downloading and charing with your unit and the units in your chapter while promoting Summer Camp.  Questions about Camp 3 Falls can be answered at www.campthreefalls.blogspot.com.

CAMP THREE FALLS FLYER (2013)

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Check us out on Facebook and Twitter

If you haven’t already started following our feeds on Facebook and Twitter, you can easily find us by clicking the Facebook and Twitter links on the right side of the page.

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. Post something about your latest Lodge experiences on our page! Upload photos and videos. We want to share your thoughts and experiences with everyone in the Lodge.

For now, we’ll not be following any one on Twitter for security purposes, but we will be posting information about the Lodge and upcoming events and happenings from time to time.

Mostly, let us know what you think, and any comments by posting here. You will need a login to post comments, and all comments must be approved before they are posted.

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Information For New Candidates

IconCongratulations on your election to the Order of the Arrow.  Now you will need to complete an Ordeal weekend to become a member of the OA.  The paperwork you received at the Camporee contains all the information you need.  You are encouraged to attend the upcoming Pre-Ordeal orientation meeting in your district.  If you don’t have that meeting information, please click the Inquiry link to the left.  Be sure to include your troop number or district in the message along with a way to contact you.  If you have lost your papers from the weekend, the information is available on our downloads page.  The Ordeal weekends are at Camp Three Falls, they are from Friday evening thru Sunday morning (you must attend the entire weekend to be inducted).

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5 New Vigil Brothers

OA Vigil Triangle - TurtleFive of your brothers completed their Vigil weekend at Camp Three Falls.  33 Lodge Vigil Honor members attended the weekend to support the new candidates.  Thanks especially to the cook staff for great food, and to Vigil Chief Tyler K. for a great event.  The 2017 Topa Topa Vigil class is: William Parker, David L. Cody A., Nolan D., Brandon C.

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