Longs Peak Council
Boy Scouts of America
Order of the Arrow
KOLA Lodge - #464
The Order of the Arrow (OA) is a brotherhood of honor campers.
For general information on the OA, please see the
BSA's Order of the Arrow overview.
Event Registration and Dues Payment
It's time to pay your Dues and register for upcoming KOLA Lodge Events.
See our Registration Page for all the details and Online Registration.
OA Unit Excellence Award
The new Order of the Arrow Unit Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorpoorating the OA into their annual planning.
Vigil Honor Nominations
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow. It cannot be earned, but rather is reserved for those who have been active Brotherhood members for a minimum of two years and have demonstrated their extraordinary leadership by going above and beyond the minimum expected of them.
Anyone may nominate a deserving Brotherhood member for the Vigil Honor this year by filling out a nomination form (below) and sending it to the lodge Vigil Honor adviser at the email (or snail mail) address listed on the form. He must receive your nomination form not later than 8am, Saturday, October 22, 2011, to be considered by the lodge Vigil Honor Nomination Committee.
Vigil Nomination Form
|Jan 25-27||Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &|
Winter Festival / LLD
(Minicojous Chapter - Greeley, CO area)
|March 8,9||Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &|
Lodge Leadership Development Training
(Our Savior's Lutheran Church,
1800 21st Ave,
|April 19-21||Section W5N Conclave|
|May 17-19||Spring Service - BDSR|
(Ordeal Weekend, Brotherhood, Vigil, Lodge Officer Elections, Sawyer Training)
|May 31 ‑ June 2||Spring Service - CLP|
(Ordeal Weekend, Brotherhood, Business Meeting, Lodge Officer Installations)
|Sept 13‑15||Fall Service - Camp Jack Nicol, BDSR|
(Ordeal Weekend, Brotherhood)
|Oct 18,19||Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &|
Lodge Leadership Development Training
(High Plains District area)
KOLA Lodge Registration, Fees, Discounts and Refunds Policy.
If your unit nominated you for membership in the Order of the Arrow in Longs Peak Council, congratulations!!!
Please see our Ordeal Weekend page to learn what an Ordeal weekend entails and when and where you can attend an event.
Ordeal weekends are open to both members and candidates of the Order of the Arrow. We would love to see as many of you participate as possible.
The Longs Peak Council's Order of the Arrow lodge is KOLA Lodge.
Each District of the Council has its own OA Chapter:
Here's a Map showing the Chapters of our Districts.
|Horsetooth||Cache La Poudre
||Ft. Collins, Windsor, Wellington
|Chy-Kola||Frontier & High Altitude
||Cheyenne, Laramie, Wheatland
|| Colorado - Sterling, Haxtun, Fleming, Wray, Yuma, Akron, Holyoke
Nebraska: Chapel, Sidney
||Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield
||Longmont, Niwot, Dacono, Frederick
|Mountain Eagle||Rocky Mountain
||Loveland, Estes Park, Berthoud
||Scottsbluff, Gering, Torrington, Alliance, Oshkosh, Bridgeport, Chadron,
Crawford, Hay Springs, Rushville, Gordon
||Greeley, Ft Morgan, Johnstown, Brush
Lodge youth officers and adult advisers serve from second Spring induction weekend for a one-year term. The lodge's top four youth officers are elected each year at the first Spring induction weekend. Adult associate lodge advisers are appointed by the Lodge Adviser for one-year terms. The Lodge Adviser and the Chapter Advisers are appointed for one-year terms by the Supreme Chief of the Fire (Council Scout Executive).
Links: National OA Site | Western Region OA Site
Where To Go Camping Guide
In 2010, the 100th year of Scouting, our Council's OA project was a new Where To Go Camping Guide.
The 2011 Guide is now available and a copy was distributed to every Troop, Team and Crew.
Please see our Where To Go Camping Guide page for more information.
We Need Your Help - We plan to update the Guide every year, so please see our Where To Go Camping Guide page for forms and all the details about how you can help.
Online Registration for 2013 Lodge Events.
Health and Medical Form: Every participant must submit a copy of his/her current Annual BSA Health and Medical Record.
- Parts A and B of the form are required for all the above events.
- (Note - Neither Part C, nor a physician’s signature is required for any of the listed lodge events.)
- You have probably already submitted this form to your Troop or filled it out for summer camp - bring a copy.
Election teams may wish to save time by providing these forms to unit leaders in advance of the election.
- Unit Election Report Form
This form is used to record unit election results and which team conducted the election. It is retained by the chapter, not sent to the lodge.
- Consolidated Chapter Elections Report (MS Excel spreadsheet)
Chapters use this form to report the consolidated results of all the unit elections and camp promotions conducted for the year to the lodge Senior Vice Chief of Membership. Unit Election Teams should have the unit leader fill out this form so the Chapter has the necessary contact details for each candidate elected.
- Adult Candidate Recommendation Form
Note - forms are in format.
National Order of the Arrow Website
- Lodge Operating Rules
- Camp Promotion
- One of the tasks of OA members is to encourage
their Troops to enjoy long-term camping, and Summer Camp is a great way
to help scouts grow.
- Encourage your Troop to plan now for Summer Camp at
our excellent Longs Peak Council Camps, Camp Ben Delatour (near Red
Feather Lakes, CO) and Camp Laramie Peak (near Wheatland, Wyoming).
- Camp Jobs
- One great way to make our Summer Camps even better
is to have the Best Scout Campers (you! OA members!) join camp staff.
- Contact the Greeley Office for applications 1-800-800-4052.
- KOLA email
- KOLA Lodge has a listserver that will automatically
send you email with information about events in the Chapter and Lodge.
It's not a lot of spam, it's only a handful of messages per month (if
that) to help you know what's up with OA. Contact your Chapter to find
out how to get on the list.
Lee Stuckenschmidt, Kola Lodge Adviser