Order of the Arrow

Welcome to the Area 3 Mohican Chapter
Chapter Advisors:
Art & Barb Sylvester (412) 823 4509

Please Visit the Official Allohak Menewi Lodge Website
for more information and additional resources.

Becoming a Brotherhood Member seals one’s membership in the Order of the Arrow
and represents a deeper understanding of the ideals taught in the ordeal.

If you have completed ten months or more since you became a member of the
Order of the Arrow, we invite you to attend any ordeal weekend.

April 5-7 is an ordeal weekend and our chapter is in charge of running that
weekends activities.  Please come and join the fun and fellowship to be had.  

OA Troop election’s is upon us and it’s time to set a date.

Please contact Art or Barb Sylvester to set your date.
Email: a.bsly@verizon.net or 412-823-4509


Soon upon us is one of the most exciting time of the year, yes it is Home Troop Election, (HTE) time.

Monday 2 January 2017

It is the first and most important part of inducting new members into our order.  This year we especially
need everyone’s help in conducting them because we made our goal to not conduct any of them at
Summer Camp due the burden it puts on the staff and our lodge leadership tracking the paper work.
This is where every member can get involved and help the lodge.

How can you help?

You can help by talking to your Scoutmaster and encourage him to fill out the Unit Election Request Form.
By filling out this form, you will give us three possible dates that would work for your troop to
hold a Home Troop Election.  When we receive the requests, we will contact a local election team to
conduct the election.  The election team will be able to answer any questions the troop has about the OA.

We will also be able to provide a camp promotion if your troop requests us to do so.


It is time to renew your membership with the Order of the Arrow.

Remember that if you do not pay your dues, you are not an active member and as such are not entitled to wear
the OA flap on your uniform or wear the OA sash.  In addition, you cannot attend one of the many events we
have throughout the year without first paying your dues.

So, why not go online to lodge57.org and select the ANNUAL LODGE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL link
and complete you renewal.  Dues are only $12 for the year up until March 31 at which time they are $15.

One word of caution - many of the Troops take advantage of the OA roster that is given to the Troops at
re-charter time to pay their annual dues.  If your Troop does that, please make sure you have not already
been paid for before you register and pay online.  It will save some money headaches.

Please contact Art & Barb Sylvester with any questions for the Mohican OA Chapter.

Allohak Menewi Annual Pass

Lodge members who are faithful attendees at lodge events now have the opportunity to get
five lodge events for the price of four thanks to the Allohak Menewi Annual Pass!

For $80.00 Annual Pass holders pay for the following events: (see calendar of events below)
  • Camp Seph Mack Ordeal Weekend - April
  • Twin Echo Vigil Weekend – May
  • Heritage Ordeal Weekend – May
  • Camp Seph Mack Puma Games – August
  • Heritage Ordeal Weekend – September

Normally, this would cost you $100.00.  Upon purchasing an Annual Pass, a ticket to each event
will be mailed that will need to be presented during event check in. Annual Passes must be purchased by April 1.

Annual Pass Terms & Conditions:

Purchase of an Annual Pass does not constitute automatic registration for each covered event. 
Purchasers will still need to register for each event individually using the Annual Pass option
so an accurate participant count can be determined for meals and other event activities.

Annual Pass only covers the base event (member) cost of $20 for each event.
Extras such as converting to Brotherhood ($20.00) or attending the
Vigil Breakfast ($5.00 for Vigil Honor members only) are not covered and must be paid at event registration.

No refunds will be issued once purchased even if an Annual Pass holder cannot attend all listed events.
Thank you for your donation to the lodge!

 Order of the Arrow 2016 - 2017 Calendar

CHAPTER WEEKENDS are Highlighted in Yellow

January 20 - 22 Lodge Winterfest - Heritage Reservation
March 10 - 12 Fellowship/Work Weekend (hosted by Ahtuhquog Chapter) - Camp Potomac
March 17 - 19 Spring Thaw Fellowship (hosted by Nimat Wachtschu Chapter) - TBD
March 25 SALLS - IUP
April 28 - 30
Chapter Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend - Camp Seph Mack
May 5 - 7
Chapter Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend - Camp Twin Echo
May 19 - 21
Lodge Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend - Heritage Reservation
June 2 - 4 Chapter Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend - Camp Potomac
June 9 - 11 Section Conclave - Camp Conestoga
August 18 - 20 Lodge Summer Social (Puma Games) - Camp Seph Mack
September 22 - 24
Lodge Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend - Heritage Reservation
October 6 - 8 Fellowship/Work Weekend (hosted by Ahtuhquog Chapter) - Camp Potomac
October 21 Annual Planning/LLD TBD (University of Scouting)
October 27 - 29 Chapter Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend - Camp Anawanna
November 12 Lodge Family Banquet - TBD

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