Category Archives: Lodge Events

2019 lodge leadership

The lodge officers for the 2019 year will be

Chief-                                                        John Malernich
Vice Chief of Administration-    Joseph Ashley
Vice Chief of Ceremonies –          Matt Hyle
Secretary –                                             Brian Bales
Treasurer-                                              Billy Arnsdorff

the officers will be sworn in at the 2018 lodge banquet

Klondike Derby 2018

The annual council camporee held by Ini-To Lodge is fast approaching on January 26-28, 2018. All Boy Scout troops, Venture crews, and Webelos Scouts are invited to experience winter camping. Plus, the annual lodge call-out ceremony occurs on Saturday night so be sure to conduct your OA unit election.

More information may be found on the registration page or leader’s guide linked below.

Klondike Registration Leader's Guide

Winter Banquet Approaching

The annual Winter Banquet is only a few weeks away. The event will be held on Saturday, December 2, at 7 PM at the Flint River Adventure Area dining hall, and everyone is invited. The evening will include the presentation of year-end awards, celebrating recent lodge achievements, and showcasing plans for 2018. Registration is open through November 26.

Winter Banquet Registration

Ceremonies Weekend on March 31

Hello all,

This upcoming weekend I will be hosting a ceremonies weekend for Arrowmen to attend. We will be team bonding, teaching how to practice, ceremony run-throughs, and other activities. If you can only stay for a while that would still be great. There is a cost and it is $10 which covers all the food for the weekend. We will be starting on Saturday around 8 am.

If you would like to stay for the weekend, we will be staying at the Utica Campsite. Please walk up to the campsite from the Howard Lodge parking lot. Please arrive around 6 pm on Friday night so we can have everyone a bed and safe. Please eat before you come as there will not be a cracker barrel.  Anyone with an interest in ceremonies is welcome to attend.

If you have any questions please ask me. Hope to see you there!

Charlie Lovell
Lodge Vice Chief of Ceremonies

Spring Ordeal Recap

Congratulations to the forty-seven new brothers inducted this past weekend at Spring Ordeal, and thank you to the over fifty Arrowmen who attended and helped out. Projects completed included safety improvements to the nature trail such as replacing worn out trail pavers and improving trails between campsites.

We had three brothers seal their membership by going through the Brotherhood ceremony. Brotherhood membership may be obtained at any weekend lodge event.

The Vigil Honor class of 2016 completed the Vigil ceremony. The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that a lodge may bestow upon one of its members, and a limited number of recipients are selected by the lodge each year.

Ordeal Candidates will have one more opportunity this year to complete their Ordeal on August 18-20.


Event Registration Open


All event registrations for 2017 are now open! Registration is available on the calendar page.

Do not forget to pay your lodge dues for only $15. Your payment of lodge dues each year allows you to attend OA functions, wear the OA flap proudly on your uniform, and helps to fund lodge program for the year.

Lodge Dues 2018

The 2017 Lodge Event Pass was sold for only $75! This pass covers the cost of the ordeals, fellowships, and winter banquet for the year. The pass may only be purchased prior to the first event included, Spring Ordeal, in March.

The 2017 Lodge Event Pass is no longer available. Purchase one for 2018 when they go on sale.

Please be aware the pass does not cover lodge dues, Klondike Derby, Indian Winter, or Heartland Gathering. You must pre-register before each lodge event for food and planning purposes, but you will not owe an event fee.

Lodge Pass 2019

Klondike Derby 2017


Calling all Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, and Webelos Scouts in Flint River Council! The 2017 Klondike Derby council-wide camporee will occur on January 27-29, 2017 at the Flint River Adventure Area.

This will be the 30th anniversary of the event, and you do not want to miss it! Registration closes January 22, 2017.

Klondike Registration   Leader's Guide


  • $8 for Scout / Adult participant – primitive camping
  • $10 for Scout / Adult participant – platform tent camping
  • $10 for Webelos Scout day pass including lunch
  • $18 for Klondike Staff eating and sleeping in the staff area
  • Klondike Staff eating and sleeping with their troop should register through their troop, and contact their chapter to help staff the event