Welcome to the Sehwatu Chapter!


Upcoming Catawba Lodge/Sehwatu Chapter Events

January 23rd - Chapter Meeting - Hopewell Presbyterian Church - 7:00-8:30
February 2-3 - Scouting for Food - various locations
February 6th - Lodge Executive Board - Council Office - 7:00-8:30 pm
February 8-9 - Brunswick Stew fundraiser - Hopewell Presbyterian Church
February 22-24 - Klondike Derby - Camp Grimes
February 23rd - Chapter Meeting - Camp Grimes dining hall at Klondike Derby - after campfire
March 6th - Lodge Executive Board - Council Office - 7:00-8:30 pm
March 15-17 - Spring Fellowship - Belk Scout Camp
March 27th - Chapter Meeting - Hopewell Presbyterian Church - 7:00-8:30


Brothers, our 7th annual Brunswick Stew Fundraiser is scheduled for February 8th and 9th, 2019.
We will need many hands over the 2 days to prep, cook, package and deliver our Stew.  Here are the
times of the various needs:

Friday February 9th
    7:00AM - 4:00PM - Food prep and cook 1st pot (adults only)
    5:00PM - 8:00PM - Food preparation - many potatoes and onions to peal and dice
    8:00PM - 8:00AM - Cooking - stirring the pot, stoking the fire

Saturday February 10th
    6:00am - 8:00AM - Packaging - get it ready for the customers
    8:00AM - 11:00AM - Clean-up - cleaning the pots
    8:00AM - 11:00AM - Selling/Pick-up - need Scouts to sell by the road and man the pick-up station

You can sign-up for any or all of the above by going to our Sign-up Genius.

We also need brothers to sell tickets for the Stew.  Please contact Mr. Smith to get your tickets in December.
We are planning to pre-sell 400 tickets again next year.

Posted December 29, 2018


2018 Winter Banquet Highlights

Congratulations to Vaughn Bolt for being recognized as Sehwatu Arrowmen of
the Year.  Vaughn received the Ellis Satterwhite Chapter Member of the year for youth.

We also want to congratulate Craig Orr for being recognized with the Founder's Award.
Well deserved!

Craig Orr was also recognized with the OA Crenshaw award as Arrowmen of the Year
for Catawba Lodge.

Casey Smith was recognized with the James E. West Award for his contributions over the last year as Lodge Chief as well as the Silver Nest Service to the Nest Award for his years of service to Catawba Lodge.

For the Ceremony Team, Vaughn Bolt was recognized as the Most Improved
Ceremonialist while Zachary Jewell was recognized as Ceremonialist of the Year.

Chris Rees was recognized as the Fire Rat of the Year for the Ceremonial Support Team.

Braeden Coughlin was recognized as "The Village People" Youth of the Year for his
contributions to the Indian Village while dad, Bob Coughlin was recognized as the
Adult of the Year.

Sehwatu Chapter was recognized as an Honor Chapter for the 14th year in a row.

Lastly, we recognized our 2018 recipients of the Sehwatu Chapter Service award patch.
Thank you for your service to our Chapter!

Youth                        Adults

Vaughn Bolt               Jenn Bolt
Braeden Coughlin       Bob Coughlin
Tyler Smith                Bruce Smith
                                Ben Yarborough

2018 Sehwatu Chapter Highlights

  • Total Sehwatu Arrowmen is 164 (dues paid)
  • Performed 12 Unit Elections
  • Donated $300 to assist 2 Hornets Nest Scouts attend Top Gun/NYLT
  • Chapter supported Hornet’s District Klondike by serving as Trial Rangers and operated Nugget Exchange.
  • Held our Summer Fun, Food and Fellowship event at Presbyterian Point (LKN) with leftover catered BBQ dinner served at the August Chapter Meeting for continued Fellowship among Sehwatu Brothers.
  • 19 Sehwatu Arrowmen sealed their brotherhood membership in the order
  • Of the Elongomats used by the lodge over 50% were from Sehwatu!
  • Of the Nimats used by the Brotherhood induction team, over 50 % were from Sehwatu!
  • Sehwatu supplied 75% or more of the Ceremony and Ceremony Support teams for the Catawba Lodge 459.
  • 7 Sehwatu Arrowmen achieved the Sehwatu Chapter Service Award.
  • Sold 430 quarts at the "Sehwastew" Fundraiser
  • 41 Scouts elected to OA - 83% completed the ordeal
  • 14th consecutive year achieving Honor Chapter
  • Sehwatu Chapter provided the majority of delegates representing Catawba Lodge 459 to the 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conclave (NOAC) held at Indiana University.
  • 2 Sehwatu Arrowmen received Vigil Honor (Logan Rees, Dan Tito)
Posted December 10, 2018


Click here for pdf version of the 2019 Sehwatu Calendar.


Chapter Meetings

7:00pm - 8:30pm(ish)
Hopewell Presbyterian Church
10500 Beatties Ford Road
(just across from entrance to Latta Plantation)

The Chapter holds its monthly chapter meetings on the 4th Wednesday of every month at Hopewell Presbyterian Church at 7pm.  Make sure to attend so you can find out about new happenings in the lodge and chapter.  Also, it is a good way to get involved in the Order.