2017-2018 Goals

2018 Sehwatu Vision Statement


"Actively lead and communicate the Order of the Arrow program to the Troops

of Hornets Nest District, while encouraging the active participation of the

district arrowmen by offering well-planned and organized opportunities."


Sehwatu Chapter 2018 Goals & Plan Summary

Achieve Journey to Excellence Gold Level & Honor Chapter


  1. Finance
    1. Manage chapter revenue and expense according to council-lodge established procedures and leadership.
      1. Establish a budget & fundraising plan & exceed the financial target(s)
  2. Membership
    1. Grow membership by at least 1%
      1. Add pictures from each lodge/chapter event to Chapter website/social media in a timely manner after event
    2. Complete induction of at least 75% of Ordeal candidates
    3. Convert at least 30% eligible Ordeal members to Brotherhood
  3. Program
    1. Complete elections for 100% of requesting units
      1. Visit and present at least one presentation and/or conduct election to a troop that has no OA present or inactive arrowmen
      2. Contact 100% of troops in our district to inform them of our willingness to introduce them to the opportunities of the OA
    2. Set and achieve  a chapter attendance goal for OA events
      1. 40 Sehwatu arrowmen at Spring Fellowship
      2. 25 Sehwatu arrowmen at Dixie Fellowship
      3. 25 Sehwatu arrowmen at High Adventure Weekend/Summer Fellowship
      4. 60 Sehwatu arrowmen at Fall Fellowship
    3. Complete two lodge executive committee designated programs or projects
      1. Provide two training teams for Cold Weather Training
      2. The chapter chief (or his designee) and the chapter adviser (or his designee) attends each Lodge Executive Board Meeting
    4. Maintain an active planning process that guides the chapter program and supports the lodge’s plans
      1. Meet with the district committee and/or executive to review/update our vision statement, annual review, and annual goals
    5. Chapter Communications
      1. Record chapter minutes electronically
      2. Monthly update to website and/or social media
      3. Provide at least 4 articles to Lodge Newsletter “The Legend”
  4. District & Council Service
    1. Complete service project(s) equal to at least 2.5 hours of service per chapter member
      1. Hopewell Presbyterian Beautification Project
      2. Room at the Inn at Hopewell Presbyterian
    2. Support three district and/or council events
      1. Klondike Derby
      2. Hornets Nest Camporee
      3. Help Webelos Resident Camp, Summer Camp & SEALS & Top Gun(NYLT)
    3. Complete three district executive and/or Scout Executive designated program support projects
      1. Chapter Meeting at Klondike Derby and Hornets Nest Camporee
      2. Chapter Update to Hornets Nest Executive Committee
      3. Native American Culture Project at Hornets Nest Camporee


Other Chapter Areas of Emphasis for 2018


    1. Continue to enhance our successful high adventure event for chapter arrowmento enjoy their brother's company while being challenged with high adventure activities.  Schedule to meet chapter availability
    2. Continue Chapter campership system/program to identify scouts who need help (funds) to go to NYLT (TopGun)
    3. Continue Chapter Gift program in support of a Lodge or a scouting program that needs funding support
    4. Explore with Camp Grimes Ranger to identify short-term chapter service project associated with the enhancement of the scouting experience
    5. Explore creating an annual merit badge workshop or a Webelos activity pin event sponsored by the chapter
    6. Continue to expend our service to other community efforts and district scouting enhancement