2017-2018 Goals

2018 Sehwatu Vision Statement

"Create an exciting and welcoming community of brothers for all its members, both old and new.

Incorporate and empower the next generation of Sehwatu leaders. Improve our presence and

communications with all troops in the Hornets Nest District, Elevate our Chapter's participation

and performance in Lodge event competitions."

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 20%
      1. Add pictures from each lodge/chapter event to Chapter website/social media in a timely manner after the event
    2. Complete induction of at least 80% of Ordeal candidates
    3. Convert at least 35% eligible Ordeal members to Brotherhood
    4. Increase active adult membership in advisor roles by 50%
  3. Program
    1. Complete elections for 100% of requesting units
      1. Visit and conduct election to at least one troop that has no OA presence or all inactive arrowmen
      2. Visit 100% of inactive troops in our district to share information about the OA and welcome inactive members back to our fellowship
    2. Set and achieve  a chapter attendance goal for OA events
      1. 60 Sehwatu arrowmen at Spring Fellowship
      2. 50 Sehwatu arrowmen at Dixie Fellowship
      3. 30 Sehwatu arrowmen at Icebreaker Event/Summer Fellowship
      4. 100 Sehwatu arrowmen at Fall Fellowship
    3. Complete two lodge executive committee designated programs or projects
      1. Provide two training teams for Cold Weather Training at Belk Scout Camp
      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 and submit to Chief/Advisor in 72 hours following a chapter meeting
      2. Post chapter meeting agenda on chapter website at least 2 days prior
      3. Monthly update to website and/or social media
      4. Provide at least 4 articles to Lodge Newsletter “The Legend”
  4. District & Council Service
    1. Complete a minimum of 3 chapter service projects
      1. Hopewell Presbyterian Beautification Project
      2. Room at the Inn at Hopewell Presbyterian
      3. Camp Ranger directed Project at Camp Grimes
    2. Support two district and/or council events
      1. Klondike Derby/Senior Scout High Adventure Weekend
      2. Help Webelos Resident Camp, Summer Camp, SEALS & NYLT
    3. Complete three district executive and/or Scout Executive designated program support projects
      1. Chapter Meeting at Klondike Derby/ Sr Scout HA(SSHA) Weekend
      2. Chapter Update to Hornets Nest Executive Committee
      3. Native American Culture Project at HN Klondike/Sr Scout HA(SSHA)

Other Chapter Areas of Emphasis for 2018

    1. Continue to identify Summer Fellowship event ideas that chapter membership will attend and enjoy, whether it is a high adventure weekend or icebreaker type of activity, that is well promoted, best meets member's schedules and welcomes all to come out to enjoy fellowship with other Sehwatu brothers.
    2. Explore better communication methods with troops in district and improve troop visitations outside of conducting OA Elections with consideration of a better coordinated Troop OA Representative program.
    3. Continue Chapter campership system/program to identify scouts who need help (funds) to go to NYLT
    4. Continue Chapter Gift program in support of a Lodge or a scouting program that needs funding support especially in welcoming efforts for troops feeling left out or out of the loop of communication.
    5. Explore with Camp Grimes' Ranger to identify short-term chapter service project associated with the enhancement of the scouting experience.
    6. Continue to expend our service through other community efforts and district scouting enhancement
    7. Develop and utilize communication tools such as surveys to (1) assess member interests, (2) identify areas needing improvement and (3) share opportunities to increase involvement. The lodge is only as strong as its chapters and the chapter is strongest with great participation of its brothers.