2021-2022 Sehwatu Vision Statement
“The Sehwatu Chapter for the 2021-2022 term will continue to promote an exciting and welcoming community to our future, new, and existing members. We will endeavor to grow in attendance at OA events and meetings following limitation guidelines associated with the Covid-19 Pandemic that still exists. We will also strive to improve communications within the Chapter. We shall incorporate and empower the next generation of Sehwatu leaders for youth and adults by continuing to promote our Chapter’s spirit, participation and performance.”
Sehwatu Chapter 2021-2022 Goals and Plan Summary
Support Lodge’s striving to excellence and achieve Honor Chapter
i. Manage chapter revenue and expense according to council-lodge established
Procedures and leadership
1. Establish a budget and fundraising plan and exceed the financial targets
i. Grow membership by at least 3%
1. Add pictures from each lodge/chapter event to Chapter website social
Media in a timely manner after the event.
ii. Complete induction of at least 80% of Ordeal candidates
iii. Convert at least 35% eligible Ordeal members to Brotherhood
iv. Maintain 100% Chapter adviser roles filled and active
i. Complete elections for 100% of requesting units
1. Reach out and make an OA presentation and/or conduct election to at least one new troop and venture crew with no OA presence or all inactive arrowmen..
2. Visit 100% of units in our district that request us to share information about the OA and welcome inactive members back to our fellowship. Add at least one unit that did not submit a request.
3. Attend district meetings/events to promote the chapter.
ii. Set/achieve a chapter attendance goal for OA events (subject to covid-19 limits)
1. 20 Sehwatu arrowmen at Spring Fellowship
2. 25 Sehwatu arrowmen at annual Conclave
3. 15 Sehwatu arrowmen at icebreaker event/summer fellowship
4. 40 Sehwatu arrowmen at Fall Fellowship
iii. Complete two lodge executive committee designated programs or projects
1. Provide staffing/support for Council Scouting for Food at 3 collection sites
2. The chapter chief (or designee) and chapter adviser (or designee) attends each Lodge Executive board Meeting.
iv. Maintain an active planning process that guides chapter program and supports the lodge’s plans
1. Meet the district committee and/or executive to review/update our vision statement, annual review, and annual goals.
v. Chapter communications
1. Record chapter minutes electronically and submit to Chief/Adviser in 72 hours following a chapter meeting
2. Post remainder of Chapter meetings on REMIND, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and Chapter website at lease 4 days prior by Chapter secretary
3. Monthly updates to website and/or social media by Chapter secretary
4. Provide at least 4 articles to Lodge newsletter, “The Legend”.
5. Establish an RSVP system for Chapter meetings
d. District & Council Service
i. Complete a minimum of 2 chapter service projects
ii. Support two district and/or council events
iii. Complete two district executive and/or Scout Executive designated program support projects
1. Chapter update to Hornet’s Nest District Committee
2. Provide regular Chapter updates at District Roundtables quarterly
Other Chapter Areas of Emphasis
1. Continue to identify better 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 fellowship with other Sehwatu brothers.
2. Implement best communication methods with units in district and impfove unit visitations outside of conducting OA elections with consideration of a better coordinated Unit OA representative program. Gather information on member interests to increase involvement and to improve areas that need it.
3. Continue Chapter gift program in support of Lodge or a HN District scouting program that needs funding support especially in welcoming and communication efforts for units feeling left out.
4. Explore with Camp Grimes’ Ranger to identify short-term chapter service project associated with the enhancement of the scouting experience.
5. Explore participating in a Hornet’s Nest District merit badge workshop or a Webelos activity pin event.
6. Promote a safe camping environment during the covid-19 pandemic.