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Help West, Texas

West, Texas Lodge Flap

On April 17th, 2013, in the small, the tight-knit Texas town of West suffered a devastating fire and explosion in a nearby fertilizer plant. This explosion left 15 people dead, mostly firefighters, first responders and volunteers helping to fight the fire, and over 200 injured. The explosion nearly decimated the epicenter, destroyed West Middle School, and a two-story apartment building. Over a hundred homes were also damaged or destroyed in the blast. The town of West, which sits between Ft Worth and Waco, needs our help and as Arrowmen we are obligated to aid in the recovery process.

Our lodge, Netopalis Sipo Schipinachk, the lodge in which West lies, has created a lodge flap which will be provided in return for a ten dollar donation. You can purchase this flap by going to Thank you very much for your contribution in helping West, TX recover from this disaster.

April Edition of The Voice Now Online

Voice-April13The April issue of The Voice is now available. Read it now to get the latest headlines from around the region including:

  • The OA’s 100th Anniversary
  • We Support Camping Award
  • Lodge Feature: Coosa Lodge Spring Pow-Wow
  • Lodge spotlight on Coosa Lodge
  • and more!

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March Edition of The Voice is now available

03-13-evoiceThe March issue of The Voice is now available. Read it now to get the latest headlines from around the region including:

  • 2013 OA High Adventure program information
  • OA Unit of Excellence Award
  • National Chief Matt Brown’s TV interview
  • Lodge spotlight on Coosa Lodge
  • 2015 Lodge Legacy Rock
  • and more!

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Committeemen from Southern Region Honored with Silver Buffalo Award

Silver Buffalo Award recognition itemsThe Silver Buffalo Award for distinguished service to youth is awarded to those persons who give noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. This award is Scouting’s highest commendation of the invaluable contributions that outstanding Americans make to youth.

Recently, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America released the names of those Scouters who will receive the Silver Buffalo Award at the National Meeting in May. Among that distinguished group of individuals is National Order of the Arrow Committee Chairman Ray Capp and longstanding committee member Jack Butler.

Both gentlemen have served Scouting for many years and we are incredibly thankful for their hard work and dedication. Please join us in congratulating Ray and Jack on this great honor.