2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference Patches!

posted Jul 20, 2018, 11:02 PM by Lodge Adviser   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 4:09 PM ]

Delegate Sets (pictured above) and Three-Flap sets are still available!

Fellow Arrowmen, 

7 Achpateuny Lodge Arrowmen are attending the National Order of the Arrow Conference to represent our Lodge. The Lodge has designed an AWESOME patch set to help fundraise and support their Conference Fees. The order form is attached and sales will only be to Achpateuny Lodge members until after the Conference ends on August 4, 2019. 

Dan O'Neill
Lodge Adviser

2019 Conclave CVCs Wanted!

posted Jul 12, 2018, 4:16 PM by Lodge Adviser


As we look towards Conclave 2019 in Maluhia, we need help.  Posted below is a google form for those of you interested in applying to be a Conclave Vice Chief (CVC).  For those of you who don't know a CVC is one of the key members of staff who is responsible for one of the four aspects of the Conclave, (Shows, Training, Activites, Publications).  The Specifics can be found in the form but basically, the section is looking for anyone who has experience in these four aspects.  If this does interest you please fill out the application.  One thing to note is that being a CVC implies you will attend the Section Conclave in Maui from April 12-14, 2019 and that you can commit to being there.

CVC Application:


Surya Sriram - Section Vice Chief

Announcing the 2018-2019 Lodge Officers!

posted Jul 6, 2018, 11:51 PM by Lodge Adviser

I would like to congratulate Sidney Killick, Surya Sriram, Nikita Romanov and Darren Fang for a job well done during their time as Achpateuny Lodge Officers! Their year of service set up Achpatueny for success in hosting the W6P Conclave and paved the way for the 
2018 NOAC in Indiana!

I would also like to congratulate and formally welcome our 2018-2019 Lodge Officers, whose terms began June 1st. This year's Lodge Chief back for a second term serving his fellow Arrowmen is Sidney Killick, from the Shaonaxan Chapter; the new Lodge Vice Chief is Bryan Hammer, from Shaonaxan Chapter; the new Lodge Secretary is Darren Fang from Amangi Wachtschu Chapter and the new Lodge Treasurer is Ian Choi from the Amangi Wachtschu Chapter. I wish our new Lodge Officers all the best of luck as they guide Achpateuny through what will be an amazing year full of amazing events both within the borders of our Lodge and in the Order of the Arrow!

Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui,
Dan O'Neill
Macheu Nallih Achpussin Alloquepi
Achpateuny Lodge Adviser
Far East Council, BSA

35th Anniversary Patch and Conclave Patch Sale!

posted May 23, 2018, 6:21 PM by Lodge Adviser   [ updated May 23, 2018, 6:30 PM ]


To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our Lodge an amazing Jade Green Mylar Dragon Throwback Patch was created! This patch resembles the patch first used 35 years ago by Achpateuny Lodge and on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary. Jade Green is the color of the 35th Anniversary. 

Additionally, the 2018 W6P OA Conclave Fundraiser Set is available for purchase. Funds go to Section W6P in support of the youth officer attendance at required events so they can bring knowledge and information back to the Section. 

Email with any questions!

2018-2019 Lodge Officer Elections

posted Mar 3, 2018, 10:17 PM by Lodge Adviser

My Brothers!

The 2018-2019 Lodge Officer elections are now underway!  Please submit your nominations for Lodge Officers by April 8, 2018. Voting for the Lodge Officer elections will start April 10, 2018 and be completed by May 1, 2018.  Please fill out the attached word document and follow the instructions contained within it. The document also contains job descriptions for each Lodge Officer position. Further details are below. Good luck to all candidates!

 Important notes:

·      Candidates must be in good standing with 2018 dues paid.

·      Candidates must be at least and Ordeal Member for the positions of Treasurer and Secretary.

·      Candidates must be Brotherhood or Vigil for the positions of Lodge Chief or Vice-Chief.

·      Term of Office: 1 year (June 1st to May 31st)

·     Lodge Officers must reside in the Far East Council during their entire term of office, and remain under 21 years of age for the entire term.

·      Any active youth Arrowman may nominate candidates.

·      Youth Arrowmen may self nominate for office.

·      Unit leaders of candidates will be contacted for concurrence.


·      April 8 – Nominations close at 11:59pm on April 8th.

-       Nomination form, one page candidate statement, and photo are due.

-       Send all materials to both

Mr. Daniel O’Neill

Mr. Rob Davis

-       Unit leaders will be contacted after receipt of nominations.


·      April 10 - 23 – Chapter “Primaries”

-       Candidates’ information sent to youth members for an electronic vote via GoogleForms.  

o   Only registered dues-paid youth members residing in Far East Council countries can vote.

o   Members must have a valid e-mail address in the Lodge Master (LM) records to vote.

o   Chapter Advisers, Clan Advisers, Lodge and Associate Lodge Adviser, and District Executives can update LM.

-       Chapter primaries close April 23 at 11:59pm.

-       Each Chapter’s Key 3 and the Lodge Key 3 will monitor voting.

-       Each Chapter Chief will be provided with a percent response from the GoogleForm for their Chapter.


·      April 24 – 30 - Chapter “Electoral” voting

-       Each chapter gets 10 electoral votes per position (e.g. Chief, Vice-Chief, Secretary, Treasurer).

-       Chapter Chiefs, in consultation with their Clan Chiefs (if any), will agree on their final electoral vote split.  Votes should be divided proportionally between candidates for each position according to the voting percentage in each chapter.

-       Chapter Chiefs will submit their 10 votes via email to the Lodge Adviser, Mr. Daniel O’Neill ( and the Supreme Chief of the Fire, Scout Executive Don Olsen (

-       Each Chapter’s 10 electoral votes are due by 11:59pm, April 30th.

-       A run-off will be held if no candidate receives at least 50% of the electoral votes.


·      May 1 – Election results announced! (If no run off)

-       The Arrowman with the most electoral votes for each position will be elected. 

Sapphire Champion Ghost Patch!

posted Feb 10, 2018, 5:22 PM by Lodge Adviser

To celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the FEC, the Lodge Executive Committee has produced a collectors patch, the 65th Anniversary Sapphire Champion Patch, a fully sapphire blue metallic ghosted Lodge flap commemorating the 65th Anniversary of Scouting in the Far East Council. The patch costs $65, the order form is attached, each patch comes with a beautiful card stock certificate which is numbered. Only 100 patches were produced, get yours while they last! 

The patch is available only to 2018 dues paid members of Achpateuny Lodge.

"Decide Your Destiny" NOAC 2018

posted Jan 6, 2018, 8:11 PM by Lodge Adviser

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 8,000 Arrowmen from across our nation will gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun! The theme was released at the Annual Planning Meeting in December. Arrowmen will be able to "Decide Your Destiny" in attending NOAC in 2018. 

During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.

The 2018 NOAC will be held from July 30 - August 4, 2018 at Indiana State University in Terra haute, Indiana.

The conference fee is $525 and includes housing, food, and program activities. It does not include travel costs. Arrowmen can travel to NOAC with a contingent from our lodge, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending in the conference.

Registration for NOAC is ongoing. You MUST email the Lodge Adviser to get signed up!

2017 Founder's Award Recipients

posted Jan 2, 2018, 10:19 PM by Lodge Adviser

The Founder’s Award was created in 1981 by the National Order of the Arrow Committee to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to the lodge.  The award is reserved for a member who demonstrates to his fellow Arrowmen that he memorializes in his everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by the Order’s founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson.  While the Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction, the Founder’s Award is used to recognize those Arrowmen, youth and adult, who have impacted the Lodge in a positive and lasting way. This is a rare and distinguished honor presented to recognize the spirit of our Founders that is visible in worthy Arrowmen.

Congratulations to this year's Founders Award recipients!

Youth Recipient

Surya Sriram

Surya's extreme dedication and never ending motivation to exceed his assigned responsibilities as Lodge Vice Chief have set him apart from other Arrowmen. He has stepped up to lead the first ever Section Conclave hosted by Achpateuny Lodge in Tokyo, Japan. This willingness to serve his fellow Scouts from the Asia and Pacific Region has drawn the attention of the Lodge, as members rally behind his leadership to prepare for an amazing Section Conclave. Additionally, he has revamped the OA Troop Representative program, resulting in greater communications throughout the Lodge. He truly embodies the spirit of Cheerful Service. 

Adult Recipient

Darrin Nicholson

Mr. Darrin Nicholson most definitely far exceeds his duties and responsibilities as a BSA professional. He simply does not stop giving of his time and energy to fully ensure that the young men of Achapteuny Lodge receive only the best experiences, allowing them to grow by following the Scouting trail. The many and varied occasions that he has stepped in to ensure the success of Achpateuny Lodge culminated in a National Leadership Seminar held in Japan, when he took the reins as Lodge Staff Adviser only days prior to the start. Without his attention to detail and herculean effort, the event would not have been a success for the 32 attendees from the Asia Pacific Region. He truly embodies the spirit of Cheerful Service.

Announcing the 2018 Vigil Candidates!

posted Jan 2, 2018, 10:11 PM by Lodge Adviser

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Brothers who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting or their Scout camp. Congratulations to this year's Vigil Class!  

Youth Vigils

Leland Glenn Jones

Kriston John Halloran

Allen Ellet

Adam Maston

Alexander Sullivan

Ryo Nakamura

Adult Vigils

Dave Nichols

Doug Hymas

Bryan Scott Hammer

Paul Gasperson

Watch for news about their Vigils in the coming months!

Thank you to all Arrowmen who took the time to nominate candidates this year and to the Vigil Selection Committee for their hard work in choosing the best candidates for this prestigious honor.

FEC 65th Anniversary Patches and Lodge T-shirt Flyer

posted Nov 27, 2017, 4:51 AM by Lodge Adviser

2018 is the 65th Anniversary of the Far East Council. Achpateuny Lodge has teamed up with the FEC to create commemorative patches for sale at the normal Lodge Flap and Council Service Patch prices! Also, our LODGE T-SHIRTS have arrived! 

(Lodge Flap available now, CSP will be available shortly, but is able to be ordered) 


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