Sinai Lenape Chapter (OA)

The Sinai Lenape Chapter of the Kanwa tho Lodge represents the Fox River and Root River Districts of the Three Harbors Council. The name means “people of the river.”

The Chapter is currently active and posting activities on their Facebook page:


Questions? Please contact:

Kyle Kaczmarek – Chapter Advisor

Ryan Laffin – Chapter Chief

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Dean Busalacci – Chapter Relations


The items that follow are automatically aggregated from the public posts on the Sinai-Lenape Chapter group page on Facebook. The Fox River District takes no responsibility for these posts, but republishes them here as a service to the Chapter.

** NOAC Update: Friday, Oct 10 ** As of today, we have taken registrations for 41 youth and 21 adults, for a total of 62 signed up in the Kanwa tho contingent. Earlier this week, I upped our request to national to 25 additional spots (from my original request of 15). This would be on top of the 40 we have already confirmed. *If* we get these additional spots, that would put our contingent size at 65. Depending on our final contingent allotment, we may have to make some difficult decisions, as some that want to go to NOAC may not be able to go. If necessary, youth members will generally have priority over adults. The national leadership is at Michigan State University today to meet with officials there to figure out if they can accommodate more attendees at NOAC. I would expect to hear the outcomes of those discussions in the next few days, and would then expect to hear if we get any more spots within a couple of days of that. Stay tuned to this page for the latest updates. When I know anything, I will post it here. In the meantime, if you want to go but haven't registered yet, please do so. Even when we reach our contingent size, there is always the possibility that somebody may drop when more money is due or because schedules change, so we will make use of the wait list. The response to NOAC has been absolutely overwhelming, and I can tell you that lodges all across the country are dealing with these same issues. Thank you for your patience as we try to get as many of you to NOAC as we can. Bob Farrell Lodge Adviser
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Source: Kanwa tho Lodge Facebook Page
I would like to add to the NOAC update posted earlier this evening. As of the end of today, Monday, Oct 6, we have taken 42 registrations for our 40 confirmed slots for NOAC 2015. I have already requested 15 additional slots, but as I posted last week, and from the update from the National Chairman that you can read in the earlier post, there is no guarantee that we will get any more slots. Our initial contingent request of 40 slots was based on the responses I received from an e-mail blast that I sent to all dues-paid lodge members whose e-mail address we have on file (which is about 75% of all members), where I asked their likelihood of attending NOAC 2015. From those responses alone, I estimated about 30 registrations, and optimistically applied for 40 slots. The lodge was immediately billed a non-refundable $100 for each slot by national. However, based on additional queries from lodge members I received after registering for 40 Arrowmen, it quickly became apparent that we would likely quickly fill our 40 spots and likely need more; hence I requested the additional 15 slots last week. In the meantime, further registrations are still being accepted (and encouraged) at the Scout office for our waiting list, in the event we get the additional 15 slots or in the event that somebody in one of the top 40 spots eventually drops out. Youth members will have priority, on a first-come first serve basis. The $100 deposit is still required to secure a spot on the waiting list, at least until we get to 60 registrants. Obviously, the deposit will be refunded if you don't get in. I am overwhelmed by the amazing response for this event by the Kanwa tho Lodge members. I appreciate your patience as we wait to see if we will be granted the additional 15 slots for NOAC 2015. Bob Farrell Kanwa tho Lodge Adviser
Mon, Oct 06, 2014
Source: Kanwa tho Lodge Facebook Page
NOAC udate. Short summary, it's full. We have 40 slots for Kanwa tho Arrowmen that are filled in the order that deposits are received. C-3A | Order of the Arrow, BSAAn important NOAC update from OA National Chairman Ray CappFrom: Ray Capp, National Chairman, Order of the ArrowRe: 2015 National OA Conference Capacity · Current Status: Currently, NOAC is over-subscribed when including those on the wait list. So, we are not able to announce, today, that everyone on the wait list will be able to attend NOAC.· Increasing Capacity: Members of our leadership team will be onsite at MSU this Friday to continue negotiations with the university to secure additional beds. We are intending to secure at least 2,000 more (taking our total to just over14,000). · Youth Preference: Our intent is to maximize the number of youth who attend NOAC. As you manage your lodge's participation, please ensure that youth participation exceeds adult participation. Though this may not be popular with everyone, it is principled on our commitment to youth and their Scouting experience. · Reservation Adjustments: Every bed makes a difference.There are lodges, which at this time, are wait listed. We want to ensure that youth from every lodge in the country are able to be a part of NOAC 2015. We ask each lodge to critically analyze its reservations. If you can give back a handful of spaces (even one makes a difference!) this will impact the opportunity for real boys from another lodge to participate. Your generosity and goodwill are what makes Scouting an amazing organization. · Managing Payments: In a breakfast of ham and eggs, the chicken is involved but the pig is committed. Lodges should actively collect conference fees so that they are not adding unnecessary financial stress upon their council when we charge the initial deposit or the next set of payments on February 1 and May31. Scout Executives should work with the lodge to make sure the financial obligations will be met appropriately. Please be diligent in your financial accountability. · Recruitment and the Wait List: We know that some of you are continuing to recruit to fill additional attendee slots. At this point we expect that we will be unable to meet the full demand on the wait list, even with the best efforts to expand bed space. If you have not added a request to the wait list, it is important you do so, as the wait list will close on October 10th, 2014. Following the close of the wait list we will be better able to address the full scope of lodge needs. We will provide you with an update in the next two weeks; and thank you for your continued partnership and support. All of us are volunteers working to have the best possible outcome available to the greatest number of people. Your flexibility, understanding, patience, and, ultimately, leadership are critical during this time. Thank you for all you do, for who you are, and for what you provide for the Scouts and Scouters in your local council.Believe me,we all want you and your Arrowmen to come to NOAC 2015 as much as YOU do!
Mon, Oct 06, 2014
Source: Kanwa tho Lodge Facebook Page