January 2016 Talking Leaves

2016 Lodge Officers

Congratulations to the 2016 lodge officers. They are:
Lodge Chief: Nathan Goza
Vice-Chief: Joel Hunt
Secretary: Brent Gass
Treasurer: Clarke Poe
For a full officer list, visit

New Lodge Communication Option

Did you know the lodge has a text messaging service? To stay up to date with upcoming events and deadlines, send a text message containing @tali293 to the number 81010.

Lodge Leadership Development Training

University of Scouting is Saturday, February 6th at Brainerd UMC. All Arrowmen are highly encouraged to attend. We will have an OA program that has never before been offered. It is an all-day-training called Lodge Leadership Development (LLD). It will include workshops on topics such as ceremonies, camping, and team-building. This all day training is free to all Arrowmen, youth and adults, and includes lunch, if registered. Register here:

Please do not register via the University of Scouting mailer.

Service Corps at University of Scouting

If you aren’t taking LLD, we need your help with service corps at the University of Scouting. If you are able to help, please contact our Vice Chief, Joel Hunt, to let him know you can assist. You can contact him via our contact form:

2015 Founders Award

Our lodge’s 2015 Founder’s award was given to Dorothy Morris. Mrs. Morris has served as Lodge Secretary Advisor since 2007. During Mrs. Morris tenure she has overseen the conversion of our lodge’s records from paper to digital, she has also served as a publications judge for Conclave and has mentored 5 different lodge secretary’s. Furthermore, Mrs. Morris oversees the registration for all of our lodges events, none of which would happen without her. Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Morris.
Nathan S Goza.
Talidandaganu’ #293
2016 Lodge Chief

Order of the Arrow Prism

Join the Order of the Arrow this summer for Prism, a once-ever experience for youth and adults at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Prism is a four-day, three-night experience at the SBR open to both youth and adults. Participants will experience all of the adventure the Scott Summit Center has to offer, and participate in the inaugural rededication ceremony at the Summit Circle. Each lodge has been given 8 tickets. If you are interested in attending Prism, please email our Lodge Chief, Nathan Goza, via our Contact form ASAP. For information about Prism can be found at

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