This page contains many important documents for the lodge.

  • Lodge Officer Petition: here
    • Expectations of a Lodge officer:  here
    • Serving as a lodge officer is a unique and exciting opportunity
    • You are making a commitment of your time, talent and energy!
    • Petitions must be approved by the Scout Executive/Lodge Staff adviser
    • Fill this form out online, then print it off for your signature(s) and turn it into the Lodge Adviser by Friday May 17, 2019
  • Arrowman of the Year/Honor Arrowman Nomination: here
    • Arrowman of the Year and Honor Arrowman are the lodge’s highest honors, the former of which is given to only one youth and one adult per year.
    • Any Arrowman may nominate any other Arrowman for these awards, and there are no prerequisites for these awards.
    • The deadline for submission of these nomination forms is Monday, December 31, 2018.
  • Vigil Honor Nomination Form: here
    • This is the official form for Vigil Honor nominations for 2019. Forms must be submitted by Thursday , January 31, 2019  through the Vigil Nominations page.
    • All information pertaining to the Vigil Honor can be found in your Order of the Arrow Handbook or by clicking here.
    • Any Arrowman may nominate any other Arrowman for the Honor, provided that the Arrowman being nominated has been a Brotherhood member for at least two years at the time of the nomination.
    • The following information is from the Order of the Arrow’s Guide for Officers and Advisers. More detailed information is available in your Order of the Arrow Handbook. The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen 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. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.
  • Dues Payment: here
    • You can pay your 2019 dues online on the Michigan Crossroads Council’s website.
    • Dues for 2019 are $15.
  • Takachsin Handbook: here
  • The Challenges of Brotherhood: here
    • This document is password protected. To download the file, enter the following information:
    • Username: ordeal
    • Password: enter the Admonition, completely lowercase and no spaces
  • Elangomat/Nimat Handbook: here
  • First Year Arrowman Application
    • Youth Application: here
    • Adult Application: here
  • Elangomat Patch Program: here


Check whether your dues are paid and, if they're not up-to-date, pay them on the Michigan Crossroads Council's website.

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Lodge Minutes

Are you interested in knowing what your lodge Executive Committee is discussing? Download the minutes here.

Event Registration

Click on the name of the event to go to its registration page.

Unit Election Resources

Scoutmaster Letter: here
Pre-Election Checklist: here
Youth Election Form: here
Adult Nomination: here
Unit Elections Video: here
Unit Election Evaluation Form: here
Election Request: here
Ballot Generator: here

OA National Resources

OA National Site: here

Electronic Newsletter

Our newsletter, The Guardian’s Call, is emailed to all members once per quarter. Archives of old newsletters can be found on this page!

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