Our Lodge

Nataepu Shohpe Lodge was created in 2012 as Nacha Tindey and Indian Drum Lodges merged. This merge was necessitated by the Area 2 Project, which sought to streamline Scouting in Michigan. Many changes were made, including the consolidation of nine councils in the state down to four. Our council, the President Gerald R. Ford Council, serves 25 counties in western and northwestern Michigan, including the Grand Rapids, Cadillac, and Traverse City areas. You can use the bar at the top of this website to navigate and learn more about our lodge, including the name of your chapter and where it meets, as well as event information.


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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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