What's it for?
The Summer Conclave is where we induct members and do service to camp.
What do we do?
Have Fun! Okay, now that you've had the short answer, the longer answer is we help get Cole ready for the upcoming summer camp season. At the same time, we conduct an Ordeal so we can induct new members into our Lodge.
When is it?
It's usually the first weekend in June or so. You can always check the Calendar for details.
Who can come?
The Conclave is open to any member of our Lodge and to candidates elected by their units.
|2009 (35 pictures)|
|2008 (40 pictures)|
|2007 (69 pictures)|
|2006 (15 pictures)|
|2005 (241 pictures)|
|2002 (14 pictures)|
The activity of the Lodge at Cole Canoe base has been limited through the years. The Fall Fellowship has been held at Cole. Over the years Ordeals have been held at the Canoe Base as well. The 1997 Cole Canoe Base Ordeal, held in the Spring saw the construction of the camp's chapel.
The lodge also contributed to Cole Canoe Base through attendance at it's annual Mix Fix, held the first weekend in June each year. Attendance at the service weekend dropped to 6 lodge members in 2001. Arrowmen volunteers worked side by side with Cole summer staff and other volunteers to spruce up the camp for the Summer Camp season, which starts shortly after the Mix Fix.
Noting the decline in interest and the free status of the weekend to all those who volunteered, the 2002 lodge leadership decided to turn the event into a third ordeal opportunity for the year as had been done in the past. This discounted ordeal became known as the Summer Conclave, and there were over 60 in attendance by 2004.
Usual activities included spreading wood chips on the many beautiful trails Cole has to offer. Other projects have included picnic table construction in 2001, helping build the bouldering wall in 2003, and fencing off the far edge of camp in 2005.
Beginning in 2009, the summer ordeal moved to D-bar-A Scout Ranch with an eye towards helping get ready for the summer camp season. Members were encouraged to attend Mix-Fix at Cole Canoe Base and the date was changed to avoid conflicts.
Last updated by History Committee on April 18, 2009