Office of the Lodge Chief

Greetings Arrowmen and Non-Arrowmen Alike!

In 2014 I became a member of this organization, and it forever changed my life.

After serving as the Lodge Vice Chief of Administration and resigning after being elected the Section Secretary of Section C-6B, I am so excited to be back home to serve as your friendly neighborhood lodge chief.

Through my nearly decade long journey in Scouting, I have been guided by phenomenal and faithful mentors. These were people who took time out of their hectic lives to show interest in me and my vision and dreams. Without them, I would not be anywhere close to where I am today.

In fact, after I crossed over into Boy Scouts, I became inactive for over a year and didn’t recharter, but it was my mother and brother who pushed me to rejoin and give it another chance. And the rest, as they say, is history. That’s my “Why.”

If you’re a new arrowmen, I invite you to give the lodge a chance. The Order of the Arrow has some pretty cool opportunities. Only through the OA have I had the chance to travel through eight different states, and two of the BSA’s high adventure bases! Do yourself a favor and get involved with a committee, bring your friends to our fellowships, or be an elengomat. I promise it will be well worth it!

If you’re a “veteran” with us, I encourage you to be that mentor. Wear your OA sash proudly and lead a life of service so others may follow your example. Offer rides to younger arrowmen and encourage your troop members to stick with the program. We know that we’ve made so many lifelong friends and memories in this organization, and it’s time to let the world know.

As always, my door is always open for any questions, concerns, life advice, or whimsical ramblings (and dank memes for my younger peers). Throughout this next year’s journey, I challenge you to join me in finding your call to service.

What’s your why?

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Cory D. Johnson  |  Lodge Chief
Mawat Woakus Lodge #449
C- (419) 388-6445