Turn on the news today and there is always a human interest story of acts of kindness imaginable throughout America. Annually, the Orion District holds their Recognition Banquet (February 4th, 2023) for their most recent Eagle Scouts (of 2022) and the adults who volunteered their time to its youth in the Scouts BSA program, whose life skills are instilled by the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Adult Awards are presented to the Scouts BSA registered volunteers in our communities, those whose acts of kindness has affected the youth of today who will become the adults of tomorrow.


Eagle Rank Requirement Change

Anyone who would like to submit their Eagle application before Citizenship in Society Merit Badge is required must have it submitted no later than June 24th. Applications placed after this date will require Citizenship in Society to earn the Eagle rank due to the time to process an application with National Council.

Questions should be addressed to Kyle DeBlonk.

December OA Chapter Event

The Tatanka Chapter’s Next Event is in December! Come join us at Main Event in Lewisville on December 12th from 1:00-2:30pm. 

We will begin with a chapter meeting and then go bowling. Afterwards we have some time to play games.

Please join us for fun, food, and fellowship. Pizza will be provided for those who attend. 
Please register for the event today at the link provided below. You must sign up to attend by December 3rd. The cost will be $6 plus tax.


Trey Phillips
Second Vice Chief of Communications

URL: d/e/1FAIpQLSccZrdLxTVyyaNNe_ q4YF258rTSeb3gmemuMR9u_ djNOBm47Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Address of Main Event: 2070 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

Order of the Arrow Calendar Reminders

Chapter Chief, Mr. Johnson wishes to remind all members of the following calendar dates and adjustments:

  • Nov 6th OA meeting 1 pm at Double Oak Firestation, this will be instead of the Nov. 7th meeting.
  • Dec. 3-5 is the December Ordeal
  • Dec. 5 there will not be an OA meeting.
  • Feb 25-27 Fellowship and extra ordeal for those tapped out in 2020.
  • April 22-24 Conclave at Kinsey Scout Ranch in Louisiana

O R I O N D I S T R I C T A D U L T A W A R D S F O R 2 0 2 1

To make that occasional “thank you‟ even more special, submit an application for an adult award nomination for the delight in seeing devoted service and devotion to duty being properly recognized.

Please take a few minutes to see if there is someone from your Unit who should be nominated. Please encourage other adult leadership in your unit to nominate deserving scout leaders. 


 *****  or           *****

*****  and make a nomination for your outstanding leader(s). *****

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So please …

  • Orion District has a lot of deserving AND OUTSTANDING adult leadership so it’s Important to submit a nomination. How else will the committee know?
  • The Orion’s Belt District Adult award comes from your unit not the District. This award allows the District to bring distinction to an adult leader in your unit to be recognized outside of your unit by others in the district.
  • If you have nominated someone in the past and they were not selected that year, please nominate them again (previous years nominations are not carried over).
  • Nominee should not be aware of your nomination to avoid any disappointment.

Assistance, please contact Fran Zaccaria at or (817) 948-1047

Conservation Service Hours Available

This Saturday from 8:30 AM to about Noon(ish), Wood Badge will be cleaning up Camp 10 at Sid Richardson. Any youth who needs conservation service hours, this is a great opportunity as there will be weed control, mowing, brush clean up, and more going on. Camp 10 has not been maintained since course approximately 2 years ago, so there is plenty to do. We are also asking any adult who can come help to attend. There is a lot of power tool work to complete.

Please let them know you are coming so they can ensure lunch is available for you. Please notify Brian Moon (