The 2014 August Howler can be downloaded here.

Gyantwachia Lodge #255 meets on the first Tuesday of every Month.

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The Gyantwachia Lodge #255 Achievement Awards Program
White Wolf Bolo Tie: may be purchased from the lodge trading post for 80%+ attendance during the year. (One per lifetime)


Black given upon induction into Brotherhood Membership
White given upon receiving the Vigil Honor
Red given upon receiving the Distinguished Service Award
Baby Blue given upon receiving the Silver Wolf Award
Gray given upon paying 100 years dues
Green given upon receiving the Founder's Award


Black given for serving actively on the ceremonial team for one calendar year. This award is presented by the ceremonial chairman instead of a lilac bead.
White given for attending a National Order of the Arrow Conference
Brown given upon induction as a lodge elected officer
Turquoise given for attending a National Leadership Seminar/Summit,Mtg
Red given for participating as an OA Trail Crew member
Purple given for serving actively on the Dance Team for one calendar year. Dance Team chairman presents this award instead of a lilac bead.
Gold given for working on the Camp Olmsted Summer Camp Staff (First year award was given was 1999, no recognition is given for prior years service.)
Silver given for National/International Jamboree attendance (First awarded for the 2005 Jamboree)
Glow In The Dark given for publishing articles in the Howler 3 issues in a row


Orange given to both youth and adult members attending an ordeal weekend including their induction weekend.
Red given to youth and adult members who attend a fun day, fellowship day or weekend.
Black given to youth or adult members who attend the family banquet.
Royal Blue given for participating in any workday or service project within the Lodge, excluding ordeal weekend, first aid meets, Klondike derby,lodge snack bars at camporees, etc.
Lime Green given for one year of active membership in the lodge (dues paid and at least one activity) The bead is given out at the annual Family Banquet.
Yellow given for attending the annual section conclave.
Lilac In the case of youth members, this bead is given by the committee chairman to members who have given substantial service to the committee within the past calendar year. The chairman does not receive this bead. In the case of adult members, this bead is given by the chief to adults who serve as advisors without actually holding that office. Limit is one per year per committee.
Baby Blue given to the recipients of the Silver Wolf Award in a given year.
Gray given upon induction to the Lodge Chief for each term to which he is elected.
Pink given upon election to a section or higher office, A section chief would receive one pink and one gray bead.
Glow In the Dark given for each issue of the Howler that includes an article you authored.
Brown given for each Lodge Meeting you attended.