Established June 2001
Chapter "C" of the Tipisa Lodge was formed from the southwest
portion of Chulee Afopkeh which served West Orange District and a
southern portion of Econlockhatchee serving Chickasaw District. Members of the new chapter gathered at the Service Weekend
for cheerful service to Camp La-No-Che. Together they cleaned up the compound area and prepared for
the upcoming camp inspections. All were pleased with how well everyone worked together in
cheerful service. Certainly
that weekend marked the beginning of great things to come for the
newly established chapter.
After the lodge elections on Saturday evening, chapter
elections were held with many adult and youth members in attendance
that were part of the discussions for the new chapter.
When discussing a name for the new chapter, the members
wanted a totem that would fit the leadership and strength of a new
chapter. The chapter
members chose the Eagle as their totem because of the traditional
qualities associated with the great bird: leadership, patriotism,
strength, and the highest rank in scouting. They also wanted to have the Eagle associated with a landmark
of our community. Due
to the blessing of numerous lakes in the chapter, everyone agreed
that the lakes were a great asset. Rick Obermeyer provided American Indian words, Lemhee-Okee,
which means, “Eagle of the Waters”. The chapter members voted to submit the name to the Supreme
Chief of the Fire for his approval. Meanwhile, the district committee voted to name the district,
Sand Lake District.
Thus, a new beginning for the
Lemhee-Okee Chapter of Sand Lake District.
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