Lodge LeadershipLodge Officers, Committee Advisers, and Chapter Leadership
Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) The Lodge Executive Committee, also known as the LEC, is the governing body of the Lodge. The LEC follows Robert’s Rules of Order to guide and conduct Lodge business. The LEC is comprised of youth and adult members. The youth members of the LEC are the Lodge Chief, the Lodge Vice-Chiefs, Clan Chiefs, Chapter Chief, and the immediate past Lodge Chief. The adult members of the LEC are the Lodge Adviser, Lodge Associate Advisers, the immediate past Lodge Adviser, the Clan Advisers, the Chapter Advisers, the Council Scout Executive, and the Council Staff Adviser. The adult members of the LEC do not have voting authority, but do have the responsibility to make sure the Lodge adheres to the policies of the Order of the Arrow and the Boy Scouts of America.
LODGE KEY 3
The Lodge Chief’s primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth operation of the Lodge program. This is achieved through frequent and effective communication with the Lodge officers and committee chairmen who have been elected or selected to lead the various Lodge offices and committees. The Lodge Chief presides over the Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) where Lodge business is conducted, and most communication between the Lodge Chief and his officers take place.
The success of the Lodge, is to a great extent, determined by the Chief’s ability to visualize what factors affect success, and help motivate his officers to develop and carry out a plan for success. The ability to lead is critical. Once elected, his obligation to the membership is to live up to their expectations of leadership, to represent the Lodge as it’s spokesman, and to be the Council’s “example” Scout.
The Lodge Adviser is appointed by the Grand Canyon Council Scout Executive. The Lodge Adviser works directly with the Lodge Chief and Scout Executive as a part of the “Key Three.” The Lodge Adviser assists the Scout Executive in guiding the operation of the Lodge program. Typically, the Lodge Adviser also becomes a member of the Council’s Camping Committee.
The Grand Canyon Council Scout Executive holds the title of Supreme Chief of the Fire for the Order of the Arrow. The Scout Executive is the final authority of the Order within the Council, and is his or her job to see that the Lodge adheres to national policy. The Scout Executive is responsible for appointing a volunteer to serve as the Lodge Adviser.
In the Grand Canyon Council, the Scout Executive does not serve as the Staff Adviser for the Lodge, but appoints one of the professional staff to serve in that capacity. The Staff Adviser, as Chief of the Fire, acts on the behalf of the Scout Executive in giving guidance to the Lodge.
Youth Officers, Associate Lodge Advisers, and Committee Advisers
|Vice Chief of Chapter Relations||Vince D.||Chapter Relations Adviser||Michael Kintscher|
|Vice Chief of Communications||Emory S.||Communications Adviser||Stephen Smith|
|Vice Chief of Events||Robert B.||Events Adviser||Michael Forrest|
|Vice Chief of Finance||open||Finance Adviser||Kevin Catalfo|
|Vice Chief of Inductions||William T.||Inductions Adviser||Thomas Tedford|
|Vice Chief of Programs||Mitchell G.||Programs Adviser||Christine Grosjean|
|Vice Chief of Service||Alec D.||Service Adviser||Richard Rader Jr.|
|Registration/Membership Adviser||Bob Hetrick|
|Trading Post||Bill Popescue|
Associate Lodge Advisers assist the Lodge Adviser and other Vice Chief Advisers in delivering the program of the lodge. In a lodge as large as ours, it makes sense to have many Associate Lodge Advisers.