Tantamous Lodge Advisers

Lodge Advisers

Lodge Adviser

Mark

Vecchione

Associate Adviser for Program

Justin

Crisafulli

Associate Adviser for Inductions

John

Houlihan

Associate Adviser for Communications

Vacant

Associate Adviser for Chapter Operations

Mike

Josti

Associate Adviser for Administration

Michael

O’Keefe

Associate Adviser for Finance

Scott

O’Brien

Lodge Staff Adviser

Ian

Furst

Chapter Advisers

Manomet

Tim

O’Neil

Japeechen

Chris

Schultz

Ktemaque

Jeff

Maloney

Taunckacoo

Stephen

Lavoie

Musketahquid

Nancy

Goldberg




Tantamous Lodge Officers

Lodge Officers

Lodge Chief

Dn H.

Troop 100 Westborough

Vice Chief of Program

Vacant

Vice Chief of Inductions

Alex G.

Troop 12 Framingham

Vice Chief of Communications

Noah S.

Troop 41 Abington

Vice Chief of Chapter Operations

Johnathan N.

Troop 49 Kingston

Vice Chief of Administration

Vacant

Lodge Treasurer

Sam M.

Troop 64 Plymouth

Chapter Chiefs

Manomet

Adam H.

Troop 9 Plymouth

Japeechen

Vacant

Ktemaque

Vacant

Taunckacoo

Jake H.

Troop 126 Franklin

Musketahquid

Grace W.

Troop 29 Waban




Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Update

In the midst of uncertainty, turmoil, and change, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Strong leadership is essential in helping us navigate through rough waters and the Tantamous Lodge has been blessed with exceptional leadership! Several of our Lodge’s youth leaders have gone on to serve in key positions for our Area and at the National level of the Order of the Arrow. We are proud of these young leaders and all they have and will accomplish as they serve this great organization! In addition to our youth leaders, our adult advisors have played a significant role in developing the qualities in our young people that have led to their elevation to these esteemed positions. I want to personally thank Josh Paulin for serving as Tantamous’ first Lodge Advisor and setting us on a path toward greatness. For the past year, Candy Martel has served as our Lodge Advisor, through one of the most challenging years anyone can remember. The dedication, commitment, flexibility, and grace she has shown through this year is truly amazing! Her contributions will pay dividends for generations to come.

As we begin a new year, we have our third Lodge Advisor stepping up to assist in the development of the youth in Tantamous Lodge. Mark Vecchione will serve as our new Lodge Advisor and will guide our Lodge through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I am excited about our youth and adult leadership and look forward to seeing all they will do to serve the brotherhood in the coming months.

In Brotherhood,

Bryan Feather
Scout Executive
Supreme Chief of the Fire




Vigil Honor Nominations

The Tantamous Lodge is now accepting nominations for the Vigil Honor.

Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavors.

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following:

  • Lodge
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Scouting community
  • Scout Camp

Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting and in good standing in a regularly chartered lodge is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor provided that, at the time of the recommendation, the individual has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years. A lodge may nominate a maximum of two percent of their registered Arrowmen once a year, through the Vigil Honor petition, found in the annual re-charter packet. At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.

Nomination Form




Congratulations to the OA Executive Committee

Over 70 members attended the banquet at The Crystal Room in Milford. With an evening of fun and fellowship, Arrowmen join together to celebrate the awarding of the Founder’s Awards as well as the Vigil Call out ceremony. Tristan N. and staff adviser Stephen Lavoie were selected for the Founder Awards while Josh B., Jason H., Matthew M., Isaac N., Sam P., George Brenckle and Nancy Goldberg received the call out for Vigil.

To end the evening, the lodge conducted its yearly election of youth officers. Tristan N. was elected as Lodge Chief, John G. as Vice Chief of Program, Isaac N. as Vice Chief of Inductions, Michael G. as Secretary and Owen O as Treasurer. Congratulations to our 2017 Lodge Executive Committee!