The Bylaws or Rules of the Yerba Buena Lodge are posted here to provide Arrowmen, Council Representatives and Parents information pertaining to the operations of Yerba Buena Lodge 719.
YERBA BUENA LODGE RULES-v2.0 (Approved by LEC, 12/12/2022)
(supersedes v1.0, approved 02/10/2021)
I. Mission and Objective
The mission of the lodge is to achieve the purpose of the Order of the Arrow as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America in the council through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected adults. The lodge shall operate under all rules, regulations, and policies of the National Order of the Arrow, including all Operational Updates, and order of the Arrow National publications.
II. Name and Affiliation of the Lodge
The lodge shall be known as Yerba Buena Lodge 719, Golden Gate Area Council No. 023, Boy Scouts of America, and shall be under the supervision of the VP of Programs and administrative authority of the Scout Executive.
A. Election to Membership
The requirement for membership in the lodge shall be as state in the current printing of the Order of the Arrow Handbook and the Order of the Arrow Guide for Officers and Advisers.
B. Brotherhood Membership
Completion of Brotherhood membership shall be in accordance with the requirements in the current printing of the Order of the Arrow Handbook or the Order of the Arrow Guide for Officers and Advisers.
C. Vigil Honor
Attainment of the Vigil Honor shall be in accordance with the requirements in the current printing of the Order of the Arrow Handbook or the Order of the Arrow Guide for Officers and Advisers.
A. Procedures for Inductions shall be in accordance with the Order of the Arrow Handbook, and the Guide to Inductions.
B. Inductions are normally hosted by the lodge with exceptions approved by the LEC.
C. Inductions will be held at the Golden Gate Area Council Camps based on camp availability with exceptions approved by the LEC.
D. A minimum of two Inductions per year will be held (spring and fall as a minimum).
V. Organizational Structure
VI. Lodge Officers
A. Elected Lodge Officers
B. Lodge Key 3
VII. Village Officers
A. Elected Village Officers
B. Village Key 3
VIII. Appointed Committee Chairpersons
IX. Schedule of Elections
X. Term of Office
XI. Removal of Elected Officer or Appointed Committee Chairperson
XII. Lodge and Village Advisers
A. Lodge Adviser and Associate Advisers
B. Village Advisers and Associate Village Advisers
XIII. Lodge Executive Committee (LEC)
A. The Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) shall be the decision-making body of the Lodge. The LEC shall meet monthly and at the discretion of the Lodge Chief with the advice of the Lodge Key Three (Lodge Chief, Lodge Adviser, and Staff Adviser).
B. The LEC consists of the following:
C. The voting members of the LEC shall be:
E. Meeting Schedule
F. Organization Changes
XIV. Lodge Calendar
XV. Lodge Meetings
XVI. Lodge Responsibilities to the Golden Gate Area Council
A. Camping Program
B. Financial Support
C. Optional Responsibilities
XVII. Lodge Awards
The lodge has the following awards to both recognize and incentivize participation:
XVIII. Lodge Finances
XIX. Lodge Identity
XX. Lodge Rules Change Process
XXI. Final Authority
Approved: Michael Hale, 02/08/2023
Scout Executive/CEO – Golden Gate Area Council, #023
Supreme Chief of the Fire – Yerba Buena Lodge 719
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