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octoraro22headerOctoraro Lodge 22 has over 800 active arrowmen who donate hundreds of service hours annually to help maintain Horseshoe Scout Reservation and encourage camping in Chester County Council. We hope that this site will answer your questions about our lodge. If you have any further questions, feel free to send an email to questions@octoraro22.org.

LLD / Brotherhood Blitz / Fellowship Event

Brothers,

We will be hosting our LLD/Brotherhood Blitz as well as a Fellowship event for all new Ordeal Members the weekend of December 13th and 14th, 2019 at Camp Horseshoe.

The Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) will include a training cell Friday night and Saturday in the AM. New Ordeal Members are invited to join us Friday night, staying at Roberts Lodge. We will be running a Fellowship event that will run 1:00 to 3:30 PM at the Octoraro Lodge Building. This event is an opportunity for you to get to socialize with Brothers within the Lodge in a fun relaxing setting. The Rifle Range will be open for your use. We will also have other games and activities. Immediately following the Fellowship Event, we will be conducting the Brotherhood Blitz. The weekend event will conclude after dinner. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Please register using the link provided. Please be specific with what event(s) you will be attending.

https://cccbsa.doubleknot.com/survey/lodge-22-lld-and-blitz-2019/71803

If you have any questions, please email questions@octoraro22.org

John Porter
Lodge Chief – Octoraro 22

THRIVE – October 19

Lodge members are cordially invited to attend the THRIVE webinar on Saturday October 19, 2019 at the East Goshen Township Building (1580 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380) from 1 – 5 pm.
Food will be provided.
This is a great opportunity to hear from a national perspective regarding challenges the OA faces for engagement of new members and keeping our membership strong, as well as discussing strategies for local implementation with Octoraro 22 lodge leadership.

https://oa-bsa.org/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/banner/thrive_banner.jpg?itok=o3WLYQ1C


C5 Staffing- Volunteers Needed!

October 26th and 27th
Chester County Council Cub Camporee 2019

Volunteer to help Octoraro 22 at the annual Chester County Council Cub Camporee (C5) which  this year will be held at a new location in conjunction with Chester County Council’s 100th Anniversary Camporee.

The Camporee will be October 26th – 27th at Hibernia Park. We will need volunteers throughout the duration of the event, but as it coincides with the Scouts BSA Camporee, we recognize that scouts and scouters make not be able be available the entire time. So this year, we are hoping to get more volunteers by offering shorter shifts.

Follow the link below to sign up, making sure to indicate your preferred activity area and time slot(s). Anyone interested in joining the C5 Committee to help with planning and preparation, please select “Sign me up!” on the last question.

Volunteer signup here: https://forms.gle/FqbmfniiBixsb6417

This is an important event for the Lodge and the Council. It promotes scouting for youth in our area and shows the Cubs how much fun scouting can be which aids in scout retention, as well as recruitment. Please help make it successful again this year by donating as much of your time as you can. The service hours benefit you and our community.

Also, remember that the Cub Scouts look up to the older scouts. Be a good role model by wearing your Class A uniform and OA sash with pride. Additional info will be sent out after you sign up and before C5.

Thanks for all of your effort!

Please visit https://c5cubday.wordpress.com for more information about C5.

New Meeting Location for LEC Meetings

Due to the Council Service Center closing this Spring, the LEC meetings will be in the following location and the following dates / times through January 2020*:
*This does not include the LEC on September 29th which will be at the Fall Fellowship weekend at Camp Horseshoe.

Covenant Community Life Center
384 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355

September 8th

·         1:00 – Steering Committee

·         2:00 – LEC Meeting

November 3rd  

·         1:00 – Steering Committee

·         2:00 – LEC Meeting

December 1st   

·         1:00 – Steering Committee

·         2:00 – LEC Meeting

January 5th    

·         11:00 – Steering Committee

·         12:00 – LEC Meeting

·         1:00 – Award Meeting

·         2:00 – Vigil Meeting

Conclave Workday – May 18th

Brothers, 

We’re almost a month away from putting on this year’s Section NE-6B Conclave – The Carnival of Fellowship! This once in a life time event is being held at Camp Horseshoe on June 7th through 9th.

In order to get camp ready for the Carnival of Fellowship and the summer camping season, the lodge will be holding a workday on May 18th at 9am at Camp Horseshoe.

There are several large projects that WE NEED YOUR HELP COMPLETING! Projects like:

  • Fixing the Gaga pit
  • Fixing Horseshoe pits
  • Campsite cleanup
  • Fixing outdoor classrooms
  • Tent platform repair
  • Lodge building landscaping
  • much more

Please sign up to help out at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1YKMbEAl2bceGhSjYYMNJjr2VVrLdlAd7zTKYQACl8CxCWA/viewform?usp=sf_link

For those who would like to stay at camp on Friday or Saturday night, you are more than welcome to do so. Lunch will also be provided on Saturday. If you are able to come down Friday night, we have plenty of work to complete as well.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me. I look forward to seeing you there!

In Scouting,
Jake Zebley
2019 Conclave Chairman 


Lodge Member Resource and Interest Survey

To best serve our membership, camps, units, and council, the lodge leadership has commissioned this survey of its members to identify our wealth of resources and skills in its members as well as their interests. Please take a few moments to take the survey in the link below.

Note: If you already completed a hard-copy version of the survey at the 2019 April Service Weekend, you do not need to complete this survey – it is the same.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y4ZK_8JAuJxMWQc06Vm55Q6pb9uVvrnN2xmqv2CuPb4

LODGE BANQUET POSTPONED


Due to impending inclement weather this afternoon and evening, the annual lodge banquet scheduled for this evening has been postponed to MARCH 24th, 2019.
The same location and time apply for the postpone date – 4 pm, Downingtown Technical High School.
If you are unable to attend the postpone date and/or would like a refund, please contact annualbanquet@octoraro22.org.
The lodge committee meeting that was scheduled for this afternoon will also be postponed to March 24th at 3 pm.