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.

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.


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


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.



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.

Lodge Building Work Day


The Octoraro 22 Trustees are looking for both youth and adult members of the lodge who can help work on the Lodge Building on Saturday, March 2, starting at 9 am. The focus of the work will be on finishing the kitchen and working on the heating system. We need as much help as possible to get the lodge building in tip-top shape for conclave, so please help us out!

If you have any questions, please contact the Trustees at trustee@octoraro22.org.