Octoraro 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 email@example.com.
Update: Due to the weather conditions, the trail crew work day has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule later in the spring.
Mark your calendars! There will be a Trail Crew work day on Saturday March 18th, 2017 at Camp Ware from 9 am to 3 pm. All are welcome to help out! We will be clearing the Green trail that snakes along the Octoraro creek.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information on the Trail Crew, click here.
The following is a link to sign up for the workday.
Date: April 2nd, 2017
Time: 12:30 PM – Lunch Provided
Where: Chester County Council Service Center, West Chester, PA
Octoraro Lodge 22 will be conducting a Troop Representative Summit. The Troop Representative Committee (Youth) will present expectations, duties/responsibilities of an involved Order of the Arrow Troop Representative (Youth). This is a leadership position the qualifies for all Boy Scouts ranks. The Troop Representative serves as the conduit of communication between the Troop and the Lodge. We are here to aid you in fulfilling that role and for you to maximize your leadership opportunity within the Troop and Lodge.
Please register here.
Octoraro Lodge 22 has scheduled a very special workday for Saturday December 10th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Council Service Center so that we can work on Lodge Records migration. This workday will help us with Phase 3 of the project – to take scanned PDFs of inactive members’ records and transfer them to a spreadsheet for importing into our records’ database, Lodgemaster.
For those that are able to come, we ask those who are bringing laptops to ensure that Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat Reader (or regular Adobe Acrobat) are installed on their laptops. Most PC laptops will have these installed already. The laptop will also need to have a working USB port. We are asking those who have more than 1 laptop to bring them in case others cannot bring a laptop.
Lunch will also be provided to those assisting with the records migration.
This will be a HUGE help for our records keeping. We will eventually be able to house all our records in 1 place – our database – rather than several places at present.
If you are able to help, please register at the link below. It is critical that you register if coming so we can prepare resources for the project accordingly.
Octoraro 22 Lodge Executive Committee
If you are a lodge officer for 2016/2017 or a lodge committee member, this training course is required. Please sign up at the link below (also allows you to schedule for Brotherhood Blitz):
Start Time: November 4th, 7 pm
End Time: November 5th, 7pm
We will be cabin camping, so prepare for that and bring your class A with ash. Meals will be provided.
Goodman Pavilion, Camp Horseshoe
The Brotherhood Blitz is an opportunity for an eligible Ordeal member to complete Brotherhood in one afternoon, outside of a lodge weekend. There is no cost… it is FREE ! However, your dues must be current (paid for 2016 or later).
If you took the Ordeal in 2015 or before, then you are eligible to “seal your membership” at the Brotherhood Blitz. Brothers who took the Ordeal in 2016 are not eligible to complete Brotherhood until 2017 — ten months must have elapsed since the Ordeal to be eligible for Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood Blitz “publicity flyer and FAQ” has all the details about this event.
Interested Ordeal members should download all the following documents to be ready for the Brotherhood Blitz… the pace is fast… it is essential to “Be Prepared.”
- Spirit of the Arrow Booklet 8
- How to Prepare for the Brotherhood Blitz
- Brotherhood Question & Answer Sheet ( password protected )
- Brotherhood Letter (Filible, With tips) ( fillable PDF )
- Brotherhood Blitz Schedule
The letter form is for your convenience, it is not required. If you choose to use it, you must print a copy, sign it, and turn it in at the Brotherhood Blitz — do not e-mail it. Alternatively, you can use your favorite word processor, or a pen, to write your letter in the traditional manner.
The password for the Brotherhood Question & Answer Sheet is the fifth word of the title on page 11 of the 2015 edition of the Order of the Arrow Handbook; it is on page 10 in earlier editions.
Do not be intimidated… Brotherhood is not difficult… it is about choosing to learn more about the Order of the Arrow and understanding all the opportunities available within the lodge.