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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.

#PRISM

Back in June 2016, 7 brothers from Octoraro 22 traveled to Summit Bechtel Reserve to enjoy the relatively new high adventure base, provide some service to the camp, and rededicate themselves to the high ordeals of the Order.  Here is a sampling of pics from the event!

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Blood and Food Drive – Day of Service 2016

Brothers,

 

Summer is starting in June, and blood donations are becoming more and more in demand because of donors vacationing. Because our lodge is doing a blood drive for our Day of Service project, we encourage you to go out this month and donate blood to one of the blood drives in our county. Also, in September, we will host a blood drive ourselves. Please make sure that when you donate in June, you will also be eligible to donate during the September weekend.     (Blood donations must be at least 56 days apart.) Blood drives that you can attend are below. Please remember that you must be at least 17 and over 110 lbs. in order to donate blood.

 

Red Cross Blood Drives in Chester County Council Area June 13 – 30, 2016

West Chester Area

6/14/2016 Marshallton United Methodist Church 1282 W. Strasburg Rd., West Chester, PA 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

6/16/2016 Calvary Lutheran Church 730 S. New St., West Chester, PA 12 noon to 7:00 PM

6/22/2016 Mitch’s Market Street Gym 322 W. Market St., West Chester, PA 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Downingtown Area

6/13/2016 East Brandywine Township Building 1214 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

6/24/2016 West Whiteland Township Building 101 Commerce Dr., Exton, PA 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Avondale – Kennett Square Area

6/27/2016 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother 8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM

6/29/2016 Episcopal Church of the Advent 401 N. Union Ave., Kennett Square, PA 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Oxford Area

6/16/2016 Oxford Presbyterian Church 6 Pine St., Oxford, PA 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Paoli – Devon – Malvern Area

6/13/2016 Penn State Great Valley 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA 12 noon to 5:00 PM

6/17/2016 Paoli Hospital 255 W. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, PA 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

6/19/2016 Congregation Or Shalom 835 Darby-Paoli Rd., Berwyn, PA 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

6/20/2016 Wayne Presbyterian Church 125 Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Phoenixville Area

6/29/2016 St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church 2300 Kimberton Rd., Kimberton, PA 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

West Chester Donor Center 523 E. Gay St., West Chester, PA 1-800-733-2767

Mondays: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (whole blood and platelet donations)

Tuesdays: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. (platelet donations)

Wednesdays and Thursdays: – 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. (whole blood donations)

Fridays: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (platelet donations)

Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (whole blood and platelet donations)

Sundays: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (whole blood and platelet donations)

 

Also, our lodge wanted to add in a food drive as well. The summer break for schools are approaching quickly. That means that many children will go without free lunch for the whole summer. In response to that, we need to all donate food for them. The Day of Service committee wants to start a peanut butter and jelly food drive. The jars of peanut butter and jelly last longer and can be made into more meals for children. Please bring all of your food donations to Headquarters during the June weekend.

 

It means a lot to our community that we are willing to step in and help with the needs that they require assistance with. Please do what you can to make our community a better place.

From,

The Day of Service Committee

90th Anniversary Celebration at Camp Hilldale

In celebration of our 90th Anniversary, we will return to Camp Hilldale, the site where E. Urner Goodman inducted the first Charter Members of Octoraro Lodge in 1926. The event is Sunday May 22nd, 2016 at 4pm.

Parking will be located at:
The Goddard School in Marshallton
630 Sugars Bridge Rd
West Chester PA, 19380

Shuttle service to the Hilldale Site will begin at 3pm. Last Shuttle to Hilldale will leave no later than 3:45. There is absolutely no parking at the Hilldale Site.

The Celebration will last approximately 1 hour and refreshments will be served. The event is rain or shine.

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Trail Crew Weekend

AN URGENT CALL FOR VITAL SERVICE!

Octoraro 22 will be hosting a trail crew day this weekend (3/12-13) at Camp Horseshoe! Any and all help during the weekend is appreciated! We will meet at 9 am at the HQ building and lunch will be provided.

We are repairing our bridge and fire circle and need Arrowmen to help move material, do trail work, and cut wood (certified chainsaw operators w/ chainsaws).

This impacts the entire lodge, as we will finally be reopening our nationally-renowned lodge circle for ceremonial use in April. 

Be part of the crew that “got it done”!

OA Fire Circle