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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.

2018 NOAC Patch Sets

There are still 2018 NOAC patch sets available for purchase.  These patch sets include 3 two-piece patches that were made available during the 2018 NOAC at Indiana University.  If you would like to purchase a 2018 NOAC patch set, click here.

2019 Lodge Officer Nominations – Submit Your Name!

Looking to flex your leadership muscles next year?  We are currently looking for lodge officer candidates to run for office for the 2019 year. This is a great opportunity to serve your lodge and improve upon your leadership skills.

The available offices are: Lodge Chief, Vice Chief x 2, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Corresponding Secretary.

But what qualifies someone to run for office?

1. Candidates must be under the age of 21 for the entire length of their officer service (i.e. all of 2019).

2.  The candidates must be lodge members in good standing.

3. All officer candidates needed to submit a letter of intent to the nominations committee, the lodge chief, and the lodge adviser, and chief candidates have to also submit a letter of recommendation from their scoutmaster, a former lodge chief, or a former lodge adviser to the same 3 groups – nominations committee, lodge chief, and lodge adviser. Email them here.

4. Lodge Chief candidates only – you must have already served at least 1 year on the lodge committee.

Please send your information for #3 above by Friday 9/21 to be eligible to run.

Thank you, and we look forward to having a fun and competitive election!

In Brotherhood,

Nominations Committee

2018 Day of Service

Octoraro Lodge 22 is having its annual Day of Service for the Chester County Community on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

This year the Lodge is working with the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to plant about 135 trees and bushes along Plum Run, a tributary to the Brandywine River to reduce erosion and run-off, promote beautification, and create habitats for wildlife. Brandywine Red Clay Alliance is a non profit which provides conservation education and protects the Brandywine River and Red Clay Creek watersheds in central and southern Chester County. The location for the Day of Service is at 1056 Lenape Road (Route 52) West Chester, PA 19382. Signs will be placed where to park. Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. Work begins at 9:00 a.m. Please bring shovels, rakes and work gloves. Also bring a bag lunch and water. Stay as much or a little time as you want. This counts toward conservation and service hours for rank advancements! This is open to all scouts, including Cub Scouts and those not in the Order of the Arrow.

Here is the link to register.

Any questions please contact the Day of Service Chairman at dayofservice@octoraro22.org.

2018 Annual Lodge Banquet Award Winners

Congratulations to all the award recipients at this year’s banquet!  The unwavering commitment of these individuals in providing service to the lodge, HSR, and Chester County Council – which are the means to provide a quality program for our BSA youth – is a testament to their character and dedication.  Thank you for all that you do!

Achgeketum Award: Jeff Schaefer.
Chesimus Wulihan Award: Andrew D. and Bevan W.
Wipinquoak Award: Frank DiMarzio
Most Valuable Arrowman Award (new for 2018): Kolbe B.
Founder’s Award: Jake Zebley and Tom Savoy
Vigil Honor Candidates: Eric Allison, Ann Babb, Alec B., Kolbe B., Becky Ekins, Dylan Seace, Jared Seace, Sherry Seace, Art Taylor, Steven W.

Ceremonies Team Info Session at Urban Air Trampoline Park

Brothers,

Our ceremonies team is having a fellowship and recruitment event at Urban Air Trampoline Park & Warrior Obstacle Course in Downingtown, PA on March 18th from  6:30pm to 8:00pm. There will be a brief informational session before an hour of jump time. Food and a beverage will be provided. This event will be free for those in attendance. During the informational session we will cover what being involved as a member of our inductions team is like and what opportunities we have for both new and old brothers. We are currently in the planning process for this event and are trying to get a head count. If you are interested in attending, please email ceremonies@octoraro22.org.

Emailing us will serve two purposes, help us prepare for the turnout and allow you to subscribe to future updates about the event.

Yours in Scouting,

Max Weiser, Ceremonies Chairman
Chad Martin, Ceremonies Adviser
Jeff Schaefer, Co-Ceremonies Adviser

Trail Crew Day Rescheduled!

All are invited to join the Octoraro Lodge Trail Crew on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. 
Interested volunteers should meet at the Camp Horseshoe parking lot by 9am. Crews will finish by 3pm.
Lunch will be provided, but don’t forget a water bottle.

Register here!

Troop Representative Training

Want to learn how to be an effective OA troop representative?  Want to learn the duties of an OA Assistant Scoutmaster?

This training is for YOU!

For both YOUTH and ADULT OA Troop representatives, there is training available Sunday February 4th, 2018 at 1 pm at the Council Service Center.

Please sign up here!