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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.

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.

Lodge Building Work Day

Brothers,

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.

Day of Service

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Chester County Council is organizing a countywide Day of Service as part of the Council’s 100th Anniversary events.  In years past the Lodge has held is own Day of Service.  This year the Lodge is partnering with Chester County Council.

This day of service will be the largest Day of Service the Council has ever planned.  About 20-25 Sites throughout Chester County are in the planning stages where a multitude os service opportunities will be offered.  All parts of Scouting will be attending – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Boy Scouts and Venturers.

Our Lodge will need volunteers to participate and about 20-25 “Site Captains.”  The Site Captain will work with the project beneficiary representative at the site to coordinate any administrative issues that may arise during the day and to take attendance.  Also the Site Captain will need to take pictures and send them back to Council for use in other communications and newspapers.

The projects will includes both conservation projects and social service projects.  Convervation projects will count toward the requirements for Life rank.

A special patch will be provided to all participants.

More information to come from the Lodge and the Council.  Be sure to look for additional information in Trailblazer and on the Council Website.  Also more information will be available at the Lodge Banquet.Any questions please e-mail dayofservice@octoraro22.org

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event!

Trail Crew Work Day

Octoraro 22 will be having a Trail Crew work day on March 16, 2019 at Camp Horseshoe from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch will be provided, and don’t forget a water bottle. Please dress for the weather, including long pants for briars. We will have gloves and some tools, but feel free to bring trimmers, rakes, and chainsaws if you have them.

Register here.

LEAD Conference 2019

Brothers,

Excellent training awaits on 1/26/2019!  If you are a lodge committee member, officer, or just want to know more about the Order of the Arrow and how to be a capable leader in the organization, sign-up for  the LEAD conference!

The cost is $25 to register, HOWEVER, the Lodge will reimburse all participants from the lodge, so it’s actually FREE!

Sign-up here!

Lodge Building Work Day

Brothers,

The Octoraro 22 Trustees are looking for both youth and adults members of the lodge who can help work on the Lodge Building on Saturday, December 15th, starting at 8 am. The focus of the work will be on the heating system and renovating the lodge building kitchen.  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.

 

Brotherhood Blitz 2018

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Where: 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 2019 or later).

If you took the Ordeal in 2017 or before, then you are eligible to “seal your membership” at the Brotherhood Blitz. Brothers who took the Ordeal in 2018 are not eligible to
complete Brotherhood until 2019 — ten months must have elapsed since the Ordeal to be eligible for Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood Blitz “publicity flier 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.”

1. Journey’s End (aka “Welcome to the Brotherhood Blitz”) letter
2. Spirit of the Arrow Booklet 8
3. How to Prepare for the Brotherhood Blitz Sheet
4. Brotherhood Questions & Answers Sheet ( password protected )
5. Brotherhood Letter to the Lodge Form ( fillable PDF )
6. Brotherhood Totem Sheet
7. 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.