Welcome!

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 Records Migration Project

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.  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSRS9NN

Any questions about the workday or the overall project should be directed to Andrew Coe or Leslie John.  

Sincerely,

Octoraro 22 Lodge Executive Committee

Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) 2016

lld-logo-160-1The Lodge Leadership Development course will be held at Camp Horseshoe on Friday November 4th to Saturday, November 5th 2016, and it’s FREE!

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):

Register here.
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.

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Brotherhood Blitz

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Saturday, November 5 ,2016

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.”

 

  1.  Spirit of the Arrow Booklet 8
  2. How to Prepare for the Brotherhood Blitz
  3.  Brotherhood Question & Answer Sheet   ( password protected )
  4. Brotherhood Letter (Filible, With tips)   ( fillable PDF )
  5. 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.

Chester County Council Cub Camporee – Staff Needed!

Calling all Arrowmen! Please help us staff the Cub Day! We have over 495 adults and Cubs signed-up and ready to have an awesome day of fun, but they need YOU!

Some of the events planned are BB Gun, Archery, Slingshot Paintball, Bottle Rocket launching, Bouldering Wall, Orienteering course, Nature/Environmental Study session — around 14-16different things to participate in.

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Registration starts at 12:00, put tents up, events start at 1:00 & run to 6:00, dinner & then Campfire w/OA in Native-American costume, then Orienteering the next morning after breakfast. 

More info is here: https://c5cubday.wordpress.com/

We will be focusing this year on Cub Scout retention and camp will include an overnight stay. The new location should better enable us to reach out to all 4 Council Districts. Final details are being worked out by the Cub Day Committee. We have 4 Youth running the activity areas to assist the Committee Youth Chair but need help in the activity areas, parking, camping areas.

Please communicate your interest in serving by emailing the Committee at cubday@octoraro22.org.

 

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#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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