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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 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.

C5 Staff Signup

Brothers,

We are looking for staff to help with our annual C5 cub event on October 13 and 14 at Paradise Farms in Downingtown. This is the single biggest Scouting event each year and we need lots of staff to help make this event successful. Even if you can only volunteer part of the weekend, we will gladly accept your service.

To register for the event, 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