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 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


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!

New Wulamocs Found!

We have extended our library of our newsletter – the Wulamoc – by an additional 46 editions!  That’s right, we’ve added some history from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s to our collection!  They can be found here!  That brings our total online catalog to 82!  Check out the rich history of Octoraro 22!

C5 Staff Registration

We are looking for staff for 2017 C5 (Chester County Council Cub Camporee)!

When: October 14-15, 2017 (afternoon of Saturday into Sunday morning) – you can volunteer for part or all of the weekend.
Where: Paradise Farm Camps, 1300 Valley Creek Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
Who:  Any youth (Boy Scout age) or adult, for staff
What:  We need lots of staff to administer the activities that we have for the Cubs!  The event was a great success in 2016 (over 400 cubs / parents attended), and we want to do it again!
How:  Register here!

Please help us out in making an extraordinary experience for these Cubs!