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 Octororo 22 member, youth 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!

Vigil Honor Nominations

The Vigil Honor is a recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following:

Octoraro Lodge 22 — Order of the Arrow — Horseshoe Scout Reservation — Boy Scouts of America

An Arrowman nominated for the Vigil Honor must exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service. Additionally, the Vigil Honor is bestowed not only for what the Arrowman has done in the past, but also for what he is expected to do in the future.

Any person may nominate an eligible Arrowman for selection to the Vigil Honor. The nominator does not have to be a Vigil Honor member, an Arrowman, or even registered with the Boy Scouts of America. However, self-nominations will never be considered and will most likely jeopardize any future nominations submitted on that Arrowman’s behalf.

The Vigil Honor selection committee convenes in early January to select Octoraro Lodge 22’s recipients for the Vigil Honor. At that time, the nominee must:

  • Be a member of Chester County Council, with all registration requirements fulfilled;
  • Be a member of Octoraro Lodge 22, with his lodge dues paid; and
  • Have completed his Brotherhood at least two (2) full years prior to the date of selection.

The deadline for submission is December 1st. Nominations will not be accepted at the selection meeting — no exceptions will be granted for any reason. Nominations received after the deadline will be held for the following year.

Please click on the link to the fillable or printable forms and follow the directions for submission.

Conclave 2017!

Conclave is fast approaching!  Have you signed up?

Where: Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation
When: June 9 – 11, 2017
Who: Any Octoraro 22 arrowmen!
What: Conclave is a fun experience, meeting new members from Section NE-6B which includes 5 lodges from neighboring areas.  It’s a time for training, fun activities, growing your understanding of the OA, excellent food, and amazing shows.
Why:  It’s a lot of fun!  Octoraro 22 always outdoes themselves going to conclave, taking the cheerful spirit of the Order to the next level.  You don’t want to miss it!
How: www.octoraro22.org/register

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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