The most recent edition of the National Bulletin shines a spotlight on Octoraro Lodge 22 as a “High Performance Lodge” and discusses how we manage to attain that distinction. Check out the excerpt from the National Bulletin.
Octoraro Lodge 22 is having its annual Day of Service for the Chester County Community on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
This year the Lodge is working with the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to plant about 135 trees and bushes along Plum Run, a tributary to the Brandywine River to reduce erosion and run-off, promote beautification, and create habitats for wildlife. Brandywine Red Clay Alliance is a non profit which provides conservation education and protects the Brandywine River and Red Clay Creek watersheds in central and southern Chester County. The location for the Day of Service is at 1056 Lenape Road (Route 52) West Chester, PA 19382. Signs will be placed where to park. Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. Work begins at 9:00 a.m. Please bring shovels, rakes and work gloves. Also bring a bag lunch and water. Stay as much or a little time as you want. This counts toward conservation and service hours for rank advancements! This is open to all scouts, including Cub Scouts and those not in the Order of the Arrow.
Here is the link to register.
Any questions please contact the Day of Service Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!