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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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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Trail Crew Weekend

AN URGENT CALL FOR VITAL SERVICE!

Octoraro 22 will be hosting a trail crew day this weekend (3/12-13) at Camp Horseshoe! Any and all help during the weekend is appreciated! We will meet at 9 am at the HQ building and lunch will be provided.

We are repairing our bridge and fire circle and need Arrowmen to help move material, do trail work, and cut wood (certified chainsaw operators w/ chainsaws).

This impacts the entire lodge, as we will finally be reopening our nationally-renowned lodge circle for ceremonial use in April. 

Be part of the crew that “got it done”!

OA Fire Circle

#LEAD

Coming up in 2016, there is a unique opportunity to get some top-notch training from the section, regional and national leadership!

#LEAD is a training event being hosted by Sections NE-6A and NE-6B, featuring Arrowmen from all over the 8 lodges in the 2 sections – Kitatinny 5, Sasquesahanough 11, Nentico 12, Nentego 20, Octoraro 22, Wunita Gokhos 12, Guneukitschik 317 and Amangamek-Wipit 470.

The event will be on January 23rd, 2016 (weather date: January 30th) at the Carroll County Community College (click here for directions).

The event cost is FREE to the first 50 Arrowmen who signup. For those who want to travel by bus with the contingent, there is a $15 fee per person. Information about bus travel is in the registration link below.

Register here!

Below are the listing of the various tracks that you can attend when you register (click READ MORE):  There is something for everyone!

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