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

Brothers,

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

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!

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.