LLT

The following table at the bottom of the page lists the officers and advisers responsible for the various teams and offices of the Octoraro 22 Lodge Leadership Team.  Also listed are the duties for which each team or office is responsible. Clicking on the team name will allow you to email the members of that team or position. The Lodge Leadership Team meets the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm at PARC (except for service weekends). Refer to the lodge calendar for specific dates.
Click here for a list of previous Meeting Minutes for the Lodge Leadership Team.
 
Click the following link for the Bylaws:  Lodge Bylaws

 

2021 Documents

2021 Lodge Calendar

2021 Lodge Budget

Click here for the Unit Visitation Packet.

Click here to see the Octoraro Lodge 22 organization chart.

Here is a listing of the current youth and adult leaders in the Lodge Leadership Team.

Position Name Description
Lodge Chief Ben Merklee The Chief is the top youth leader of the lodge. He serves as the chairman of the executive committee, appoints committee chairmen, and supervises the work of other officers and committees. He conducts and presides over all regular meetings and activities of the Lodge
Previous Lodge Chief John Porter The immediate past Lodge Chief is an official member of the executive committee. His role is to assist in the transition of leadership and to lend advice and experience to the new administration.
Administrative Vice Chief Nick D. The Administrative Vice Chief is in charge of the following teams: Projects, Troop Representatives , and Unit Elections. He assures that each of his teams follow their specific jobs.
Program Vice Chief Dean W. The Program Vice Chief is in charge of the following teams: Native American Affairs, Troop Representative and Fellowship. He assures that each of his committees follows their specific jobs.
Corresponding Secretary Sean W. The corresponding secretary keeps record of all lodge correspondence. He assumes complete responsibility for the publishing of an interesting and informative newsletter, “WULAMOC”, at least four times a year.
Recording Secretary Sean D. The Recording Secretary keeps precise minutes of all lodge leadership team meetings. He is responsible for keeping the lodge membership records in order and updated, including records of attendance at all lodge functions. He is also responsible for candidate registration at ordeal weekends and for preparing membership cards.
Treasurer Elena M. The Treasurer is responsible for the creation and upkeep of the lodge budget. He is also responsible for keeping an inventory, and for the sale, of all lodge insignia, emblems, and supplies.
Trustees

Mark Lisle

Francis Purcell IV

Dave Seace

The board of trustees shall be the custodians of all real property over which the lodge has the use or control. The board shall make the rules and regulations governing the use of this property. The youth and adult trustee positions are currently included in an upcoming bylaw revision.
Lodge Adviser Gus Sauerzopf The Lodge Adviser assists and advises the lodge executive committee and offers suggestions and help as needed to improve the lodge program.
Associate Lodge Advisers

Andrew Coe

Leslie John 

John McCabe

The Associate Lodge Adviser assists the Lodge Adviser and helps advise the lodge leadership team. They help advise the adults of their role in the OA.
Staff Lodge Adviser Jake Segal The Lodge Staff Adviser serves as a professional staff adviser and acts as the link between the council and the lodge.
Scout Executive Jeff Spencer The Scout Executive/CEO is the Supreme Chief of the Fire.
Trail Crew

Andrew B.

Leigh Sifford

The Trail Crew Team Lead works with the Reservation Rangers in going around the reservation and restoring trails. They organize workdays throughout the year and works the Reservation Director in working on trails at a wildlife preserve that is adjacent to the reservation, Goat Hills Public Wild Plant Sanctuary.
Projects Jake H.

 

Stuart Watson

The Projects Team organizes projects for the lodge weekends in cooperation with the council projects committee and the camp rangers. The team ensures that Ordeal weekend notices, job lists, and reservation cards are sent out. The committee also organizes lodge membership into work crew with competent adult crew leaders on Ordeal weekends. Coordinates community service projects, and makes sure that the lodge completes enough community service to qualify for Quality Lodge.
Communications

Collin W.

Dean W.

Ben Merklee Sr.

This team is responsible for the upkeep of the website, maintaining the Lodgelist mailing list, keeping track of the radios at the weekends, the Lodge Teams email list, and also emergency contact for brothers during the weekend.
LLD

Open

Zach Ratliff

The LLD (Lodge Leadership Development) team is responsible for putting together the Lodges annual LLD. They are responsible for finding trainers and putting together the training syllabus for the day.
Ceremonies and Costumes

Open

Sasha C.

Jeff Schaefer

Chet Darlington 

This team is in charge of maintaining all of the lodge costumes for ceremonies and troop use.  For requesting costumes, use this link.  For general costume inquires, click “Costumes” to the left.

They are also in charge of facilitating the smooth operation of any and all ceremonies, except the Vigil. The Ceremonies team also coordinates the Dance and Drum Team, as well as responsible for the upkeep and replacement of regalia used at all call-outs, pageants, and ceremonies.

Nominations John T.

 

Matt Candy

The Nominations team prepares in advance a slate of candidates for lodge officers and trustees, and prepares “campaign literature” for lodge officer nominees.
Troop Representative Emory C.

 

Rich Boclair

The Troop Representative team creates and maintains an active list of unit troop representatives and promotes the troop representative program. The team is also responsible of making sure that each troop has a trained Troop Rep. that is receiving information from the Lodge during the Lodge meetings. Troop Reps. Are encouraged to attend the monthly Lodge meetings.
Ordeal

Sam B.

Tom Bartlett

Steve Carroll

Raul Laguna

The Ordeal team is responsible for staging a smooth running Ordeal. The team secures Elangomats and supervises all aspects of the ordeal process.
Brotherhood

Anthony W.

Brian White

The Brotherhood team administers the Brotherhood test and verifies that Ordeal members are prepared for the Brotherhood membership in the lodge.
Vigil Honor

Matt S.

Barb Meyers

The Vigil Honor team is responsible for nominating suitable candidates for the Vigil Honor, organizing an election for these nominees, organizing the call-out ceremony at the Lodge Banquet, and organizing the induction of Vigil Honor members into the lodge.
Unit Elections

Katie S.

Elena M.

John Ackroyd

The Unit Elections team is responsible for contacting and giving all troops the opportunity to hold an election. The committee sees that all elections are performed correctly and the results from elections are recorded and kept on record. The team also assists in arranging for call-out ceremonies and issues candidate invitation letters.
Conventions

Padraic Richardson

Raul Laguna

Sherry Seace

The Conventions team promotes all section, regional, and national events. The team organizes a delegation for the section conclave and national conference.
Camping Promotions and Winter Camp Staff Open

 

 

Kyle K.

Bill Frazier

The Active Camping Committee sponsors council wide programs or projects that will provide more camping. The committee is responsible for maintaining a slideshow or video on council camping and making it available to all units of the council.The Committee is also responsible for keeping, publishing, and distributing an organized up to date booklet/CD showing camping places for troops to use in their camping programs.

The Winter Camp Staffing Committee is responsible for recruiting staff (troops) to attend each winter camp weekend. These staffs will promote a program for the weekend.

Banquet Owen C.

 

 

AJ DiAntonio

The Banquet team is in charge of the banquet.
Day of Service  Jimmy B.

 

 

Chester Darlington

This team is responsible for organizing a county-wide Day of Service for 2021.
C5

Melissa Pendill

The Cub Day team lead is responsible for the annual Chester County Council Cub Camporee. The goal of this project is to introduce Cub Scouts to Camping, and to encourage them to invite a friend to join the program as well as Cub Scout retention.
Fellowship

Ally R.

Matt Carden

The Fellowship team is responsible for creating and administering fellowship events throughout the year.
NOAC 2022 Padraic R.

 

Sherry Seace

This team is committed to promoting NOACs and facilitating a lodge contingent to this event. The NOAC 2022 chairman works to prepare the NOAC contingent for the 2022 NOAC.
Food Service Aiden B.

 

Tom Savoy

The Food Service Manager helps coordinate the food orders update to the order what the weekends menu is and to give an update on kitchen gear and uniform and when it’s need of replacement.