2018 Day of Service

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 dayofservice@octoraro22.org.

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!