Welcome!

octoraro22headerOctoraro Lodge 22 has over 800 active arrowmen who donate hundreds of service hours annually to help maintain Horseshoe Scout Reservation and encourage camping in Chester County Council. We hope that this site will answer your questions about our lodge. If you have any further questions, feel free to send an email to questions@octoraro22.org.

PARC Service Day – 9/11

Octoraro 22 is sponsoring a PARC service day on 9/11/2021 at our new PARC service center in Exton.  This is a great opportunity for any Scouts and Scouters to come out and do some service with your unit as there is A LOT of work to do.  We are focusing on 4 projects – removing invasive species, litter cleanup, bird house / bat box mounting, and Eagle sign organization.

Note: You do not need to be a member of the Order of the Arrow to participate.  We will take the help of all Scouts and Scouters!

The event will run from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday September 11.  Lunch will be provided.   

For those who have never visited PARC before, the address is 1 Scouting Way, Exton PA, 19341.

Items to bring:

Everyone regardless of crew assignment:
-Work Gloves
-Water bottle
-Folding / camp chair (for sitting during lunch)

Crew 1 – Bird houses / Bat boxes / Eagle Signs
-6 Foot ladder (if available)
-Cordless Drill (if available)

Crew 2 – Trash Pickup
-No special equipment needed

Crew 3 – Invasive Species Removal
-Tree loppers
-Bowsaw
-Chainsaw and related equipment (to operate at PARC, you must be HSR Chainsaw Certified)

Register here!

September Weekend

The September Weekend will be here before you know it, and as of latest planning, we hope to have a completely normal weekend (pre-2020, that is)!*  You can sign up for the weekend, which will be September 24 – 26, 2021 at HSR, by clicking here!

*Note: Regulations are constantly being monitored, so COVID restrictions and the latest information may change as we approach the weekend.

Introducing: The Lodge Leadership Team (LLT)

At this past weekend’s June Service Weekend (6/13/2021), the Lodge Executive Committee voted to change their name to the Lodge Leadership Team (LLT). This is one of several initiatives to improve recruitment and retention of lodge members on the LLT (formerly LEC). Committees are now called Teams, and youth chairmen are now Team Leads. (Advisers are still called advisers.) This will hopefully strengthen the collaborative spirit of those who serve on the LLT as well as encourage all members, youth and adult, to consider joining us lead the lodge!

PARC Service Day – Part II

Octoraro 22 is sponsoring a PARC service day on 5/22/2021 at our new PARC service center in Exton. This is a great opportunity for any Scouts and Scouters to come out and do some service with your unit as there is A LOT of work to do. We are focusing on 2 projects – removing invasive species and litter cleanup.

Register here!

Note: You do not need to be a member of the Order of the Arrow to participate. We will take the help of all Scouts and Scouters!

The event will run from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday May 22nd. Lunch will be provided.

For those who have never visited PARC before, we are trying to arrange a tour so you can visit the future home of Chester County Council! PARC is located across from Otto’s Mini (now Autolenders) in Exton on Business Route 30 (address of PARC: 310 W. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341).

Items to bring:

– Bowsaw
– Chainsaw and related equipment (to operate at PARC, you must be HSR Chainsaw Certified)
– Tree Loppers
– Work Gloves
– Water bottle
– Folding / camp chair (for sitting during lunch)
– A mask and hand sanitizer
– COVID-19 waiver*
– BSA Medical Form (Parts A&B only)*

Fellowship Events Survey

The Octoraro 22 Fellowship Committee is conducting a survey to gage interest in various activities that could be conducted as social / fellowship activities for Octoraro 22 members.  Both Youth and Adults, please take a moment (literally less than a minute) to fill out the survey here so we can plan for future activities!

PARC Service Day

Brothers,

We need your help! The lodge is hosting a PARC Service Day on March 27th, 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm. We will be working on invasive species removal and litter removal, and there is A LOT of work to do. The more the merrier!

Lunch will be provided.

More details about what to bring are included in the registration link below! We hope to see you there!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfM4Q6wdOFxCFtJo2wPB8gAqRAOOliG7eDZz4T8qzSZkVVWcA/viewform?gxids=7628