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

2021 Virtual Banquet

The 2021 Virtual Banquet will be held on Saturday March 6th, 2021. The link to the virtual banquet will be sent to lodge members via email on March 5th, 2021. The link to the livestream event will be live at 6:45 pm on March 6th, and the virtual banquet will start PROMPTLY at 7:00 pm.

Awards to be presented are:

-The James E. West Fellowship Award
-The Chesimus Wulihan Award
-The Most Valuable Arrowman Award
-The Allouchsit Allogagan Award
-The Wipunquoak Lifetime of Service Award
-The Founder’s Award

To conclude the evening, we will have our annual Vigil Honor Call Out Ceremony.

We hope to see you there!

Brotherhood and Fellowship

Brothers:

We want to announce that there will be an opportunity for Brotherhood Testing, Service and Fellowship at Camp Horseshoe on November 14th. The Candidates that complete the Brotherhood Testing on this date, will be eligible to take part in the Brotherhood Ceremonies on December 12th at Camp Horseshoe. The current schedule is that Brotherhood Testing and Service will be conducted beginning at 9am, followed by a lodge provided lunch at 12:00. Immediately following lunch we will host a small Fellowship event. Activities will include Action Archery, Disc Golf, OA Fire Circle Hike, etc. Pick up time is approx. 3:00pm.

The December 12th event will start at 10:30am at Camp Horseshoe for those that want to complete their Brotherhood Testing (Ceremony to be held at a later date yet to be determined). If you decide to take it, you will need to bring your lunch as it will not be provided. The 2 Brotherhood Ceremonies, for those that tested in November, will start at 2:00 PM.

The registrations links for both days are below. We look forward to seeing you in November and December.
November 14
December 12

Sincerely,

Octoraro Lodge 22