Octoraro Lodge 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 some of your questions about our lodge. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
The Brotherhood Blitz is an opportunity for eligible Ordeal members to complete their Brotherhood in one afternoon, outside of a lodge service weekend. Completing Brotherhood is the fulfillment of the commitment each Arrowman made during his Ordeal. It allows him to clarify his understanding of the true purpose of the Order of the Arrow and to rededicate himself to those traditions.
Octoraro Lodge 22 has created Youth Protection Procedures for OA Service Weekends. To view the procedures, click here.
The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!
During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.
The 2015 NOAC will be held from August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen can travel to NOAC with a contingent from their lodge, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending in the conference.
In the coming months you will find everything you need to know about NOAC 2015: how to go, what exciting opportunities await you, and the plans for the conference.
Arrowmen attending the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference will get a once in a lifetime souvenir, a special edition red sash. These sashes will differ from those currently worn in that the colors will be reversed, with a white arrow emblazoned on a red sash. The rarity of the sash is noteworthy, as only those present at NOAC 2015 will receive them. Any extras produced will not be sold.
Don't miss out on NOAC in 2015, because the next one won't be until 2018! Octoraro Lodge 22 plans on taking 100 arrowmen for this once in a lifetime opportunity!
If you would like to extend your eligibility to take your ordeal past the one year mark after your initiation you must be approved by the Lodge.