SUMMER CAMP OA PROGRAMS
What is there to do this summer? Want to do something that does not start with “Virtual”? First and foremost, you can go to summer camp! Pine Tree Council is offering several weekend camps this summer. You can attend with your troop or as part of the provisional unit. Go camping, earn Merit Badges and participate in many activities. Opportunities are limited. For more information go to http://pinetreebsa.org/2280 and sign up today.
In addition to this camp opportunity, the lodge will have several things that you can do this summer. First, you can volunteer at one of the Summer Camp Weekends. You can help build the Friday campfire, participate in the campfire, help teach merit badges, if you are qualified, or provide general service. Commit to the entire weekend or offer a few hours. It is your choice. Camp must know that you are coming though so that they can plan for your participation and food. Contact both Vice Chief, Will, at firstname.lastname@example.org AND Wayne Holden @ email@example.com by Tuesday of the weekend that you want to attend. He will give you all the details about arrival and accommodations.
Second, there will be a Service Hour at 4:15 on Saturday of each camp weekend. Meet at the dining hall at Camp Hinds. As has become the tradition, there will be ice cream after the service hour for all that participate!
Also at 4:15, those ordeal members who are eligible to complete their Brotherhood may complete their brotherhood hike and participate in a brotherhood ceremony. Please complete your brotherhood letter prior to attending. Meet at the Dining Hall. Please preregister at https://www.scoutingevent.com/218-2020OABrotherhood. so that we are prepared to receive you. If you have trouble accessing this link before you plan to attend, contact Will and Wayne as above so that they can expect you.
For all events this summer, face coverings and physical distancing will be required. Attached is a prescreening form that you should complete and bring with you to camp. You will have your temperature taken and be rescreened upon arrival.
Finally this summer, we will hold an ordeal weekend to replace the dates that we could not do in June. This ordeal will be held at Camp Hinds on August 21-23. Preregistration for brothers and candidates is mandatory. You can register to attend at https://scoutingevent.com/218-2020OAHinds . The second ordeal weekend is still scheduled for September 18-20 at Camp Bomazeen. Again, preregistration is mandatory and cam be done at https://scoutingevent.com/218-2020OABomazeen .
Please remember that you must be a registered member to participate in lodge events
Hope to see you this summer!
FORM: Service Hour Submission
If you have completed service that benefits others through a community, troop, council or camp based event please fill out this form to have your service hours counted as part of our lodge. (Lodge based service should be submitted only if there was no attendance taken at the event). Complete form here.
75th ANNIVERSARY GEAR
It’s not too late! Get your 75th Anniversary gear today! Limited selections of clothing will be available at the lodge store at the Induction Weekends this spring- but why wait?!? Order a wide variety of 75th branded items from our online lodge store & have it shipped directly to you!
Additional non-clothing items will be available at our Induction Weekends.