Welcome my Brother…

FINIAL INDUCTION AND SERVICE WEEKEND – SEPTEMBER 14-16

The FINAL opportunity for candidates to complete the induction process and ordeal members with 10 months or more to complete the next step of advancement to brotherhood is rapidly approaching!

We invite those two groups as well June inductees and current members to join us at CAMP BOMAZEEN the evening of September 14th thru Sunday morning for the last 2018 ordeal weekend. For those already inducted you can REGISTER to help us plan our menu and notify us of any health accommodations.

Members are needed to help facilitate the staff for the event -guide, cook, registration, parking, ceremonies, trading post management, photographers and help on service projects in the camp. Food and cabin shelters will be provided. Bring a medical form to check in.

(Registration Note: Online registration payment is optional, enter in the required member info. at checkout -fill in the billing info. If you would like to pay at the event you can select the “pay at event” icon and bring $10 at check in.)

Those 2018 candidates should register using registration information that was mailed to the household in late spring. If you cannot find that information or have questions please contact council or registration admin Matt Dubois.


MONTHLY UPDATES

Here are some of the current details of things going on in the lodge. Several of these are action items as discussed at recent LEC meetings. Be on the lookout for the latest edition of  Turtle Soup which will include more in-depth information on lodge happenings.

[2018-5 MAY – MW Monthly Update]

Contents:

  1. Beaver Work Days
  2. New England Fellowship
  3. Scout-o-rama
  4. Induction Weekends (Ordeals)
  5. Outrigger Project
  6. May/June Dates


Time to Pay Your 2018 Lodge Dues

Annual dues are the primary source of income for the Lodge!  Pay yours today and pick up your membership card from your Chapter Adviser.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Online Dues Payment!  https://www.scoutingevent.com/218-2018OAdues

 


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Beginning in 1999 the National Order of the Arrow scouting organization began awarding matching grants to lodges across the country to help fund service initiatives.

In the fall of 2016 Madockawanda applied for the third time with the goal of installing outrigger frames to the tent platforms at Pine Tree Council’s Camp William Hinds. It was announced in January that our proposal had been approved along with 30 other lodges allowing funding to $50,000 to be expended to OA projects this year.

img_2211What is an outrigger? This is a set of bracket-like arms which are attached to the sides of a tent platform allowing the canvas walled tents to be tied off at the sides. Not only does this allow for a better and sturdy erected tent, but will enable tents to be set up more efficiently by summer staff, and will eliminate the need to replace stakes and long tent lines annually which pose as dangerous tripping hazards.

Over the recent years various troops have helped to install outriggers on some platforms throughout camp. In 2008 and 2010 the craftshop added a handful of outriggers to some platforms in MacMillan campsite as part of the woodworking and centennial carpentry merit badges. Our goal is to complete all platforms giving guests an equally nice tenting experience from 2017 and on…

Our grant can be matched up to a total of $1,000 by national. It has been calculated that each outrigger will need $125 in supplies. To complete this whole project we will need to raise roughly $19,000 of additional funds.

Sponsor a platform – Please join us in supporting the lodge to complete this project by donating the cost of a set of outriggers($125)! This fundraiser is open to anyone who wishes to donate, not just Arrowmen… Individuals, troops, packs, businesses or chartered partners can all donate. Send your donation to Madockawanda Lodge Service Grant Fund c/o Pine Tree Council, 146 Plains Road, Raymond, Maine 04071.


  • Lodge receives 2017 OA Service Grant!
    The Pine Tree Council, headquartered in Raymond, Maine, will receive $1,000 for 60 new tent platforms and the construction of outriggers on existing tent platforms at Camp William Hinds.
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