Welcome my Brother…

2018 NEF Cover Photo

JOIN US… at Camp Roosevelt for the Section NE-1 Fellowship Weekend hosted by our eastern brethren of Pamola Lodge.

A Fellowship weekend is a camp-/jamb-oree gathering of sorts made up of Order of the Arrow programming. Guests’ will have a chance to boost their leadership skills by attending trainings which can help build their lodge and chapters; meet OA members from Rhode Island to Northern Maine, view theme shows, participate in friendly competitions, see other council camps and experience some of their program areas.

This years event will feature…

  • Dunk the chiefs,
  • Ride a mechanical bull,
  • Shoot blow dart guns,
  • Meet FBI, Military representatives,
  • State Police will be showing off their canine Unit,
  • Moxie Drinking Competition,
  • Native American and Maine History Display,
  • Representatives from the University of Maine.

Let’s go on an Adventure! REGISTER before slots are filled and the deadline ends (May 18th). $40.

The lodge will be making up a carpool plan so all interested youth should sign up without the concern of individual transportation to Eddington (this will be arranged in late May).

Register for to help at upcoming Ordeal Weekends!

Look out Madockawanda Lodge! Our ordeal weekends are coming up soon. The first is June 1st-3rd at Camp Hinds. The other two are on June 15th-17th and September 14th-16th at Camp Bomazeen. We need you all to come out and help make this in Induction season a success! You can register online Here! Cost online is $11 and all you have to do is show up on Friday night around 5:30 with your medical form! Paying at the door is $10 and will still need a medical form. Hope to see you all there!


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]


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

[2018-4 APRIL – MW Monthly Update]


  1. Election Season – Ending Soon
  2. Scout-o-Rama
  3. New England Fellowship (formally Conclave) – Registration Open
  4. May Chapter Meeting Theme
  5. Report your Service Hours
  6. Unit of Excellence Award
  7. April/May Dates

[2018-3 MARCH – MW Monthly Update]


  1. Campership
  2. Dues
  3. Elections
  4. Open Committee Positions
  5. Lodge Store Merch Ideas
  6. Patch Ideas needed
  7. March/April Dates


Are you looking to experience one of the BEST events that Scouting has to offer?  Then sign-up today to be a part of Madockawanda’s contingent to the 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference!

NOAC will be held July 30- August 4, 2018 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. 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 trip will also include a visit to Chicago for sightseeing and activities!

Space is limited to 15 youth and 5 adults, so act now to reserve your spot by sending in the application and your $100 deposit.  Estimated cost for the trip is $1,400.

Download the Application Here
and mail with your $100 deposit to the Pine Tree Council office!

TURTLE SOUP is Served!

It should be in your mailbox soon, but why wait?  View the November-December 2017 issue of TURTLE SOUP here!

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


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.