MARCH 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 the March LEC. Your winter edition Turtle Soup will be out soon with much more information.
- Open Committee Positions
- Lodge Store Merch Ideas
- Patch Ideas needed
- March/April Dates
Lenny Niman Memorial Campership Application now Available
No Scout should miss out on summer camp due to finances! Make sure no Scout does. Download the Campership Application here. Application deadline March 15, 2018.
REGISTER FOR NOAC!
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
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.
What 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.