Milestones

Madockawanda Lodge Milestones

1944 Original induction of Madockwanda Lodge. Inducted 7 original members. Frank Bailey appointed as first Lodge Adviser.
1947 First Brotherhood Members inducted.
1949 Camp Bomazeen chapter established.
1950 Camp Nutter chapter established.
1952 Our first Vigil member, Frank Bailey, was inducted.
1953 Clyde Nason, Jr. was inducted as our second Vigil member. He designed the round flap that became standard for our lodge flap.
1955 Camp Nutter ceased summer camp operations and the OA chapter was disbanded.
1956 Madockawanda hosts its first Conclave at Camp Hinds.
1957 Frank Bailey retires as lodge adviser and is replaced by Stan McCurdy.
1960 Frank Maguire replaces Mr. McCurdy as adviser.
1962 Chapters are established in each of the council districts, replacing camp oriented chapters.
1963 Lodge host to the Section Conclave.
1965 Lodge delegation attends National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Indiana University. Theme: “Mindful of our Traditions.”
1967 Lodge attends NOAC at University of Nebraska. Theme: “With Hearts and Wills United.” Lodge is host to Conclave at Camp Hinds.
1969 Lodge attends NOAC at Indiana University. Theme: “Pathways to Service.”
1971 Lodge attends NOAC at University of Illinois. Theme: “Aim High, Serve All.”
1973 Lodge hosts Conclave at Camp Hinds.
1978 Lodge hosts Conclave at Camp Hinds.
1982 Frank Maguire retires after 22 years as Lodge Adviser and is replaced by Bruce Young.
1985 Lodge hosts Conclave at Camp Hinds.
1986 Lodge attends NOAC at Central Michigan University. Theme: “Kindle the Flame from Within.”
1987 Bruce Young retires as Lodge Adviser and is replaced by Paul Conley.
1988 Lodge attends NOAC at Colorado State University. Theme: “Inspired to Lead, Dedicated to Serve.”
1989 Lodge attends National OA Trek at Philmont Scout Reservation. Theme: “These High Places are Within You.”
1990 Paul Conley retires as Lodge Adviser and is replaced by Roger Gagnon. 42 brothers attend NOAC at Indiana University. Theme: “Seek the Knowledge, Share the Spirit.” Lodge presents its first Founders’ Award to past Lodge Chief Scott Valcourt.
1991 Lodge earns its first “National Honor Lodge” Certificate: under the guidance of Lodge Chief William W. Walker and Lodge Adviser Roger Gagnon.
1992 Lodge delegation of 28 attend NOAC at University of Tennessee. Theme: “Many Fires, One Great Light.” Lodge Dance team earns honorable mention rating in NOAC competition. Founders’ award presented to Chris Maraghy and Roger Gagnon.
1993 Founders’ Award presented to Laverne Burt and Paul Rioux. Lodge conducts OA week at camp and conducts its 50th Anniversary Personal Achievement Award.
1994 50th Anniversary of the Lodge. Lodge hosts Section Conclave at Camp Hinds. Lodge delegation attends NOAC at Purdue University. Theme: “A Journey for One an Adventure for Many.” Founders’ Award presented to Richard Burt and Gerry Maraghy.
1995 Madockawanda Lodge represents section at the OA retreat at Philmont. Founders’ Award presented to Robert Sherwood, Jr. and Michael Maraghy.
1996 Lodge attends NOAC as part of Section NE-1A contingent. Theme: “See the Dream Live The Adventure.” Founders’ Award presented to Craig Howitt and Richard Valcourt. Lodge Ceremony Team earns Honor Lodge award in Pre-Ordeal Ceremony and Craig Howitt earns Honor distinction for the Vigil ceremony competition at NOAC. Turtle Soup wins Honor Lodge recognition in the publication competition. Roger Gagnon retires as lodge adviser and is replaced by Gerry Maraghy.
1997 Richard Burt elected Section NE-1A Chief at Conclave. Founders’ Award presented to Chad Poitras and Mark Bevan. Roger Gagnon appointed Section NE-1A adviser.
1998 Lodge contingent attends NOAC at Iowa State University. Theme: “Memories of the Past – A Vision For The Future.” Lodge Ceremony Team earns Honor Lodge rating at NOAC for Pre-Ordeal competition. Paul Hallee elected Section NE-1A Vice-Chief. Gerry Maraghy steps down as Lodge Adviser and is replaced by Carl Gagnon. Founders’ Award presented to Carl Gagnon and Matt Dubois.
1999 Lodge sends Lodge Chief Matt Dubois and Lodge Vice-Chief Joe Niman to the first OA National Leadership Summit at Colorado State University. Lodge completes the new Council Ring at Camp Bomazeen for its 55th anniversary, and begins the reconstruction of the Waterfront at Camp Hinds. Joshua Gagnon elected Section NE-1A Secretary. Lodge also publishes “Turtle Treks”, its first “where to go camping guide.” The Lodge also begins the “OA Service Hour” program during summer camp. Honor Chapter award begun. Founders’ award presented to Shawn Stearns and Jim Keene.
2000 Lodge attends NOAC at University of Tennessee. Theme: “Bound In Brotherhood, Led By Spirit.” Lodge one of eight to receive first ever National Service Award, for its service to council camps. Joshua Gagnon elected Section NE-1A Chief and Joe Niman elected Section NE-1A Secretary. Founders’ Award presented to Joshua Gagnon and Tom Thornton. Wayne Holden Becomes Lodge Adviser.
2001 Josh Gagnon elected to second term as Section NE-1A Chief. Founders’ Award presented to Joe Niman and Geoff Howitt.
2002 Lodge attends NOAC at Indiana University. Theme: “Test Yourself and So Discover!” The Lodge website earns “honor lodge” distinction at NOAC and is also ranked #1 in the Nation! Mike Price elected as Section NE-1A Secretary. Founders’ Award presented to Adrian Caron and Wayne Holden.
2003 Mike Price elected to second term as Section NE-1A Secretary. Founders’ Award presented to Josh Shean and Mike Mirisola. Purple Arrow Awards presented to Hussey Seating Company, and Jacques Hobbs and the Unity Community.
2004 60th Anniversary of the Lodge. Members complete 60th Anniversary Personal Achievement Award. Members complete 60th Anniversary project of rebuidling the Camp Hinds Council Ring fire pit and reconstructed a replica of the Original Ceremony Site from 1944. Mike Price elected Section NE-1A Chief. Founders’ Award presented to Mike Price and Phil Taschereau.
2005 Bruce Rueger appointed Lodge Adviser. Members attend 90th Anniversary of the Order at Treasure Island Camp. Paul Froman elected Section NE-1A Chief. Founders’ Award presented to Andrew Buckley and Henry Zwetsloot.
2006 Lodge wins second National Service Award, for 2005 service. Lodge attends NOAC at Michigan State University. Theme: “The Legend Lives On!” Founders’ Award presented to Tracy Wiggin and Tom Kester. Paul Froman elected to second term as Section NE-1A Chief.
2007 Founder’s Award presented to Ian Hanley and Arthur Price.
2008 Lodge wins third National Service Award, for 2007 service.
2009 Lodge wins forth National Service Award, for 2008 service, and is the first Lodge in the region to win three. Lodge attends NOAC at Indiana State University. Theme: .The Power of One.
2010 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Lodge wins fifth National Service Award, for 2009 Service.
2011 Lodge attends the SummitCorps at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in New Hope, West Virginia.
2012 Lodge wins sixth National Service Award, for 2011 service. Lodge attends NOAC at Michigan State University. Theme: United we Leave A Legacy.
2013 Lodge wins seventh National Service Award, for 2012 service. Lodge joins the newly merged Section NE-1. Lodge Arrowmen, Erin Donlon, Ryan Donlon, Shane Marshall, and Gregory Valcourt serve on OA Staff at the National Scout Jamboree hosted at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in New Hope, West Virginia. Lodge decides to participate in the Centennial Challenge put on by National.
2014 70th Anniversary of the Lodge. Lodge Arrowmen, Scott Valcourt gets appointed to serve on the National OA Committee. Lodge sends contingent to the first Section NE-1 Conclave. Lodge hosts 70th Anniversary Dinner at Camp William Hinds on July 9th, 2014. 
2015 Centennial Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.  Camp Hinds is a stop on ArrowTour, the traveling centennial celebration.  Lodge hosts evening history campfire, performing many historical songs and legends of the early days of Madockawanda Lodge.
2016 Lodge hosts NE-1 Conclave at Camp Hinds.  Contingent attends NEXT, the national gathering of lodge officers and advisers at Indiana University to help plan the next century of the Order of the Arrow. 

 

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