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Order of the Arrow

Please join us for the Order of the Arrow (OA) weekend at Camp Horseshoe, Friday September 28 to Sunday September 30, 2018.
Just elected candidates:

To complete your induction into the OA you must attend an OA work weekend at Camp Horseshoe.  This is the your last chance.  If you have not yet taken the Ordeal, you must take the Ordeal this weekend or you will have to get re-elected to the OA in 2019.

If you were just elected (see list below), you must register for the weekend at:

Click here for the OA weekend info packet.
You must report to camp Friday night September  28.  You will spend Friday night with the other candidates, weather permitting, camping under the stars.  You will stay Saturday night with all of us in our traditional OA weekend home, Schramm Lodge, familiar to us as this is one of the lodges we use for our Horseshoe winter weekend.  We will be finished and leaving camp around 9:00 AM Sunday.
You will need to follow the instructions on the candidate sign-up page (see link above) for what to bring for Friday night.  For Saturday night, you should bring what you normally would for a weekend campout packed in a duffel bag, including a sleeping bag, pillow, and a complete change of clothes.  You must also have a full scout uniform: bring a summer uniform.
Meals are served in the Horseshoe Dining Hall, so there is no need to worry about food.  The trading post will be open as well.
(See lists below)
Please come prepared to work on projects to improve the camp and support those who were just tapped out.

Remember to bring your full Class A uniform and your OA sash.
You must register for the weekend at: 
Click here to register.
It is preferred you come for the entire weekend. 
If you cannot make the entire weekend, then please come for the work projects on Saturday and plan to stay through the Ceremony on Saturday night to support your fellow scouts who are being inducted.
If you are eligible for Brotherhood (you have been in the OA for at least 10 months): please consider taking your Brotherhood this weekend.
You must have a current medical form for the weekend. 
Click here for the health form:
We will not meet at the cabin and we will not be taking the bus.
Everyone gets themselves to camp.
Consider carpooling.
Other resources:
The website for the lodge is:
The website for Chester County Council is:
Any questions: Please email or call me.
See you all there!
Dr. Pete

Please take a look at the lists below and let me know the names of anyone missing from these lists.

Elected in 2018


Jace Anderson
PJ Cronauer
Peter Paul Constantine

Logan Duff

Wesley Elliott

Luke Fox

Thomas Pizzuto

Jacob Rodrigues


Rob Duff

Tom Pizzuto


Current members

Jack Brogan
Luke Brogan
Andrew Brown
Cody Carnes

Arek Connors

James Connors
Christian Curry
Bryce Elliott
Jake Fennimore
Seth Fox
Zack Fox
Seth Hoffritz

Alex Hornickle
Luke Lasure
Julian Lu
Jay Madarasz
Ricky Martinez
Nathan Motel
Riley Palmer
Liam Palmer
Luke Phayre

Dan Pimley
John Pimley​
Francis Purcell
Brandon Schallack
JT Schallack

Nathan Schallack
Cameron Skodny
Christian Skodny
Ryan Small
Chris St. Clair
AJ Stacy
Matt Urban
Peter Zuraw

Steve D'Antonio
Jack Bilson​

Wayne Curry
Jon Duncan
Jim Fox

​Tim Hornickle
Gary Varney
Steve Brown
Sam Lemheney
Ted Dinsmore
Rich Orlow
Eric Meltzer
Jake Schallack
Ernie Heegard
Pete Motel

Chris Carnes
Ethan Bilson
Jack Dinsmore
Matt Urban
Michael Orlow
George Meltzer
Dan Brown
Chip Lemheney
Robert Varney
Billy Mackrides
Tommy Walsh
David Finkelston

This organization was established in 1915, close by on Treasure Island Scout Camp in the Delaware River, as a way to recognize those who had, through their service to others, shown a dedication to the ideals of scouting.  

In Chester County, the Order of the Arrow (OA) is particularly strong and primarily functions as a service organization to help maintain Camp Horseshoe, which many of us feel is the jewel in the crown of scouting in Chester County.