Spring Mills, Pa — Monaken Lodge will once again have a strong presence at the 2017 Juniata Valley Council Boy Scout Summer Camp. Boy Scout Summer Camp runs through July and is held at Seven Mountains Scout Camp.
July 13 and 20 is OA day at camp. All Order of the Arrow members are encouraged to show off their OA pride Fridays by wearing their OA sash and Scout shirt.
At the conclusion of each Friday night camp fire, the Lodge Ceremonies Team will conduct a Call-Out Ceremony to recognize those Scouts and Scouters who were elected to become members of the Order of the Arrow by members of their Troop. Out of Council Units who wish to have a member called out at our camp must provide a letter from their home Lodge authorizing the call out.
Vigil Call Out Ceremony
July 20th, following the conclusion of the Call-Out Ceremony, Monaken Lodge will recognize those Scouts selected to become Vigil Honor members. The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that can be presented by the Order of the Arrow Lodge to it’s members. For more information on the Vigil Honor, please visit the National OA website.
Following the Friday night campfires at the Firelight Pavilion, all newly Call-Out members and all OA members are invited to attend a crackerbarrel and social. This is the opportunity to socialize with fellow OA members and learn about upcoming events.
Shortly after the social, the lodge will hold brief Open Lodge meetings to catch members up on lodge business. On July 13, the lodge will hold an Executive Board meeting.
Monaken Lodge will host a live auction each of those Friday’s beginning at 7:15pm on the Trading Post Porch at Seven Mountains Scout Camp. Items include old scouting memorabilia, mugs, patches, flaps, and more. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the projects the lodge is undertaking in the coming year. The lodge’s mission is to be an integral part of the Boy Scout program through positive youth leadership and to provide service to the community and Seven Mountains Scout Camp.
The lodge is seeking donations of various Scouting memorabilia for the auction. If you wish to make a contribution, please see Nate Ripka during Scout Camp.