Ordeal and Service Weekends
To gain membership into the Order, candidates must complete an ordeal at camp during one of three weekends throughout the year, also known as service or ordeal weekends. Other members, who set the example for the ordeal candidates, also come to participate and help ready the camps (Horseshoe and Ware) for summer or winter lodging.
Conclaves, Conferences and Pow-Wows
Each year, members of Octoraro #22 convene for a section conclave which takes place in neighboring council camps and boast great training, activities, food, fun and fellowship. Every few years, Camp Horseshoe and Octoraro #22 play host to the conclave.
Note: Pre-1949, there were Area Meetings, from 1949-1973 there were conferences and Pow-wows, and from 1974-present there are conclaves.
Octoraro 22 doesn't just hold service weekends at HSR - lots of other programs are held to celebrate Native-American pageantry, rehabilitate HSR trails, and so much more.
This exhibits houses artifacts issued or pertaining to Octoraro Lodge 22 activities as they relate to Camp Horseshoe or Ware.
OA Trail Crew
The OA Trail Crew was formed in 2007 to promote the much-needed rehabilitation of the HSR trail system. Though promoted and organized by the Octoraro Lodge #22, work and credit towards the OA Trail Crew award is open to anyone.
Race to Scouting, Run with the Pack
This cub recruitment activity began in 2013 and is designed to have Cubs bring a friend so they can see all the cool activities that are availabe in the program.