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2016-2017 Pocumtuc Calendar (updated Aug 8)
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Ordeal Weekend (Sept 16-18)

Check-in on Friday evening, leave on Sunday morning at 10:00.
New members can pick up their packet (flap, handbook, newsletter and other items) as they leave on Sunday morning.

$15.00 per Member
$35.00 per Ordeal Candidate - Ordeal candidates must use their mail-in their registration.

Info for Ordeal candidates (new members) and parents


Brotherhood conversions - please see the Lodge Chief if you plan on doing your brotherhood on Saturday.

Registration Form
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Name: *
Unit: *
Email address: *
I am registering as: *
I plan to arrive on: *
Comments / Food Allergies:
 
* Required fields
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Greet, Meet & Eat (Oct 2)

After the success of the first "Greet, Meet and Eat" on June 5th, the Lodge will be holding a second event on October 2nd at the Magee Pavilion in the Parade Field at Moses.

The purpose of the activity is for new members to meet others in the lodge (outside their Ordeal weekend) and to enjoy some food and fellowship.

All brothers are invited!  There is no charge for youth members and adults are $3.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, dessert and drinks will be served.

The climbing wall and sports area will also be open for Scouts to enjoy.  At 3:00, we'll hold our monthly lodge meeting which is open to all brothers.

Registration Form 

Name: *
Unit: *
Email address: *
Number attending: *
Names:
Comments / Food Allergies:
 
* Required fields
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Grey Wolf Day (Oct 22)

Earn your activity patch at the Lodge's final Grey Wolf Day of the year! 

Our cheerful service will focus on OA site prep, expanding the ring and installing the new benches from Chesterfield.

Lunch is provided.

Meet at the Moses Maintenance Shed at 9:00, or at the site after 9:30.  Join us for the whole day or as long as you can stay.

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OA Days at Summer Camp

Wednesdays are OA Day at Summer Camp. Arrowmen are encouraged to wear their sashes during the day. Info about the OA and Pocumtuc Lodge will be presented at each of the meals. The lodge will sponsor an hour of service on Wednesday afternoon (details will be announced at camp).

Pocumtuc Lodge hosts an ice cream social open to all campers after dinner. Brotherhood conversions are available on Wednesday. OA unit elections are also available during the week.

OA Days at Summer Camp
July 5 - Cub Scouts (Tuesday)
July 13 - Boy Scout Resident Camp 
July 20 - Boy Scout Resident Camp
July 27 - Boy Scout Resident Camp

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New Lodge Officers Elected

New Lodge officers were elected at the annual business meeting held on May 22.

Pictured from left to right are:
Jesse Kellner - Treasurer (Troop 359)
Jake Meier - Secretary (Troop 15)
Brian Shea - Vice Chief (Troop 359)
Josh Laprade - Chief (Troop )

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Dave Paterson - Lodge History Projects

Dave Paterson has agreed to take the lead with lodge historical projects.  He's chosen two important areas to start - bringing our history book up to date and a lodge charter initiative. Any arrowman interested in either of these projects can contact Dave (dcpaterson2@gmail.com) for more information.

Recently, an envelope containing many of the Allogagan Lodge charters was discovered.  Since then, several of the charters from Memsochet Lodge and a lone charter from Penain Sew Netami Lodge have also been recovered.  These charters, along with the available charters of Pocumtuc Lodge, have been carefully stored in a special archival book. 

Unfortunately many charters are still missing. An effort is currently underway to locate the missing charters as part of our consolidated history. If you have, or know the whereabouts of a charter from Pocumtuc Lodge or one its predecessor lodges, please contact Dave.

Additionally,any records or other printed material (newsletters, rosters, activities, membership, etc.) from these lodges would also be gratefully welcomed.

Read more about the charter reclamation project and which ones are missing.

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Greet, Meet & Eat (June 5)

Scouts who complete their Ordeal in May are invited to a new member "Greet, Meet and Eat" event at Moses Scout Reservation from 1:00 - 4:00. 

Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, dessert and drinks will be served.  The climbing wall will also be open for Scouts to enjoy.  At 3:00, we'll hold our monthly Lodge meeting which is open to all brothers.

All recently elected Scouts will be receiving their "golden ticket" for the event in the mail along with their Ordeal info shortly.  This ticket will be used for a special drawing.  Two lucky Scouts (one youth and one adult) will have the chance to win a Pocumtuc Lodge t-shirt.  Only new brothers from the May Ordeal are eligible.

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Ordeal Weekend (May 20-22)

Check-in on Friday evening. Leave on Sunday morning after the Business Meeting (est. 11:00).  Plan on staying for the business meeting.  New members can pick up their packet (flap, handbook, newsletter and other items) after the meeting.

$15.00 per Member
$35.00 per Ordeal Candidate - Ordeal candidates must use their mail-in their registration.

Info for Ordeal candidates (new members) and parents


Vigil Breakfast - a Vigil Breakfast will be held on Saturday morning at 7:00.  If you are a Vigil Honor member and plan to be at the breakfast, please let us know when you register.

Brotherhood conversions - please see the Lodge Chief if you plan on doing your brotherhood on Saturday.

Business Meeting - the annual business meeting will be held Sunday morning after breakfast.  If anyone has any business they wish to present, please see the Chief (Josh Laprade) or Adviser (Mr. Jim Goldrup). 

New Officer Elections - youth members will be electing our new Lodge officers during the business meeting.  Anyone interested in running for office must fill out the Intent to Run for Lodge Office
form and speak with Mr. Goldrup before Sunday.
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Grey Wolf Day (April 30, 8:00 - 5:00)

Earn your 2016 Grey Wolf activity patch!

Our cheerful service will focus in 2 areas:
- OA site: staining the new shed, stacking wood, winter clean-up and clearing for our new benches
- Spring cleaning: remove cord wood (being donated to the Lodge) and other items from Mr. Glaze's cellar

Lunch is provided.

Meet at the Moses Maintenance Shed at 8:00, or at the site after 8:30

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Lodge Banquet (Apr 24)

Date: April 24, 2016
Time: Doors open at 4:00 PM, dinner at 5:00
Location:
Moose Family Center 1849
244 Fuller Rd
Chicopee, MA 01020
Fee: $15 per person
Registration: Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a member of the OA or the Boy Scouts to attend the banquet - feel free to bring a guest.

We do need to know how many to expect so please buy your tickets in advance or let us know you'll be there by making a reservation (see below) and paying at the door.

Tickets may be purchased at either Service Center (Westfield or Pittsfield), or ask any of the Lodge Officers or Advisers.

The annual Lodge Banquet is a fun event for fellowship, great food and recognition.  Highlights include awarding of the Pocumtuc Scholarship, Founder's Award and Vigil Honor presentation. 

Auction - Come prepared to get some real bargains at the Pocumtuc silent auction! It starts when the doors open and closes just before dinner.  We're still looking for more auction items such as gift certificates, merchandise, trips, and of course Scout memorabilia.  You can expect these types of items and more.  _______________________________________________________________________________ 

Winter Fellowship - Scoutish Highland Games (Feb 12-14)

Date: Feb 12-14, 2016
Time: Check-in at 6:00 PM on Friday and leave 10:00 AM on Sunday
Location: T-Lodge at Moses Scout Reservation
Fee: $15 for the weekend
Registration: Please register so we can properly plan for meals and activities
The theme for the Winter Fellowship is the Scoutish Highland Games. Come join us for great food, fun activities, service opportunities, patch trading and much, much more!

Note - the monthly Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) meeting will be held on Saturday at the T-Lodge (not at the Council office).