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March Ordeal New Brotherhood members

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Congratulations to the 30 new Brotherhood members who sealed their membership in the Order at the 2016 March Ordeal. The next available Brotherhood ceremony is at the second Ordeal on June 4.

2016 March Ordeal Brotherhood Ceremony

2016 March Ordeal Brotherhood Ceremony


2016 Lodge Events

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Brothers,
We have another exciting year planned for the Blue Heron Lodge, but to get there, you must register!

The 2016 Event form and 2016 Dues form are available on the Forms page of this website. They are fillable PDF files that can be completed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Or you can hand write it out. Either way, print that completed form and turn it in at the Council Office (1032 Heatherwood Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455).

Checks can be made out to Tidewater Council, BSA. You can even pay for multiple events at one time! There are deadlines for each event and late fees will be assessed. Dues are $15 per member. There is a $2 late fee if the payment is made after February 14, 2016.


2016 Dues Form

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The 2016 dues form for members of Blue Heron Lodge is available from the forms page. This is an editable PDF – you can complete the form using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, print the completed form, and turn it in.

Dues are $15 and due by December 31, 2015. There is a $2 late fee if paid after February 14, 2016.


Fall Fellowship 2015 Brotherhood

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Congratulations to the six Arrowmen who completed the Brotherhood ceremony at the Fall Fellowship. The next opportunity to earn the Brotherhood Honor will be at the March Ordeal.


Fall 2015 Drumbeat Published

Monday, October 12th, 2015

The Fall 2015 Drumbeat is published and available to download from the Drumbeat page. Check it out to find out the latest news from your chapter and about upcoming lodge events.


August Ordeal 2015

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Congratulations to the newest members of Blue Heron Lodge! 71 new Arrowmen completed their Ordeal this weekend.

2015 August Ordeal Ceremony 1

2015 August Ordeal Ceremony 2

We also welcomed 29 new Brotherhood members.

2015 August Brotherhood ceremony

Congratulations and many thanks to all who attended the event!

2015 August Ordeal from the first ceremony

2015 August Ordeal from the second ceremony


May Ordeal recap

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

The 2015 May Ordeal was held at Pipsico Scout Reservation over the weekend of May 16. 98 new Arrowmen were inducted into the Order, 31 Arrowmen completed the Brotherhood Ceremony, and one Arrowman — Randy Daniel — became Blue Heron Lodge’s newest Vigil member, completing the Vigil class of 2014. Congratulations to all 130 of these brothers.

2015 May Ordeal Brotherhood Ceremony

Brotherhood Ceremony – 31 members sealed their membership

2015 May Ordeal Ordeal Ceremony 1

Ordeal Ceremony #1

2015 May Ordeal Ordeal Ceremony 2

Ordeal Ceremony #2

Blue Heron's newest Vigil member

Randy Daniel, Blue Heron’s newest Vigil member

2015 May Ordeal Brotherhood Ceremonial Team

Brotherhood Ceremonial Team – many thanks to Michael McGuckin from Nawakwa Lodge for helping out

2015 May Ordeal Ordeal Ceremonial Team

Ordeal Ceremonial Team

2015 May Ordeal Guards with new spear

Many thanks to Mr. Robbie Henderson for the ceremonial team’s new spear!


First Lodge Newsletter

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

A scanned PDF of our first lodge newsletter has been posted. Check it out! While you’re at it, check out some of the other historic Drumbeats we have posted courtesy of our Historian committee.


2015 March Ordeal

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

At the 2015 March Ordeal, twenty-five Arrowmen sealed their membership in the Order by earning the Brotherhood honor. Our lodge performed, for the first time, the new Brotherhood ceremony.

Thirty-five new brothers were welcomed into the Order of the Arrow Saturday night.

Congratulations to our new brothers and new Brotherhood members.

2015 March Ordeal

Brotherhood Ceremony

Ordeal Ceremony

Ordeal Ceremony


Winter 2014 Drumbeat

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The Fall/Winter 2014 Drumbeat has been published. Check it out to see a recap of the Fall Fellowship, along with letters from outgoing and incoming officers.

And be sure to check out the Drumbeat page to see back issues. We have added a selection of Drumbeats from years past with more on the way.