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Registration and Event Payment is now Online!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

All event registrations and dues payments will be made online. Fees and late fees are detailed below for each Blue Heron Lodge Event:

  • 2018 Dues: $15.  Late fee of $2 assessed after January 31st, 2018.
  • Brotherhood Walk (can be selected at each Ordeal and at the Fall Fellowship): $20.  If you want to complete your Brotherhood Walk at Winter Camp, please use the manual form.
  • Service and Ordeal #1 (March 16-18, 2018): $25 for members, $65 for candidates (includes dues).  Late fee assessed after March 3rd. Last Day to Register Online is March 11th.
  • Service and Ordeal #2 (May 18-20, 2018): $25 for members, $65 for candidates (includes dues). Late fee assessed after May 5th.  Last Day to Register Online is May 13th.
  • Service and Ordeal #3 (August 24-26, 2018): $25 for members, $65 for candidates (includes dues). Late fee assessed after August 11th.  Last Day to Register Online is August 19th.
  • Fall Fellowship (October 19-21, 2018): $25. Late fee assessed after October 6th.  Last Day to Register Online is October 14th.
  • Holiday Banquet (December 8, 2018): $15. Late fee assessed after December 1st.  Last Day to Register Online is December 3rd.
  • Lodge Leadership Development Conference (December 8, 2018): FREE. Last Day to Register Online is December 3rd.

With online payment, there will be an option to pay by credit card or electronic check (e-check), with a minor fee of 3% of the registration fee being assessed to cover the costs of processing your payment and to pay for use of the new Tentaroo online registration system.

If you cannot access Tentaroo, please contact me (

Registering online is a simple process at:

  1. Create your Tentaroo “Individual/Family” account (if you don’t already have one).
  2. Add yourself and others to your account. (They will be saved for registering future events)
  3. CAREFULLY read and follow instructions on each page to register and choose your classes or event options.
  4. Choose your payment option and submit your payment.

You will need the following information ready to make the process quick and easy:

  • Full Name (same as on your ScoutNet / BSA membership account)
  • Address / phone number
  • BSA ID Number (your BSA membership
  • Unit / Unit Position
  • Email address
  • Youth Protection training date (for those over 18)

We are looking forward to a great year full of excitement, service, and fellowship. Let’s Shoot for the Stars!

Yours in the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service,

Erich Roetz (

Lodge Adviser

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

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.

Fall Fellowship Brotherhood and Vigils

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Congratulations to the five Arrowmen who completed the Brotherhood ceremony.

Brotherhood Fall Fellowship 2014 panoramic

Congratulations to our ten newest Vigil members:

Arrowman Vigil Name Translation
Ryan Hoffman Tschitanitehen Gigitowalan “Persevering Speaker”
Ryan Waldrop Schachachgelendam Luppoewagan “Determined Witty One”
Stephan Greiling Wowoatam Poquihhilleu Damaskus “Skilled Broken Muskrat”
Alex Turner Klamachpin Achgeketum Mbi Wulacans “Quiet Teacher of Water Basin”
Scott Greiling Nutemekiset Cheimus “Shepard of Younger”
J.W. Washington Wilawilihan Achgeketum Machiechsin “Generous Teacher Who Speaks Loudly
Dave Berger Chitkuwi Allogagan Weuchschummuis “Quiet Serving Antelope”
Jeff Warren III Sapiwagan Lenno Wewingtonheet “Lightning Man Who likes to Talk”
Rick McIlrath Achewen Wschumme Gunammochk “Bushy Walrus”
Mark Sawyer Dachiquoagan Memhallamund “Patch Merchant”

Updated 2014 Event Form

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The 2014 form had been previously published with an incorrect date for the Fall Fellowship. The Fall Fellowship will be held on October 24-26 at Pipsico Scout Reservation. You may download the updated form from the forms page.

Have you signed up for the May Ordeal?

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Have you signed up for the May Ordeal? Join us at Pipsico for a weekend of service to camp and to welcome our new brothers into the Order.

The deadline for candidate registration for the March Ordeal is Saturday, May 10. The deadline for member registration without penalty is the same day.

Information for candidates and their parents are at the Ordeal Candidate Instructions page. Please see also the FAQ page.

Members should use the 2014 event registration form.

Brotherhood Cost

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The price that Blue Heron Lodge is charged for sashes has increased to $20 and, accordingly, the cost for the Brotherhood ceremony has increased to $20 as well. The 2014 event form has been re-issued to reflect the price increase.

2014 March Ordeal

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The 2014 March Ordeal was held this weekend at Pipsico Scout Reservation.

Congratulations to the 53 Arrowmen from Blue Heron Lodge who sealed their membership in the Brotherhood Ceremony this weekend. This was our largest group from one event at least in recent memory.

2014 March Ordeal - Brotherhood Ceremony Panoramic

2014 March Ordeal - New Brotherhoods

Congratulations to the 66 new members of Blue Heron Lodge who completed their Ordeal this weekend.

2014 March Ordeal - Ordeal Ceremony

Many thanks to our Blue Heron Lodge ceremonial team.

2014 March Ordeal - Ceremonial Team

2013 Fall Fellowship

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Congratulations to the six new Brotherhood members and eight new Vigil members from last weekend’s Fall Fellowship.

2013 Fall Fellowship new Brotherhoods

2013 Fall Fellowship new Vigils

2013 Vigil Nominations

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The 2013 Vigil Nominations Form is available now from the forms page. Please take the time needed to nominate an eligible brother that you believe deserves this great honor. We would like to get these in as soon as possible!

Arrowmen must have been Brotherhood for two years and must be registered (dues paid) to be considered. Any active Blue Heron Arrowman can submit a form on behalf of another — you do not need to be Vigil yourself.