Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

2013 Conclave Drumbeat

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

A special Conclave edition of the Drumbeat is available for download here with important information for Blue Heron Lodge Arrowmen. Please check it out!

2013 Event Form

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

The 2013 event and dues forms are both available from the forms page. The deadline to pay dues without penalty is the end of January.

Conclave Registration

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Registration for the 2012 Conclave is now available at Blue Heron Lodge is hosting the event this year at Pipsico.

LLDC and Banquet

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The Lodge Leadership Development Conference and Holiday Banquet will be on December 8 at St John the Apostle Church in Virginia Beach. Training at the LLDC will be held from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Registration for the banquet will open at 6:00 PM and the program will begin at 6:30.

Fall Fellowship underway

Saturday, October 20th, 2012


The Fall Fellowship is underway. Coming up tonight: dinner, presentation of Blue Heron’s newest Vigil members, and the show!

What a Weekend?!

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The Pipsico blog has a report on this weekend’s Ordeal with photos of some of the camp improvement projects performed.

This weekend (May 11-13, 2012) approximately 250 campers attended Blue Heron Lodge’s spring ordeal for the purposes of welcoming new members, providing service to the Pipsico Scout Reservation (our members’ camp) , and celebrating Scouting with great people in fellowship.

Amongst the camp improvements were continued clean-up from hurricane Irene, painting the trading post and health lodge, trim painting at the dining hall, construction of a archery pavilion in the shooting sports complex, beach clean up, de-winterizing the pool, building a tomahawk range and much much more.

More at …

May Ordeal 2012

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Congratulations to the 141 new Arrowmen and the 34 members who completed the Brotherhood ceremony at the May Ordeal this weekend.

Conclave Early Bird Deadline

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Conclave 2012The $40 Early Bird fee for Conclave 2012 expires on Wednesday, March 14, after which the fee increases to $60. If you have not yet registered, please do so NOW!

Lodge members can sign up for conclave at


Monday, February 27th, 2012

Conclave is here again, and Blue Heron lodge is gearing up for what will be the best one yet.  We are heading back to the stone age as a Flintstone’s weekend is held at Camp Rock Enon, though perhaps Camp Bedrock Enon would be more accurate.  Between making props, building cars, and practicing lodgeball, we are gearing up for a stunning exposition of 349 prowess.

Every great performance started with great practice, and every great practice started with great members.  Lodge members can sign up for conclave at

Now, prices start at just $40 per person, and they stay at that way until March 14.  While that is a couple of stones, the price goes up to $60 after March 14. As the old saying goes, the early pterodactyl catches the velociraptor. If paying at the gate, members can expect the trip to cost $80, twice as many frogskins than if participants pay now.  The fewer turns of the hours glass it takes to get the rocks in, the more geodes can stay in dino skin wallets.

The neanderthals going are having scheduled clan gatherings the second Monday of every month, or March 12 and April 7.  They are also meeting April 14 and 21 for sports practice.   The meetings will occur at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 North Witchduck Road.  Car building will be on March 17 at the Scout store.  Conclave itself is April 27-29.

So gather round all you Fred and Barney hopefuls; Conclave is fast approaching. Be sure to get there in more modern cars, because otherwise the first night will be seeing a lot of sore feet!

Pipsico Beaver Day

Friday, February 24th, 2012


Come help shake the old winter off of camp! We will be moving wood, painting, roofing, and building the new archery shelter. Come on out — we have work for all expertise and skill levels!

  • Lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.
  • Bring work gloves, water bottle and your favorite tools.
  • If you wish to stay and camp Saturday night please do, but bring your own dinner and breakfast.
  • There will be NO Friday night camping as of right now due to the “Game Night” Event in Virginia Beach which most of you adults should be attending. 🙂
  • Adults- if you bring a chain saw we will do a safety training in the morning, which includes the mandatory use of chainsaw chaps, ear plugs and hard hat. We only have 2 pairs of chaps but many hard hats.

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