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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

June LEC at Camp

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The June 25, 2014 meeting of the Lodge Executive Committee will be held at Pipsico Scout Reservation at 7:30 PM in the Lions Dining Hall. LEC Members are asked to RSVP to the Lodge Chief by June 18 to ensure that there is sufficient food available.

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

August Ordeal 2013 Brotherhoods

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Congratulations to Blue Heron Lodge’s newest Brotherhood members! Fifteen Arrowmen sealed their membership in the Order this weekend at the August Ordeal.

Summer 2013 Drumbeat

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

The Summer 2013 Drumbeat is now available from the forms page. Be sure to 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.

Honor Arrowman Forms Due

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

If you are a youth who meets the qualifications for Honor Arrowman for 2012, please download the form from the forms page and return it to lodge chief A.J. Kelly by November 1.

Passing of Bobby Bracy

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The thoughts and prayers of Blue Heron Lodge are with the family of Bobby Bracy, a Vigil member of Blue Heron Lodge from Merrimac Chapter. Mr. Bracy passed away last weekend at a camping function with his troop. For more information, please see this article from WVEC.