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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.

2015 Dues and Event Forms

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

The 2015 Dues and Event forms are now available.

Both of these forms may be completed electronically and printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Please circulate these forms widely amongst the members of your chapters and troops, and encourage your Brothers to pay their Lodge dues early, and to register for Lodge events. Note that there will again be three Ordeals this year, in March, May, and August.

August Ordeal

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

At the August Ordeal, 50 new Arrowmen completed the Ordeal and 11 members completed the Brotherhood ceremony.

The final opportunity to complete the Brotherhood ceremony this year will be at the Fall Fellowship on October 25.

Gregson Center Fund Patches

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A set of four patches has been commissioned by Blue Heron Lodge to raise funds for much needed repairs and maintenance of the Gregson Center.

The patch set features two 8″ back patches and two 4″ patches. Each sized patch is available in a blue and silver border. The back patches are available for $20 each and the regular patches are available for $10 each. The cost for the set is $60. All proceeds will be put towards the Gregson Center Fund.

200 of each patch were made and they will be offered at each lodge event until sold out. For more information, please email the Custodian Adviser, Mr. Bill Stine, at

Gregson Center Back Patch

Gregson Center Back Patch

Window Replacement at the Gregson Center

Window Replacement at the Gregson Center

About the Gregson Center

The Gregson Center first opened in 1996. It was funded and built by Blue Heron Lodge to honor Brian Gregson, who passed away in a surfing accident during his term as Lodge Chief. The Gregson Center houses the Lodge’s museum, as well as a welcome center.

Gregson Center Floor Plans

Gregson Center Floor Plan

Gregson Center (2007)

Gregson Center (2007)

Lodge Officer Changes

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

At the 2014 SR-7A Conclave, Blue Heron Lodge Secretary-Treasurer Andrew Sorenson was elected Section Chief and Vice Chief of Administration Kevin Lee was elected Section Vice Chief.

Policy require that when a lodge officer is elected Section Chief, that he vacate his lodge positions. Under our lodge rules, the Lodge Chief is charged with appointing a replacement subject to confirmation by the Lodge Executive Committee.

At the May Lodge Executive Committee meeting, Tyler Rush was appointed to fill the remainder of Andrew Sorenson’s term as Lodge Secretary-Treasurer.