Winter 2014 Drumbeat

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

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.

Fall Fellowship Brotherhood and Vigils

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”

August Ordeal

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.

Updated 2014 Event Form

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.

Gregson Center Fund Patches

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)

June LEC at Camp

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.

Lodge Officer Changes

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.

May Ordeal 2014

May 18th, 2014

We had a great weekend up at Pipsico. Blessed with stunningly beautiful weather, 90 new members completed their Ordeal and 24 brothers sealed their membership in the Brotherhood ceremony.

Check out these pictures from the Ordeal (and be sure to register for the upcoming August Ordeal):

It was a beautiful weekend at Pipsico Scout Reservation

It was a beautiful weekend at Pipsico Scout Reservation

2014 May Ordeal new Brotherhoods

2014 May Ordeal new Brotherhoods

Ordeal Ceremony #1

Ordeal Ceremony #1

Ordeal Ceremony #1 - closing

Ordeal Ceremony #1 – closing

Ordeal Ceremony #2

Ordeal Ceremony #2

Ordeal Ceremony #2 - closing

Ordeal Ceremony #2 – closing

2014 Vigil Nominations

May 12th, 2014

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The 2014 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.

Petitions must be submitted to the lodge Vigil Chairman no later than July 19, 2014.