Our Lodges

Kittatinny Lodge 5, Order of the Arrow, is a service organization registered with Hawk Mountain CouncilBoy Scouts of America, in Reading, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area, serving Berks, Schuylkill, and a small portion of Carbon Counties. Kittatinny Lodge 5 also provides cheerful service to Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, the council’s camp.

Lodge Chief: Avery Millisock

Lodge Adviser: Glenn Piper 

Lodge Website: kittatinny5.org

The Sasquesahanough Lodge 11 was just formed effective January 1st 2011 after the merger of Keystone and York-Adams Area Councils into New Birth of Freedom Council in 2010. The merger created the new lodge by combining respective council lodges of Susquehannock and Tuckahoe. At a special meeting in October of 2010, the two former lodges picked the new name and new totem which is the phoenix.

Lodge Chief: Keith Stein

Lodge Adviser: Chip Bayer

Lodge Website: www.lodge.newbirthoffreedom.org

Octoraro Lodge has over 800 active Arrowmen who donate hundreds of service hours annually to help maintain Horseshoe Scout Reservation and encourage camping in Chester County Council.

Lodge Chief: John Porter

Lodge Adviser: Gus Sauerzopf

Lodge Website: www.octoraro22.org

In neighboring Lancaster County, a local organization known as the Pathfinders of the Golden Trail was converted to the Order of the Arrow and first chartered as Minqua Lodge #519 on September 20, 1956. The lodge was named for a Susquehanna tribe, which inhabited the lower Conestoga Valley, and was known as the “turtle clan.” The name is an Algonquian term meaning “stealthy” or “treacherous.” On September 1, 1971, Lancaster County Council and Lebanon County Council merged to for the Lancaster-Lebanon County Council, BSA. On November 30 of that year, approval to retain the number 39 for the new Lodge was received, and on January 15, 1972, the new lodge became operational as Wunita Gokhos Lodge #39. Wunita Gokhos is translated “wise” or “able” owl in the language of the Delaware. The lodge totem is the owl.

Lodge Chief: Tony Astarita 

Lodge Adviser: Eric Shea

Lodge Website: www.wg39.org

Guneukitschik 317 is the resident lodge of Mason-Dixon Council. The lodge was formed in the year 1945. The name Guneukitschik was chosen, which represents the local area. Guneukitschik is the Indian spelling of the Conocheague Creek, which flows through the council territory, and is translated as “indeed a long way.” A Rattlesnake down the length of an arrow shaft was chosen as its totem.

Lodge Chief: Tracy Kinzer 

Lodge Adviser: Linda Zittle

Lodge Website: www.doubleknot.com/OpenRosters/View_Homepage.aspx?orgkey=2316