Kittatinny Lodge 5, Order of the Arrow, is a service organization registered with Hawk Mountain Council, Boy 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
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