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Goose Creek Chapter Chief: Chapter Chief

Goose Creek Chapter Adviser: Hal Raffensperger

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Upcoming Chapter & Lodge Events

Chapter Spring Ordeal: Mark your calendars, the Spring Ordeal will be held the weekend of May 12th-14th, 2017 at the Leesburg Izaak Walton Facility. Additional information will be provided soon.

Lodge 2017 Annual Dues:  The Lodge annual dues will remain at $14 for 2017.  Your dues can be paid online by going to the following web site.  The dues registration site is now open.  Please ensure your dues are paid prior to March 31, 2017. Dues Registration

OA Unit Elections: If you would like to schedule an OA Election, Scoutmasters should send an email to the Vice-Chief for OA Elections ( and provide the following information:

• Scoutmaster Name; email address; phone number
• Troop OA Representative Name
• Troop Number
• Troop Meeting Location & Time
• Requested Election Date
• Alternate Election Date (In case of inclement weather)

The Vice-Chief for OA Elections will confirm the receipt of your request and confirm your election date within one month after receiving your request.

OA Unit Visits: If you would like to schedule an Arrowmen visit with your Troop to discuss the OA with your Scouts, please contact the Goose Creek Chapter Chief, Henry Baime (

The 15th Annual Arrow of Light Recognition Ceremony will be conducted by the Goose Creek Chapter of the Order of the Arrow (OA) on Thursday March 2, 2017. The event will take place at the Harper Park Middle School in Leesburg and will start at 7:00PM. This very impressive Ceremony is presented by the Goose Creek OA ceremony team, wearing handcrafted native Powhatan Indian regalia.

This event does NOT replace your own Pack’s Arrow of Light ceremony, nor will the Arrow of Light Scouts receive their actual Arrow of Light badge at the ceremony. The ceremony honors their achievement in a unique way by the older Scouts who are waiting to welcome them into their troops and all of the fun and adventure they will have along the Trail to Eagle Scout!

The Arrow of Light Scouts will receive a certificate and a special OA-Arrow of Light Ceremony patch, designed by the OA Chapter for this event.

Registration is required to attend this event though there is no registration fee. The registration form can be found here.  For additional information, please contact the OA Chapter Adviser, Hal Raffensperger at

OA Membership Information

2016 Dues: All members will soon receive notification of their 2016 annual dues.  The dues for the up coming year will still be $14.  The online dues payment will be open on November 7, 2015.  Please check back here after this date for the link to the payment engine.

Lodge Transfer: Fill out the transfer/registration form, send it and your dues to the address shown at the top of this form.

OA Related Web Sites

Amangamek-Wipit Lodge 470

National Order of the Arrow

About the Order of the Arrow