OA Service Grant RecipientsBy Michael Thompson
Published: January 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm
Last Update: March 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Michael Thompson serves as the Vice Chairman for Recognition, Awards, History & Preservation
Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each Region to receive matching service grants. For 2013, 20 lodges in Councils across the Nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $40,000 dollars in matching grants via the 2013 OA Service Grant program.
The following grants were awarded within the Central Region:
- The Chippewa Valley Council (Otyokwa Lodge) headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, will receive $2,945 dollars to develop an outdoor education center for nearby Scout units.
- The Heart of America Council (Tamegonit Lodge) headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, will receive $1,500 dollars to improve the 11.8 mile Rimrock Trail at the Naish Scout Reservation.
- The Heart of Ohio Council (Portage Lodge) headquartered in Ashland, Ohio, will receive $1,676 dollars to construct an archery and BB-gun range for Cub Scouts at the Firelands Scout Reservation.
- The Lincoln Trails Council (Woapink Lodge) headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, will receive $2,000 dollars to install a concrete walkway at Rhodes France Scout Reservation to enhance access for persons with physical limitations.
- The President Gerald R. Ford Field Service Council (Nataepu Shohpe Lodge) headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will receive $2,220 dollars to enhance its bouldering program area at their Cub Scout and Webelos Scout resident camps and to construct Baloo caves for program and shelter purposes.
The following grants were awarded within the Northeast Region:
- The Hawk Mountain Council (Kittatinny Lodge) headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, will receive $1,388 dollars to build handicapped accessible fishing piers at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.
- The Monmouth Council (Na Tsi Hi Lodge) headquartered in Morganville, New Jersey, will receive $2,582 dollars to build an Environmental Conservation Center at Forestburg Scout Reservation.
- The Pine Tree Council (Madockawanda Lodge) headquartered in Portland, Maine, will receive $1,676 dollars to enhance its dock for Cub Scout aquatics at Camp William Hinds.
- The Southern New Jersey Council (Te'Kening Lodge) headquartered in Millville, New Jersey, will receive $2,039 dollars to construct shelters to support its growing Webelos Scout resident program at Pine Hill Scout Reservation.
The following grants were awarded within the Southern Region:
- The Chickasaw Council (Ahoalan-Nachpikin Lodge) headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, will receive $2,582 dollars to construct a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Technology Shelter at Kia Kima Scout Reservation.
- The Circle Ten Council (Mikanakawa Lodge) headquartered in Dallas, Texas, will receive $2,333 dollars to construct a 40 foot bridge for safe passage of an eight (8) mile hiking trail at Camp James Ray.
- The Coastal Carolina Council (Unali'yi Lodge) headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, will be awarded $1,930 dollars for the handicap conversion of restrooms at Camp Ho Non Wah.
- The Heart of Virginia Council (Nawakwa Lodge) headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, will receive $1,676 dollars to build a five (5) mile hiking trail loop with an ADA accessible shelter at Albright Scout Reservation.
- The Stonewall Jackson Area Council (Shenandoah Lodge) headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia, will receive $2,400 dollars to construct a STEM shelter at Camp Shenandoah.
The following grants were awarded within the Western Region:
- The Cascade Pacific Council (Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge) headquartered in Portland, Oregon, will be awarded $1,259 dollars for bench replacement at the Camp Baldwin Campfire Bowl.
- The Longs Peak Council (Kola Lodge) headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, will receive $2,474 dollars for the winterization of the Camp Jeffrey Kola Lodge building at the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch.
- The Pikes Peak Council (Ha-Kin-Skay-A-Ki Lodge) headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will receive $1,857 dollars to develop an environmentally sustainable ATV program at Camp Alexander.
- The Sequoia Council (Tah-Heetch Lodge) headquartered in Fresno, California, will be awarded $2,220 dollars to install prefabricated washstands at Camp Chawanakee Scout Reservation.
- The Southern Sierra Council (Yowlumne Lodge) headquartered in Bakersfield, California, will receive $1,132 dollars to rebuild the shotgun range at Camp Kern.
- The Yucca Council (Gila Lodge) headquartered in El Paso, Texas, will receive $2,111 dollars to replace damaged water lines at Camp Dale Resler.