October Smoke Signals – Fall Fellowship, Cub Fun Day and more…

October Smoke Signals – Fall Fellowship, Cub Fun Day and more…


October 2017

  • Farewell to Jason Buffi
  • Message From the New Chief
  • New Officers Installed
  • LEC Meeting Notice
  • Cub Fun Day Registration Open!
  • New Lodge Advisers Announced
  • Fall Ordeal Registration Now Open
  • 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference Announced
  • Brotherhood Opportunities
  • LEC Meeting Schedule
  • Dues Portal – Pay Your Dues Now!
  • Lodge Officer Applications Now Open!
  • Arrowman Achievement Award
  • Broken Arrow
  • Lodge Activity Schedule
  • Communications Update
  • AIA Committee Update


Our 2017 Lodge Chief, Jason Buffi enlisted in the United States Navy and reported to duty on September 19th. Jason has been an instrumental member of Lenape Lodge since the merger weekend where he has served on numerous ceremonies teams, ceremonies chairman, and Lodge Chief.

We wish the VERY BEST to Jason Buffi as he serves our country. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Jason. you will be missed and we are so proud of you!

During our Fall Induction weekend, in compliance with our Lodge Rules, Jason resigned from his position and our Vice Chief of Program , Andrew Rock, was installed as our Lodge Chief for the remainder of 2017.

Drew attends Atlantic City Institute of Technology in the new Aviation Academy. He is a Life Scout from Troop 1043 in Newfield. He has served as his troop’s Scribe, Historian, Troop Guide, Patrol Leader and is currently the Senior Patrol Leader. A brotherhood member of Lenape Lodge, Andrew has previously held the offices of Lodge Secretary and Lodge Vice Chief of program.

Congratulations and Welcome Andrew!


Hello Brothers!

I am looking forward to working with everybody and improving the lodge. I hope for the rest of this year to be a great one and look forward to working with each and every one of you. 

I also look forward to seeing all of you at Cub Fun Day and our fall fellowship. It will be a lot of fun and a great time to get to know each other a little more.

Yours in Brotherhood,


Andrew Rock | Lodge Chief


693 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060



In accordance with our Lodge Rules, the Lodge Executive Committee appointed Luke Hearn to be our new Lodge Secretary after the resignation of Jayson Scott. The LEC also appointed Eddie Smedley to be the Vice Chief or Program following Andrew Rock’s Appointment as Lodge Chief.

Congratulations Gentlemen!


7:00pm, Lekau Lodge, Pine Hill Scout Reservation.



Cub Fun day is right around the corner! Lenape Lodge 8 would like to get as many arrowmen to come out the help as possible. Please sign up for a shift on the link below. We need help with directing people where to park, assisting with the Cub Field Games, and also assisting on the hay wagon, We need Arrowmen from 8 Am to approximately 2 PM.  Lunch is provided for those who work for the full day!

Sign up HERE: http://lenape8.doubleknot.com/event/2017-cub-fun-day/2117875



At our Fall Induction Weekend, Kevin Bishop, the Scout Executive for the Garden State Council announced that our Lodge Adviser, Steve Sellers, will be stepping down and Rob Festoff will take over as Lodge Adviser for Lenape Lodge 8 beginning on January 1, 2018. Rob will serve as Lodge Adviser for two years.

Rob is an Eagle Scout and joined the Order of the Arrow with Hunnikick Lodge 76 as a youth, As an adult he has been awarded the Vigil Honor by Lenape Lodge 8.

He has served as Associate Lodge Adviser, an adviser with the membership committee and is National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar trained. Rob has attended the 2005 National Jamboree as an adult adviser, has been to Philmont Scout Ranch three times (once as a youth and twice as Crew Adviser). Rob is Woodbadge Trained and served as Scoutmaster of Troop 234 in Williamstown for 6 years.

He is currently an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 234, the troop’s Eagle Adviser and has also served on committee as the Advancement Chairman. Rob has served on the District Advancement Committee and is currently the Old Colony District Communications Chairman which handles the district’s Facebook and web pages.

Congratulations, Rob! 

At the same time, Kevin Bishop announced that Ed Rock will take over as Lodge Adviser beginning in January 2020. 
Having been both a Cub and Boy Scout in his youth, Ed once again joined Scouting when his son Andrew became a Cub Scout.  He has served as a Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster, an Associate Lodge Adviser, as the Scoutmaster and Course Director for Garden State Council’s NYLT Pine Hill in August of 2017.  Ed is National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar trained and has completed his Wood Badge in December 2015.

Congratulations Ed!


Nominate fellow Arrowmen for the Vigil Honor and the Founders’ Award! The 2017 Vigil nominations will close on October 31st.

To learn more about these awards and to access the nomination forms, click HERE for the Vigil Honor and HERE for the Founders’ Award!


Beginning this year, we will hold our Fall Fellowship at Roosevelt Scout Reservation from November 3-5, 2017
This will be EPIC! Food, Fun, Fellowship. We are working with the council program committee to have some of the Roosevelt program areas open for Arrowmen in the afternoon.

This year’s Fall Fellowship theme reflects our theme for Lenape 8 for 2017. STRENGTHEN THE TIES OF BROTHERHOOD. Join us for this amazing event!.

Sign up HERE: 



Lenape Lodge 8 has received our allocation for the 2018 NOAC and we are sending 17 youth and 5 adults to INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON, IN on JULY 30 – AUGUST 4, 2018
NOAC is a national gathering of around 10,000 – 15,000 Arrowmen from nearly every Lodge in the Nation. Once every few years, we get together for six days of fun, adventure, and learning. If you choose to go, you will find a large selection of activities ranging from Native American dancing and regalia to scuba and snorkeling.

The best thing is YOU get to choose what you want to do and when you do it. At the last NOAC the list of possibilities was huge including hundreds of activities. While at NOAC you and your roommate will stay in the University dorm rooms, sleeping on real beds with the University providing the linens and using indoor restrooms and showers. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served in the University Cafeterias where they do the cooking and the cleaning – all you must do is return your tray.

The conference fee will be announced by the National Order of the Arrow Committee later this year, but expect that the total cost of the trip will be around $850 (still pending until the official conference fee is announced later this summer).

Spots are LIMITED!  You will be put on a wait list if the contingent is full.
YOUTH – “first come, first serve” (once we receive your $100 deposit)
ADULTS – spots are extremely limited, details on an approval process will be communicated.  Please register and pay deposit ASAP in order to be considered in the approval process.

Up to date information can be found HERE: http://lenape8.org/noac-2018/

Pay your deposit HERE: 


Brotherhood Opportunities

If you were inducted on or before September 2016, you are eligible to attain Brotherhood at one of our next Induction Weekends!
Simply signup as a Brotherhood Candidate by clicking below:

November 3-5, 2017 (Roosevelt)

Don’t miss these opportunities! You can get more information about the Brotherhood requirements by visiting our website at: http://lenape8.org/brotherhood/

2017 LEC Meeting Schedule
  • October 19, 2017, Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Lekau Lodge). 7:00PM
  • November 4, 2017, Roosevelt Scout Reservation. 10:00AM
  • December 21, 2017, AS NEEDED. Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Lekau Lodge). 7:00PM

The 2017 Dues portal is now open! Arrowmen can pay dues online (preferred) by clicking on the link below:

As a reminder, our lodge rules state that any Arrowman that has not paid dues in 2016 or prior, must pay one-month’s back dues to get re-current.

If you do not wish to pay online, you may download a dues form and mail it or take it to a council service center here:  http://lenape8.org/dues/

2018 Lodge Officer Applications Now Open!

Any Arrowman who wishes to run for Lodge office (Lodge Chief, Lodge Vice-Chief of Program, Lodge Vice-Chief of Administration, Lodge Secretary, Lodge Treasurer) can now submit a lodge officer petition.
Petitions can be downloaded HERE: http://lenape8.org/lodge-officer-petitions-open-now/

While you are there you can download the job descriptions an look over the Lodge program. ALL LODGE OFFICER CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE A UNIT LEADER SIGN OFF!

To be considered eligible to run for any elected lodge office, you must be less than 21 years of age for the entire duration of the elected term, a registered member of the BSA, a dues paying member of the lodge, and the petition MUST be submitted to the Lodge Adviser on or before the Friday evening of Fall Fellowship before Lodge Officer Elections take place the following day.

We will be conducting Lodge elections at our Fall Fellowship on November 3-5, 2017 at Roosevelt Scout Reservation. Arrowmen can register for the weekend here: 

Please email me as soon as possible if you have any questions or have a scout that wishes to run so we can get the paperwork accomplished in a timely manner. You may email me at: adviser@lenape8.org

Steve Sellers
Lodge Adviser


This award can be earned by an Arrowman each year by completing requirements in 3 areas: 
  • Lodge development
  • Personal development
  • Unit development
The Award can be earned annually and consists of a 5-inch patch (pictured above).

Find more information HERE or visit our website at lenape8.org



This ceremony is a final tribute to a deceased Arrowman who has served cheerfully to help others and who, in his daily life, has lived the Scout Oath and Law.  It is performed with the consent of the deceased’s family.  

On Saturday, November 4th, during our Fall Fellowship, Lenape Lodge 8 will conduct a Broken Arrow Ceremony after sunset in remembrance of the following Arrowmen.

It is with our deepest heartfelt condolences and with a sincere appreciation for a life well lived that Lenape Lodge 8 acknowledges the following Arrowmen who have passed away:
  • Rich Dottie
  • Steve Entrekin
  • Rich Nawoyski
  • Bill Wakeman
  • Mario Barone
Anyone who wishes to have an arrowman added to this list, please contact the Lodge Adviser, Steve Sellers at: adviser@lenape8.org

If you wish to come to the Fall Fellowship, click here: http://lenape8.doubleknot.com/event/2017-fall-fellowship-arrowman-bash/1928345


In addition to providing recognition, camping promotion, and leadership training opportunities, the lodge exists as a supplement to a youth’s scouting experience by providing different activities throughout the calendar year for lodge members.

2017 Order of the Arrow Events:

  • LEC Meeting: October 19th, 7:00pm (Pine Hill)
  • Cub Fun Day/Haunted Woods: October 20-21, 2017 (Pine Hill)
  • Fall Fellowship: November 3-5, 2017 (Roosevelt Scout Reservation)
You can find more information about our events on our website at:  lenape8.org

Are you interested in writing, editing, graphic design, photography, analytics, or social media?

The Lenape Lodge Communications Team is searching for Arrowmen, both youth and adults, who are interested in helping to spread the Order of the Arrow’s message. Email the communications team at: communications@lenape8.org if you are interested!

Interested in Ceremonies, Indian Lore, Native American culture, drumming, or Dancing?
Then the
American Indian Affairs committee
is for you!
Contact the AIA committee by emailing ceremonies@lenape8.org for more information on meetings and practice schedules! New awards are available for active participants of the AIA Committee!




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