August 8-19~”In Search of the Lenni Lenape” Summer Trip

From August 8th – 19th Pennacook Lodge will be embarking on a trip like none other. We will be hiking the trails of Treasure Island Scout Reservation, an island on the Delaware River and the birthplace of the Order of the Arrow, visit several historic Native American sites and tour Washington DC, our nation’s capital.

Our co-ed summer venture is entitled “In Search of the Lenni Lenape”, and will bring us to Treasure Island Scout Reservation, the birthplace of the Order of the Arrow in 1915, which is located in the heart of the Valley of the Delawares where we will explore our Order’s origins in both Dr. Goodman’s footsteps and in Native American tradition and lore. The Lodge will also be visiting several Native American historic sites in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and New York state. We will also be spending 4 days in Washington DC and visiting museums and historic sites, including the Museum of Native American History. Of course, the trip will have some fun and adventurous stops along the way too, such as side trips to Philadelphia, rafting along the Delaware River, Hershey Park, and New York City. We will be traveling in 15 passenger vans with all overnight camping stays at Boy Scout camps. 

There are still some spots left, but registrations are filling fast. The all-inclusive cost is $1,500 per person. Scholarships of up to $500 per scout are available from The Key Foundation’s Patrick Doyle Scholarship Fund. Both the last day to register for the trip and to apply for a scholarship is Friday, June 18. A partial payment of $800 is due with registration no later than June 18, with final payment, including any scholarship award due July 15. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 30.

If you would like to learn more about the trip, hear from lodge officers and trip coordinators, and meet with the lodge adult advisers, we will be holding an Arrowmen & Parent Information Session on Monday, June 7 via Zoom at 7:00 pm. To receive the zoom link, email vicechief@oapennacook.org.