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Welcome to Grand Monadnock Lodge

Grand Monadnock Lodge #309 is chartered to the Nashua Valley Council #230, Boy Scouts of America, based in Lancaster, Massachusetts. The lodge functions as a part of the Council's Boy Scout Camping operation, and is under the administrative authority of the Council Scout Executive and the Council Camping Committee.

Grand Monadnock Lodge #309 has consistently been a National Quality Lodge. The Lodge earned the National Quality Lodge distinction again for the year 2007, and was granted a charter to operate for the year 2008.

The lodge executive committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Council Service Center in Lancaster, MA. Meetings start promptly at 7:00 PM and are usually over by 8:30 PM. All lodge officers, chairmen, and advisers are expected to attend. Lodge members may attend meetings as nonparticipating observers unless invited to participate by the Lodge Chief or Lodge Adviser.

Sealing your membership by becoming a Brotherhood member is a great way to show your commitment and further your experiences with the Lodge. Moving on to Brotherhood membership offers an opportunity to reaffirm one's belief in the high purposes of the Order. Each Brotherhood member commits to even more service to Scouting through the Order.

An Arrowman is eligible for Brotherhood after 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and fulfilling certain requirements. The Order of the Arrow's Jumpstart program is a great way for Arrow men to view and study these requirements, and learn more about the Order. http://jumpstart.oa-bsa.org/

In GML309, Ordeal Members have the opportunity to seal their membership as a Brotherhood member at both the Spring & Fall Inductions Weekends.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on how to convert to Brotherhood.

Brotherhood Requirements:

  • Memorize the signs of Arrow membership. Memorize the Obligation of the Order, which you received from Allowat Sakima (printed on the back of your membership card and in your handbook). Also memorize the Order of the Arrow Official Song, the Admonition, the sign of Ordeal membership, and the Arrow handclasp.
  • Advance in your understanding of the Ordeal. Gain a thorough understanding of the Ordeal through which you have passed.
  • Serve your unit. Retain your registration in Scouting. During a period of at least 10 months, strive to fulfill your Obligation by continuing and expanding your service to your own troop or team.
  • Plan for service in your Lodge. Retain your registration in your Order of the Arrow Lodge and keep your dues paid. Be aware that acceptance of Brotherhood membership involves a pledge of service to the lodge. Develop a concrete idea of how you plan to fulfill this pledge.
  • Review your progress. When you earnestly feel that you have met the four challenges above, write a letter to your lodge secretary. In this letter:
  • Explain what you think the Obligation means
  • Describe how you have been fulfilling this obligation in your troop
or team and in your daily life, and how you have used your
understanding of the Ordeal to aid in this service.
  • Describe your specific plans for giving service in the lodge program.
  • Include with this letter your advance registration application and fees for the next 
Brotherhood ceremony according to the instructions given by the lodge.