Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. For 2019, 15 lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $34,500 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.
The following grants were awarded within the Central Region:
Illini Lodge of the Prairielands Council, headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, will receive $1,300 for the construction of a multipurpose pavilion for year-round use by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at the Rankin Outdoor Adventure Place.
Waupecan Lodge of the Rainbow Council, headquartered in Lockport, Illinois, will receive $1,500 to construct a shelter in their first year camper area at Rainbow Scout Reservation.
The following grants were awarded within the Northeast Region:
Catamount Lodge of the Heart of New England Council, headquartered in Lancaster, Massachusetts, will receive $5,000 for the renovation of the Green Cabin at Camp Wanocksett.
Kittan Lodge of the Twin Rivers Council, headquartered in Albany, New York, will receive $2,100 to help develop a new ATV Trek course with a permanent building at Camp Wakpominee.
Witauchsoman Lodge of the Minsi Trails Council, headquartered in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, will receive $2,100 to rebuild the Stone Arrow Ceremony Circle at Trexler Scout Reservation.
Wunita Gokhos Lodge of the Pennsylvania Dutch Council, headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will receive $1,900 to update the swimming and boating docks at Bashore Scout Reservation.
The following grants were awarded within the Southern Region:
Semialachee Lodge of the Suwannee River Area Council, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, will receive $3,500 to repair damage to cabins caused by Hurricane Michael at Wallwood Scout Reservation.
Unali’Yi Lodge of the Coastal Carolina Council, headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, will receive $2,400 for the renovation of two dining hall bathrooms at Camp Ho Non Wah.
Muscogee Lodge of the Indian Waters Council, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, will receive $2,400 to convert a dry storage room in Camp Barstow’s dining hall to a female restroom for youth.
Talidandaganu Lodge of the Cherokee Area Council, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will receive $1,900 to construct an amphitheater and stage at Skymont Scout Reservation.
Pellissippi Lodge of the Great Smoky Mountain Council, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, will receive $2,300 to create a mobile trail race course at Camp Buck Toms.
Wahissa Lodge of the Old Hickory Council, headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will receive $1,100 to construct a training shelter at Camp Raven Knob.
The following grants were awarded within the Western Region:
Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge of the Mount Baker Council, headquartered in Everett, Washington, will receive $1,800 to develop an improved tent camping site to support unit and family camping opportunities at Fire Mountain Scout Camp.
Toloma Lodge of the Greater Yosemite Council, headquartered in Modesto, California, will receive $2,600 to upgrade the shower facilities at Camp McConnell.
Yah-Tah-Hey-Si-Kess Lodge of the Great Southwest Council, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will receive $2,600 to construct areas for their ATV and Cowboy Action Firearms programs at Gorham Scout Ranch.