The Section NE-5B Thomas J. Richards Memorial National OA Events Scholarship was created in memory of 2009-10 Section Chief Tom Richards in the hopes to provide monetary support to Arrowmen within the section by paying a partial or full scholarship to one of the National Order of the Arrow Events or the National Order of the Arrow High Adventure Programs at Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier, Florida High Adventure Sea Base, and The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
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On January 1, 2013, Burlington County Council and Southern New Jersey Council merged to form a new Boy Scout council to serve the youth in South Jersey - the new Garden State Council, BSA.
On January 1, 2014, the two current lodges merged and became Lenape Lodge #8. The lodge name is translated as "The Original People" and the lodge totem is the red-tailed hawk.
Both lodges had long-standing, historical ties to the Order of the Arrow in South Jersey. Dating as far back as 1935, Hunnikick Lodge was established as the Order's 76th lodge, and soon after, Lekau Lodge - a predecessor to Te'kening - as the Order's 77th lodge. As Hunnikick and Te'kening come together to create a new lodge, we will carry forward the traditions and history of those who have served before us in both Hunnikick and Te'kening. And, to that end, we will move forward in service to others with as much passion as our founders, strengthening our past and building our future together.
Please join us as we continue our journey into the next chapter of history for the Order of the Arrow in South Jersey!