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 Southern Region, had 6 lodges earn grants, receiving the most of any region.

Congratulations to our awardees:

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

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.