and Nature Quest
The Witauchsoman Lodge of Minsi Trails Council #502 developed a program
called Nature Quest in 2003 to work with the OA Mentoring. This program
was continued in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, Nature Quest IV was developed to better
meet the needs of the districts in the council which often held unit activities directly after school. A separate committee in the lodge was created specifically for OA Mentoring and an operating budget was assigned for the year.
With Nature Quest IV, the lodge targeted district events held for troops and packs participating in a wide variety of activities. These activities included pinewood derbies, day camps, and the summer camporee. This past fall, the youth Arrowmen planned, organized, and ran the Fall Camporee when it was unlikely to happen. The camporee was a great success and benefited many of the troops in the council. This forward thinking leadership demonstrated the OA mission and purpose and the ongoing efforts with the OA Mentoring Program.