39th Anniversary OSA Dinner Dance – Brief Recap

A full house of members and friends enjoyed the OSA’s 39th Annual Meeting and Dinner Dance on March 4, 2017, at the Holiday Inn William Tell in Countryside, IL. During the evening, we held our annual meeting, presented awards, made special recognitions, conducted Board elections, raffled off some wonderful prizes and held a splendid silent auction. Continue reading

Owasippe’s future mentioned in letter from the Council President

Dear Fellow Scouter:

As we begin our third program year as a combined council, I want to report on a number of matters.  This includes membership increases, camp property ownership and sales, program staffing and Council leadership changes.  I apologize for the length of this note, but I have not written for some time and believe you need to be kept apprised of current progress. Continue reading

Owasippe’s Future Looks Bright … Council Committee Recommendation

The Pathway to Adventure Council (PTAC) Operating Board established four committees to look at the utilization, financial well-being, and sustainability of all (8) PTAC properties going forward starting with the 2016 camping season. According to their report, released on 9/18/15, Owasippe’s future looks to be secure! That said, while this was the committee’s recommendation, the PTAC Operating Board will need to vote on the matter and the Regional Executive Committee / Executive Board also need to vote to officially adopt any action.  Continue reading