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 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.

Congratulations to the 2019 Western Region Service Grant Recipients!