The Key 3 of the Lodge includes: the Lodge Chief, the Lodge Adviser, and the Lodge Staff Adviser. The Lodge Chief is elected by the youth members of the Lodge each year and the Lodge Adviser and Staff Adviser are both appointed by the Scout Executive, commonly known as the “Supreme Chief of the Fire.”
The Lodge Chief is elected annually at the Fall Fellowship and begins their term at the Winter Banquet.
The Lodge Adviser is appointed to one year terms beginning in January.
Lodge Chief: Adam P.
Adam is an Eagle Scout from Troop 49, who is currently attending College of DuPage, studying Electrical Engineering.
Adam has been in the Order of the Arrow since 2016 and started his journey as lodge Treasurer in 2016.
Adam started his scouting career as a cub scout in first grade, then joined Boy Scout Troop 49 in 5th grade. He then went on to CIT at camp Shin-go-beek in 2014, then became part of the 2015 Scout Adventure Camp program staff, and went on to Staff Shin-Go-Beek and Mach-Kin-O-Siew in 2015.
In 2017, Adam earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 49.
A huge reason he got involved in Order of the Arrow, was because of former Chief Kurt Huglemann.
Heading into the 2018 year, Adam knows that Pachsegink Lodge can have the best year yet.
Lodge Adviser: Matt O’Brien
Matt is a former Lodge Chief of Pachsegink Lodge and now works for Sicame as a Sales Engineer.
He is a Vigil Honor member and Founders Awards recipient.
Served as Tiger through Webelos Leader for 2 sons, Pack 348 in Palatine.
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 209 from 2000-2012
Committee Member, Troop 209 2013- present
Associate Advisor Crew, 209 2015 – present
Signal Hill Chapter Associate Adviser, 2011-2012
Lakota Lodge Associate Adviser, 2013-2015
Lakota Lodge Staff Adviser, 2016-2017
Pathway To Adventure Lodges Staff Adviser, 2017-present
Vigil Honor 2012
NOAC 2012, 2015, NEXT 2016
Philmont 2014, 2016
District Award of Merit 2014
Founder’s Award 2015
James E West 2016
BSA Discovery Outpost Manager 2014-2016
Outdoor Adventure Support 2016
Camping Executive 2017 – present
2 sons and a nephew are Eagle Scouts.