Monaken Lodge 103

Monaken 2The Monaken Lodge 103 serves the Juniata Valley Council, BSA in the counties of Centre, Huntingdon, Juniata, and Mifflin in Pennsylvania.  The lodge totem is the Woodchuck.  The lodge was first chartered in 1937 by Camp Director Jack Swetek and Program Director Reed Babcook, who inducted the staff of Camp Auquanoshioni ,(later known as Seven Mountains Scout Camp), as the first members. Although the original charter named them “Juniata Lodge”, local records indicate that they were known as Monaken Lodge.  In 1939, nine brothers were elevated to the Brotherhood Honor at a Pow-Wow held in Virginia. In 1948 the first three vigil members were inducted at Seven Mountains Scout Camp by Mr. Hocksworth.

Over the lodge’s 75+ year history, the Lodge has earned numerous Sectional and National recognitions, including the prestigious E. Urner Goodman Camping Award.  Most recently Monaken was granted a National Service Grant to help them construct a new Cub Scout Shooting Sports Area at Seven Mountains.  Monaken has hosted 3 section Conclaves since the 1998 restructuring.  Seven Mountains was the home to the 2004, 2010, and 2015 Centennial Celebration Conclaves.

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