From The East

I want to thank everyone for their efforts and support during my exemplification and installation as Worshipful Master.Bob

2016 is off to a flying start for Scouters Lodge!  I am happy to announce that our lodge apron design has been finalized and they have been ordered.  They are scheduled to arrive by mid-March.  They will then be sent out to Geri’s Screen Printing for final processing.  We should receive the completed aprons before the end of April.

On Monday, March 28 at 7:30pm we will be visited by PGM Stephen J. Ponzillo, III, who will speak to us on the George Washington National Masonic Memorial.  Then on April 9th, we will Visit the George Washington National Masonic Memorial, in Alexandria VA. (you can see more at  This is a multi-lodge event with Ionic Lodge# 145 and Sharon Lodge# 182.  We will be leaving from the Ionic Lodge Temple located at 85 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Please see Brother Treasurer, Stephen A. Mintz for additional information.

On another note, we have been contacted by Bill Soucy who is asking for some help with a special needs unit.  Bill is the Unit Commissioner for Troop 337 in the Milford Mill area of the Arrowhead District.  They are a small special needs unit, of maybe 5 or 6 Boy Scouts, and one Cub Scout.  Because of the special problems associated with special needs, most of the parents are unable to afford dues.  All of the parents are having problems with funds and the troop is unable to engage in any fundraising at this time.  Remember that we are admonished to have “Faith in God, Hope in immortality, and Charity to all mankind. The greatest of these is Charity”.  I am asking the lodge to make a financial donation to the unit and ask each of you to suggest other ways we can support them in the future.

We pray for a happy and healthy New Year to all Lodge Members, brother Masons, their families, first responders, and all service men both here and abroad.


Traveling Gavel

It is my pleasure to announce that Scouter’s Lodge #236 has captured the Traveling Gavel. On Wednesday January 6, 2016 the following brothers traveled to Odenton Lodge #209 to claim the Traveling Gavel: Worshipful Master Ronald Jacobson P.M., Worshipful Master Elect Senior Warden Robert Frey Jr., Senior Steward Fred Rossmark Jr., Chaplain John Ertel P.M., and Ritualist Stuart Cordish P.M.
The Gavel began originated its travel from Manchester Lodge #73 of Manchester, CT on Wednesday June 2, 1976 after it was used to commemorate their 150th anniversary. The hope was the gavel would travel throughout their territorial jurisdiction of Connecticut and even beyond, and that it would once again be retrieved and used again when Manchester Lodge celebrates is bicentennial in the year 2026.
Inside the wooden box under the lid are instructions for claiming the gavel which are as follows:
1) Three or more visitors from a lodge, to the holding lodge, traveling the greatest distance on that evening may claim the gavel for their lodge.
2) A lodge may claim the gavel only once during the any master’s term.
3) To allow Manchester Lodge to know the whereabouts of the gavel at all times, it is requested that the holding lodge and the claiming lodge notify the secretary of Manchester Lodge within 10 days that the gavel has changed hands. (mailers are provided)
Below, protected by plexiglass, is the secured gavel. There is a plaque next to the gavel which says the following: Presented by ~Brother George R. Ouillette~ Worshipful Master 1976.
Thanks to Brother Fred Rossmark for the idea and arranging for our visit to Odenton Lodge and for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of the history of this gavel.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Ronald Jay Jacobson, P.M.
Worshipful Master
Scouters Lodge #236 A.F. & A.M.
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Eagle Ceremony

From Bro. Charles Hazard, PM:

“It was an honor and pleasure to present Eagle Scout and DeMolay, Ben Fleury, certificates of congratulations on behalf of Ionic Lodge #145 A.F.&A.M. as well as Scouter’s Lodge #236 A.F.&A.M. Congrats Ben on an honor that is most deserved and well earned.”



Officers 2015


“Welcome our 2015 Officers!”

The membership of Scouter’s Lodge #236 is composed of brothers who were either
Scouts themselves, or adult Scouters. All degree work is performed in Class A uniform.

Scouter’s Lodge #236 was granted a Charter on November 17, 2013 at the 226th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Maryland, A.F. & A.M.. Scouter’s Lodge is the first lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Maryland formed strictly for men with backgrounds in the Scouting program.