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SPARK Lodge was featured on KYW News Radio the weekend of October 15, 2011 for their 21st year of participation in the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air.  Read the Web article here... (the article is just as it was heard on KYW News Radio 1060 on the AM dial.

SPARK Lodge was featured on Amateur Radio Newsline™ for their 20th year of participation in the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air.  Read and hear the full report here...

SPARK Lodge Recognized on October 13, 2010 by the

Montgomery County Commissioner's

SPARK Lodge was recognized at the regular meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioner on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, for its 20th Anniversary of Jamboree on the Air at Camp Delmont.  The Montgomery County Commissioner's presented Rick Blank, WB3BSA, President of the SPARK Lodge ARC with a Proclamation recognizing SPARK Lodge on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary of JOTA, for its outstanding service it offers to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crews and youth from throughout the region through its many programs including the Boy Scout merit badge program, and for its use of amateur radio as hobby and educational experience.

Rick Blank holding Proclamation with MontCo Commissioner's.

Seen here in the Picture is Rick Blank, WB3BSA, President of SPARK Lodge ARC, holding the Proclamation with, Montgomery County Commissioners (from left to right) Bruce L. Castor, Jr., Joseph M. Hoeffel, Vice Chairman, and James R. Matthews, Chariman.

The Proclamation reads:

County of Montgomery

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Proclamation
SPARK LODGE
JAMBOREE ON THE AIR

20TH ANNIVERSARY

WHEREAS, SPARK Lodge, or Scouts Practicing Amateur Radio Knowledge, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its "Jamboree on the Air" operations at the Musser Scout Reservation in Marlborough Township; and,
WHEREAS, SPARK Lodge, originally known as Valley Forge Amateur Radio Club, was founded by the late Hank O'Neill, William McCouch, and current trustee Reginald Leister to promote the use of Amateur Radio as a hobby and educational experience for Boy Scouts; and
WHEREAS, The first "Jamboree on the Air" station took to the airwaves 20 years ago from Woods Lane Cabin at what was then known as the Delmont Scout Reservation; and,
WHEREAS, SPARK Lodge offers Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges for Radio, Computers, Electricity and Electronics and teaches classes for Scouts interested in obtaining an Amateur Radio License; and,
NOW, THEREFORE We, the Commissioners of Montgomery County, do hereby congratulate

SPARK Lodge
on the occasion of its
20TH ANNIVERSARY

                                                   and ask all Montgomery County residents to recognize the outstanding service it
                                                   offers to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crews and youth from throughout
                                                   the region.

It is affixed with the ribbon seal of the Montgomery County Commissioners and is signed by them, James R. Matthews, Chairman;
Joseph M. Hoeffel, Vice Chairman; and Bruce L. Castor, Jr. County Commissioners.