The Art Ferguson Ceremony Circle

Jul 1, 2020

The Art Ferguson Ceremony Circle is the newest addition to the Camp Durant property. Modeled off the Summit Circle in Beckley, West Virginia – the home of the Order of the Arrows National Ceremony Circle. Completely fundraised through donations from the generosity of lodge and community members.

This circle is being constructed to honor the contributions of Art Ferguson. A longtime member of Occoneechee Lodge who has dedicated a majority of his time to ceremonies within the lodge and chapter.  Ferguson advised many lodge, section and national honor teams from Pre-Ordeal to Brotherhood.
  • Phase 1 100% 100%
  • Phase 2 100% 100%
  • Phase 3 100% 100%
  • Phase 4 10% 10%

4 Phases of Construction

Phase 1 - Selection

Phase 1 was the selection of the site and clearing of the land. Our selection committee picked a wooded area not far from the current ceremony circle. This space will be the largest ceremony circle ever constructed on the Occoneechee Scout Reservation property.

Phase 2 - Design & Fundraising

Phase 2 is the major fundraising campaign and designing of the circle.

Fundraising is on going with the production of the Art Ferguson Fundraising Patches which are listed on this page and available for purchase. Donors can also donate directly on this page if they’d prefer to make a donation larger than the patch prices. Additionally, monthly and annual donations are available for those wish to make the longest lasting support.

Designing of the circle was contracted to Heffner Landscaping. As mentioned this circle was modeled off the Summit Circle in Beckley, West Virginia – the home of the Order of the Arrows National Ceremony Circle. Project designs and 3D model renderings can be found below.

Phase 3 - Construction

Phase 3 is the construction of the ceremony circle.  We have finalized the design and signed a contract for the construction of the ring, phase 2. Construction was completed in June of 2020. See more updated photos at the bottom of the page.

Phase 4 - Finishing Touches and Maintenance

As of July of 2020, we have completed our initial 3 phases and have moved into our final phase. As we place the final touches on the circle, we recognize the need for ongoing maintenance. Future projects include signs, additional landscaping, storage building, and trail benches. Additional donations will help us maintain this beautiful circle for years to come. Consider giving an annual donation, available in the donation form below, to provide the most lasting support to this ring.

Design Drawings and 3D Renderings

Click each to enlarge.

Post-Construction Photos

Click each to enlarge.

Donation Options

The Art Ferguson Ceremony Circle

Jul 1, 2020

The Art Ferguson Ceremony Circle is the newest addition to the Camp Durant property. Modeled off the Summit Circle in Beckley, West Virginia – the home of the Order of the Arrows National Ceremony Circle. Completely fundraised through donations from the generosity of lodge and community members.

This circle is being constructed to honor the contributions of Art Ferguson. A longtime member of Occoneechee Lodge who has dedicated a majority of his time to ceremonies within the lodge and chapter.  Ferguson advised many lodge, section and national honor teams from Pre-Ordeal to Brotherhood.
  • Phase 1 100% 100%
  • Phase 2 100% 100%
  • Phase 3 100% 100%
  • Phase 4 10% 10%

4 Phases of Construction

Phase 1 - Selection

Phase 1 was the selection of the site and clearing of the land. Our selection committee picked a wooded area not far from the current ceremony circle. This space will be the largest ceremony circle ever constructed on the Occoneechee Scout Reservation property.

Phase 2 - Design & Fundraising

Phase 2 is the major fundraising campaign and designing of the circle.

Fundraising is on going with the production of the Art Ferguson Fundraising Patches which are listed on this page and available for purchase. Donors can also donate directly on this page if they’d prefer to make a donation larger than the patch prices. Additionally, monthly and annual donations are available for those wish to make the longest lasting support.

Designing of the circle was contracted to Heffner Landscaping. As mentioned this circle was modeled off the Summit Circle in Beckley, West Virginia – the home of the Order of the Arrows National Ceremony Circle. Project designs and 3D model renderings can be found below.

Phase 3 - Construction

Phase 3 is the construction of the ceremony circle.  We have finalized the design and signed a contract for the construction of the ring, phase 2. Construction was completed in June of 2020. See more updated photos at the bottom of the page.

Phase 4 - Finishing Touches and Maintenance

As of July of 2020, we have completed our initial 3 phases and have moved into our final phase. As we place the final touches on the circle, we recognize the need for ongoing maintenance. Future projects include signs, additional landscaping, storage building, and trail benches. Additional donations will help us maintain this beautiful circle for years to come. Consider giving an annual donation, available in the donation form below, to provide the most lasting support to this ring.

Design Drawings and 3D Renderings

Click each to enlarge.

Post-Construction Photos

Click each to enlarge.

Donation Options