Meet the Officers

Lodge Chief - Steve Gagne

Stephen is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of Owaneco Lodge. He previously served as the 2018-2019 Owaneco Lodge Chief, as a Lodge Vice Chief, and as Section NE-2A Secretary. Stephen is currently an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 1 in Wallingford and has been Wood Badge trained with his assigned critter being a Beaver. He had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Centennial and 2018 NOACs as well the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. Stephen currently attends Central Connecticut State University for his junior year, and is in the Manufacturing Management program with a minor in Marketing. He works part-time at the Wallingford Family YMCA. Stephen is an outdoors and a video game enthusiast, but he also loves cooking and baking. You can contact Stephen at chief@owaneco.org.


 

Lodge Vice Chief of Chapter Operations - Justin Yeager 
Justin is a Life Scout out of Troop 5 in Wallingford. He is a Brotherhood member of Owaneco Lodge and was inducted in May of 2017. Justin is part of the Achewon chapter and has held positions such as Achewon Chapter Chief and Lodge Vice Chief of Finance. He is a Ralph Deer Memorial Service Award recipient and has attended such events as 2019 World Scouting Jamboree and National Leadership Seminar.


 

Lodge Vice Chief of Program - Will Hinkle

Will Hinkle is thrilled to be serving as you 2020-2021 Lodge Vice Chief of Program. Will joined Owaneco Lodge 313 in 2017 and is an Eagle Scout from Troop 199, Fairfield, an attendee of the Northeast Region National Leadership Seminar, and Recipient of the Lodge’s Ralph Deer Memorial Service Award. This year as Vice Chief of Program, he plans to work on expanding the opportunities for our members and scouts from around the council by continuing to work on the Grill n’ Chill and hosting service days in addition to our regular events. Will promises that our events this year will be filled with fun and memorable experiences, and when you come to them, he will personally make sure that you have a good time. In his free time, he also enjoys playing frisbee, rock climbing, bike riding, hiking, and camping. You can contact Will at whinkle@owaneco.org.


 

Lodge Vice Chief of Inductions - Peter Hinkle
Peter Hinkle is a Brotherhood member of Owaneco Lodge, as well as an Eagle Scout from Troop 199, Fairfield. He joined the OA in 2017, and has taken on roles such as Chapter Vice Chief of Inductions and Brotherhood Committee Chairman, and is also a recipient of the lodge’s Ralph Deer Memorial Service Award. As Vice Chief of Inductions, Peter intends to improve our Brotherhood and Elangomat programs, as well as enhance the ability of our unit elections and ceremonies teams. Peter is also Junior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and enjoys rock climbing, hiking and ultimate frisbee.


 

Lodge Vice Chief of Finance - Marshall Morse
 

Marshall Morse is a brotherhood member of Owaneco lodge, and an Eagle Scout of Troop 68 of Trumbull. He is the funny one out of lodge officers (no need to check that) and on a personal note Marshall enjoys playing and talking about his favorite video game Super Smash Brother Ultimate where he exclusively plays Pink Donkey Kong. As the Vice Chief of Finance Marshall enjoys designing new merch for the Owaneco trading post.





 

Lodge Vice Chief of Administration - Carson Tosta 
 
Carson Tosta is a Brotherhood member of Owaneco Lodge and is an Eagle Scout from Troop 424 in Branford, CT. He has filled many roles in the lodge such as Keeywayden Chapter Chief and Trading Post Committee Chairman. He is also a recipient of the Ralph Deere Memorial Service Award in 2018. As the new Vice Chief of Administration, he plans to break the normal stride of this position and improve communications of the lodge to the members. He is working towards gaining control of social media platforms to grab the youths’ attention and bring them into the program which opens endless possibilities. He constantly thinks of new ways to remove the confusion surrounding the unknowns of what new members do to stay active after they complete their ordeal. He believes it's important to maintain youth programs like this because of the opportunities it has brought him. He is happy to be a part of the main part of the lodge this year. Carson enjoys the mechanical end of things. He runs a small business repairing small engines out of his home garage. He has acquired many personal projects including a classic vehicle in which he is meticulously restoring. Carson is dedicated to excellence and doesn’t disappoint on paper or in person.