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Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow was founded in 1915 at Treasure Island Scout Camp, which was near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  It was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carrol A. Edson. They saw that other scout camps had honor societies and so they wanted to create one for their camp.  

Wahpekute Lodge serves more than 380 members across 14 counties in the Twin Valley Council.  Wahpekute Lodge is part of Section C 1-A.  Wahpekute Lodge is The Lodge of the Year for Section C 1-A.  To contact the Wahpekute Lodge click on the member’s page below for the Lodge Adviser, Paul Taylor.

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Lodge Leadership

Lodge Advisor: Paul Taylor
pt1173@gmail.com or 507-381-1173
Staff Advisor: 
Lodge Chief: Christopher Nelson
Email ccnelson2005@gmail.com


Order of the Arrow Flannel Shirts Available

OA Flannel Shirts
Monday, March 20 – Sunday, April 30, 2023
$45 each

It’s time to order your OA Flannel!  These flannels are so comfy not to mention sharp looking too!

Each shirt is $45, Adult sizes Small – 4X.  In order to have them by Spring Conclave, you must place your order by Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Questions please contact Lisa Boomgarden at 507-317-7411 or dbltrubl2@gmail.com


OA Section Conclave

Section G11 – Order of the Arrow Conclave
Friday – Sunday, April 14-16, 2023
Fifty lakes, MN
$20 per person

Wahpekute Lodge is excited about joining in the fun at the G11 Conclave happening at Fifty Lakes Community Center on April 14-16, 2023.

The ACT – Adapt, Collaborate and Thrive Training is a great opportunity for Chapter Officers and future Lodge Officers to train on how a lodge operates.  While NLS will focus on advanced leader training, ACT has a focus on how a lodge operates, from building unit elections to how we engage and activate our members.

Cost for this weekend event is $20 per person and registration is due by Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Questions please contact Chris Nelson at ccnelson2005@gmail.com


Order of the Arrow 13th Annual Golf Classic

Order of the Arrow 13th Annual Golf Classic
Friday, June 2, 2023
Shoreland Country Club, St. Peter
Noon Lunch followed by event
$400 per team (or $100 per person)

Once again, it’s time to register for the Order of the Arrow Gold Classic.  With this year being the 13th annual, it’s sure to bring good luck to your game (?)  

This event begins at noon with lunch at the Shoreland Country Club in                                                                            St. Peter.  Shot Gun start to golfing is at 1pm. 

Following your best golf game ever, will be dinner.  Throughout the afternoon of fun and shenanigans, will be challenge holes, silent auction and door prizes.

Now in year 13, the OA Golf Classic is a tradition!  It’s time to gather your team and get registered.  Cost is $400 for a team of 4 or you can register individually for $100 and be partnered with 3 others.  

All proceeds for this event will go toward the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) in 2024.

Registration is open until Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Questions, please contact Paul Taylor at 507-381-1173 or pt1173@gmail.com or Lisa Boomgarden at 507-317-7411 or dbltrubl2@gmail.com


Wahpekute Lodge To Host Section Conclave 2023

Section Conclave 2023
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Cuyuna Scout Camp

Please mark your calendar for the weekend of September 29 – October 1, 2023!  Wahpekute Lodge will be hosting the Section Conclave at Cuyuna Scout Camp.  Start thinking about ideas and planning will begin soon.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor 

OA Membership Renewal for 2023

Wahpekute Lodge is excited to announce you can now renew your membership electronically.

Simply click on the registration button below and enter the information.  Payment will be collected at the end of the registration process. 

Cost for 2023 is $25 per person and Golden Tickets are back for $110.  Golden Tickets include:  2023 dues, Winter Conclave, Spring Conclave, Fall Conclave, and 2023 Section Conclave.  If a Golden Ticket holder does Brotherhood or receives Vigil there will be an additional fee for those events.

Questions contact Paul Taylor.


Our OA Lodge has always been very strong. Just look at the number of scouts and leaders wearing the lodge pocket flap. Attendance at each district OA chapter meeting has increased but could continue to get better. 

Membership in the Order of the Arrow is much more than completing a weekend ordeal and wearing a patch. Your OA members need to be active. PLEASE encourage all youth OA members to attend the monthly chapter meetings held at Roundtable. Since you or a leader from your troop should attend each roundtable, offer to pickup your scouts and bring them along.

Every troop should have a scout who serves as their Order of the Arrow Troop Representative. This is an official position for scouts, and a position patch is available. This scout is responsible for attending the monthly chapter meeting and energizing other troop OA members to attend. He serves as the coordinator of all OA information from the lodge and chapter to his troop.