OA Vigil Members

Wahpekute Lodge

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.

Wahpekute Lodge Flap

Lodge Leadership

Lodge Advisor: Paul Taylor
Staff Advisor: 
Lodge Chief: Willy Burger

9th Annual Order of the Arrow Golf Classic

Friday, June 7, 2019
Shoreland Country Club, St. Peter
Noon – 6:30 p.m.
$360 per team of 4; $90 individual

It’s time for the 9th Annual Order of the Arrow Golf Classic.  We’ll head back to Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter for this year’s event.

This is a day filled with lots of laughter.  For some, it’s laughter about driving a golf cart, for others it’s laughter about how they are golfing, but for all it’s laughter with friends. 

This event begins with lunch at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. shot gun start.  Following the event will be dinner.  Don’t forget about the silent auction.  Lots of great items to be had.

Cost for this event is $360 per team of 4 or $90 for single entry.  This includes your golf, two meals and all the challenge holes during the day.

Proceeds from this event will help send our OA members to the National Order of the Arrow Conference in 2020.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor


Order of the Arrow Spring Conclave

Friday, June 14, – Sunday, June 16, 2019
Cuyuna Scout Camp

The Order of the Arrow will hold a Council-wide callout on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Norseland Scout Camp.  The Order of the Arrow is the Brotherhood of Honor Campers within the Boy Scouts of America.  It recognizes those campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and, by such recognition, causes other campers to conduct themselves in such a manner as to warrant similar recognition.

Callout – This ceremony will begin at dark the evening of Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Norseland Scout Camp.  During this ceremony, those who were elected in the Order of the Arrow, will be called out to begin their service.

Ordeal – Those who have been elected in the OA, will begin their Ordeal on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Cuyuna Scout Camp during the spring Conclave.  Please begin arranging transportation to and from Cuyuna.  There will be a bus going, but space is limited.

Ordeal candidates should arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 14th.  Please bring appropriate clothing for the expected weather.  You will also need work clothes and gloves, your uniform, and a clean change of clothes along with your personal items.  Also on your list to bring is rain gear, tent, sleeping bag, ground cloth, and bug repellent.  

Cost for your Ordeal is $35 and includes:  OA dues for 2019, OA sash, OA handbook, patches, meals for the weekend and the Ordeal Get-together to be held in August.  If you would like to ride the bus, the cost is $20 and space is limited.  There will also be a trading post open for misc. purchases.

Brotherhood – thank you for your continued faithful service your fellowman.  Your Brotherhood ceremony will happen during the spring Conclave the weekend of June 14 – 16, 2019, at Cuyuna Scout Camp.  

With the Brotherhood ceremony are a few required items that should be completed prior to arrival at Cuyuna.  Requirement can be found in the attachments labeled Ordeal Member.

Cost for your Brotherhood is $30 and includes the Conclave and your new sash and meals for the weekend.  If you are interested in riding the bus, there is a $20 fee and you should register early as space is limited.

Bus Schedule – The bus will leave the Center for Scouting at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019.  The bus will travel to New Ulm for another pick up and then travel to Cuyuna Scout Camp.  Please plan to bring additional money as the bus will stop for lunch.  Bus will return to the Center for Scouting and New Ulm around 2:30-3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019.  Cost for the bus is $20.

Order of the Arrow Members – the Conclave is a time of great fellowship.  Please arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 14th.  Everyone will be camping in designated sites so please plan accordingly.  Cost for conclave is $25 and includes Friday night supper, 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor at 507-381-1173 or pt1173@gmail.com



Troop OA Reps

Does your troop have an OA Representative?

Senior Patrol Leaders – it is your duty to choose an OA member from your troop to bring news from the chapter meeting to your troop meeting.

If your troop does not have one, someone will be in contact with you.

OA Reps should attend Chapter Meetings.


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.

Wahpekute Lodge Program Materials

Information will be added in the near future.