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

OA Spring Conclave
Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28, 2020
Cuyuna 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.

Covid-19 – The OA staff have worked to ensure the OA Spring Conclave conforms to the CDC guidelines.  We will use Covid-19 practices that will include but not be limited to the following

  • Face masks will be worn by all persons on Cuyuna Scout Camp property.  Participants should plan to bring at least 1 mask with them (preferably multiple for the weekend).
  • Pre-medical screening will take place once you arrive at camp.  Those with a temperature will be sent home along with all others in your vehicle
  • If you have any symptoms prior to conclave, please stay home.

Ordeal Candidates-  Those who have been elected in the OA, will begin their Ordeal on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Cuyuna Scout Camp during the spring Conclave.  Please begin arranging transportation to and from Cuyuna.  

Ordeal candidates should arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26th.  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 repellant.  

Cost for your Ordeal is $40 and includes:  OA dues for 2020, OA sash, OA handbook, patches, meals for the weekend and the Ordeal Get-together to be held in August. If you register by June 12, 2020, you will receive a $5 discount.  There will also be a trading post open for misc. purchases if you wish to bring additional money.


Brotherhood – Thank you for your continued faithful service your fellowman.  Your Brotherhood ceremony will happen during the spring Conclave the weekend of June 26 – 28, 2020, at Cuyuna Scout Camp.  

Cost for your Brotherhood is $35 and includes the Conclave and your new sash and meals for the weekend.  If you register by June 12, 2020, you will receive a $5 discount.

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 26th.  Everyone will be camping in designated sites so please plan accordingly.  Cost for conclave is $30 and includes Friday night supper, 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.  You will receive a $5 discount if you register by June 12, 2020.

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


Order of the Arrow Membership Renewal

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

Simply click on the appropriate registration type and enter the information.  Payment will be collected at the end of the registration process.  And yes! you can still take advantage of the Golden Ticket opportunity!

The system is available now through December 30, 2020.  This is for your 2020 registration .

Fees for 2021 will all be collected through this process beginning in December 2020.

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.