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


Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Sunday, March 3, 2019
Oakland Lutheran Church near Hayward, MN
(22042 850th Ave Albert Lea)
2 p.m. – 9 a.m.
$8 per person

It’s time to get together for the 8th Annual Brotherhood Bash.  This year’s event is hosted by the Cedar Valley Chapter and will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Sunday, March 3, 2019.  Location is the Oakland Lutheran Church in Hayward, MN.  The LEC meeting will also be held at this time.

There will be lots of fun, food, and activities for everyone.  And best of all, it’s a BRING A FRIEND EVENT!.  If you know someone who is a BSA registered Scout, but is not in OA yet, please invite them to join the fun!


OA members should plan to arrive at the church beginning at 2 p.m.  There will be gathering activities.  The LEC meeting and dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Following dinner there will be a service project followed by board games and non-electronic games and movies.  Games include Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros etc.  Cracker Barrel and open games/movies end the evening.  Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. and you’ll be headed home after clean up (around 9 a.m.)

Scouts should bring their own cot, sleeping gear, personal gear etc.  You may also bring your own snacks and beverages.  A kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator is available. 

If anyone is willing to bring their own Wii, TV, projector, DVD player, and board games to add to our equipment, please let us know.  We need some of you to help with this!

Registration is $8 per person if your register on line.  At the door the cost is $12 per person. If you are only attending the LEC, there is no cost.

Registration is open until February 26, 2019.  After that date you may still attend but will need to pay the $12 at the door.

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.