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

Voyageurs: Adventure Is Out There!

Section Conclave
September 6 – 8, 2019
Northern Tier High Adventure Base, Ely, MN
$40 per person

Join hundreds of fellow Arrowmen from across the Section for a completely re-designed weekend filled with activities!  Highlights of the weekend include a 5K race, visit to the International Wolf Center, multiple canoeing opportunities, new training cells, the annual powwow, adventure central, field games and competitions, evening shows and officer elections.

But wait there’s more!  The festival showcasing lodges, vendors, colleges and other organizations will be open for your viewing pleasure.

This is sure to be a fun event so please register early!

Wahpekute Lodge will be providing a bus.  Please indicate you would like to ride during the registration process.  Cost is $15 per person for the bus.  Bus leaves the Center for Scouting in Mankato the morning of September 6, 2019.  Exact time to be determined.  Please be advised the bus is dependent on a minimum of 20 riders.

Cost for the Section Conclave is $40 per person if registered by August  31, 2019.  Those who are new Ordeal (new since September 9, 2018) will receive a $10 discount; please choose the appropriate option during registration.    



Registration is open until August 31, 2019.  After this date you may still attend but must register through Paul Taylor and pay $50 per person.



New Ordeal Celebration

Saturday, August 17, 2019
WowZone Mankato
Noon – 4 p.m.
$5 per person

So you are a new Ordeal OA member – now what?  

This event is designed specifically for you.  Please join us on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the WowZone in Mankato for an afternoon of fellowship and fun.

We will have lunch at noon followed by a brief discussion and or question/answer session.  Then we’ll head out a bowl a few games or check out the other games offered.  We should be done around 4 p.m.

Cost to attend this event is $5 per person.

This event is open to all new Ordeal members since September 1, 2018.

See you there!



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.