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

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.

Brotherhood Bash

Brotherhood Bash
Saturday, March 7 – Sunday, March 8, 2020
Oakland Lutheran Church, near Albert Lea
$8 per person online registration; $12 per person at the door

It’s time for the our annual BROTHERHOOD BASH!  This is the 8th annual event and we have lots of fun things planned.  

Join us at the Oakland Lutheran Church in Hayward, MN on Saturday, March 7th. Gathering begins at 2 p.m.  There will be an LEC meeting and various fun activities.  Pizza and chips will be served at 5 p.m.

We will do a service project to show our appreciation to the church for letting us use their facilities at no cost.  Cheerful service!

The evening brings board and non-electronic games and movies.  We are looking for members to bring their own Wii, TV’s, projectors, DVD players, board games etc to add to the festivities.  You are also welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages.  A kitchen with stove, microwave, and refrigerator is available.

This is also bring a friend night.  If your buddy, who is a registered BSA member, is not in OA yet, bring them along!  Let them experience first hand what a great group we are.

Online registration for this event is $8 per person.  If you choose to register

at the door it will cost $12.  Registration is open until Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Questions please contact Kevan Maxa, Chapter Advisor



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.