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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.

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Lodge Leadership

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

Order of the Arrow Fall Conclave

Order of the Arrow Fall Conclave
Friday, September 24 -Sunday, September 26, 2021
Norseland Scout Camp

The Order of the Arrow is the honor society within the Boy Scouts of America.  It recognizes those scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and, by such recognition, causes other scouters to conduct themselves in such a manner as to warrant similar recognition.

Ordeal Candidates

Ordeal candidates need to be at Norseland by 6pm, ready with everything they need for their Ordeal. Please bring appropriate clothing for the expected weather.  You will also need work clothes, your uniform, and a clean change of clothes along with your personal items.  Also on your list to bring is face mask, rain gear, sleeping bag, ground cloth, and bug repellant. 

Vigil Candidates

Vigil candidates need to be at Norseland by 6pm, ready to do to their Vigil ceremony.  Please bring appropriate clothing for the weekend, including work clothes, your uniform, along with your personal items.

Brotherhood Conversion

Brotherhood candidates need to be at Norseland by 7pm, ready to do their Brotherhood.  Please bring appropriate clothing for the weekend, including work clothes, your uniform, and any personal items you need.

 
All Members

Check in starts at 5pm on Friday.  Please arrive ready for the weekend.  It will be filled with great memories and service.  You should bring the appropriate clothing for the expected weather.  You will also need work clothes, your uniform, and a clean change of clothes along with your personal and camping items.  Also on your list to bring is a face mask, rain gear, sleeping bag, tent, ground cloth and bug repellant.

This is a tent camping event only.

We will be having games and activities throughout the weekend, a service project on Saturday, and LEC on Saturday afternoon.  Meals included are 3 on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.  Please eat before you arrive on Friday.

Registration Fee:
  • OA Members (current Ordeal, Brotherhood and Vigil members): $20 with a $5 discount if registered by September 19, 2021.
  • Ordeal candidates: $40 with a $5 discount if registered before September 19, 2021
  • Brotherhood candidates:  $35 with a $5 discount if registered before September 19, 2021
  • Vigil candidates:  $25 with a $5 discount if registered before September 19, 2021 

Questions please contact Paul Taylor with questions; 507-381-1173 or pt1173@gmail.com

Section C1A Conclave

Section C1A Conclave
Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3, 2021
Midwest Bible Camp
Watertown, SD  57201

 

Join other OA members for a weekend of brotherhood, fellowship and fun.  Friday October 1 – Sunday October 3rd in Watertown, South Dakota!

This is shaping up to be an amazing weekend.  Celebrate the “Settlers of Watertown” through field games such as Ultimate Frisbee or Hacky Sack.  Or maybe the Board Game contest will more to your liking.

Join the epic search for the lost medallion of Watertown.  And let’s not forget the talent competition.  Any of these events are sure to entertain the group!

On top of all this there is the Brotherhood Bash, COC, a 5K run, election of officers, and of course the shows!

Early bird registration is open until September 24, 2021.  Early Bird cost is $55.  After September 24, cost will be $65.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor at pt1173@gmail.com or 380-1173.

OA Helping To Raise Funds

Propane Heat Fundraiser

The Order of the Arrow is seeking donations to pay for  propane heat for Camp Cuyuna’s admin building. The heater and associated ductwork will cost approximately $7500. Approximately $2100 has been raised to date. The Wahpekute Lodge and the Camp Cuyuna Alumni Association have each generously offered to match up to $1000 of additional donations raised for this project – for a total of $2000 in matching funds. Thank you for your interest in supporting the Order of the Arrow and Camp Cuyuna!

 

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.

Questions contact Paul Taylor.

Scoutmasters

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.