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

Tenth Annual OA Golf Tournament

Order of the Arrow Golf Classic
Friday, August 28, 2020
Shoreland Country Club; St. Peter
Noon – evening
$90 per person or $360 for team of four

The Wahpekute Lodge Boy Scout of America
10th Annual Golf Classic

Can you believe it’s time for the 10th Annual Order of the Arrow Golf Classic?  Ten years!  We’ll head back to Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter for this year’s anniversary event.

This is a day filled with lots of laughter.  For some, it’s laughter about driving a golf cart, for others it’s laughter about how they are golfing, but for all it’s laughter with friends.

This event begins with lunch at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. shot gun start.  Following the event will be dinner.  Don’t forget about the silent auction.  Lots of great items to be had.

Cost for this event is $360 per team of 4 or $90 for single entry.  This includes your golfing, two meals and all the challenge holes during the day.  Golf carts are an additional fee. Registration closes August 23, 2020.

Covid-19
Participants should plan to bring at least one face mask with them.  We will use Covid-19 practices that will include but not be limited to the following

  • Face masks wills be worn by all persons when indoors.  Please bring face mask with you.
  • Pre-medical screening will take place once you arrive.  Those with a temperature will be sent home along with all others in your vehicle
  • If you have symptoms prior to event, please stay home.
  • All persons at this event will need to sign a Liability Release Form.

Model Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist

Release of Liability

Proceeds from this event will help send our OA members to the National Order of the Arrow Conference in 2022.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor

 

OA Fall Conclave
Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Norseland 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 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 Norseland 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.
  • All persons on Norseland property will need to sign a Liability Release form.

Model Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist

Release of Liability

 

Ordeal Candidates-  Those who have been elected in the OA, will begin their Ordeal on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Norseland Scout Camp during the fall Conclave.  

Ordeal candidates should arrive at Norseland at 5p.m. on Friday, September 11th.  Eat before you arrive. 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, face masks and bug repellent.  

Cost for your Ordeal is $35 (if registered by September 6, 2020) and includes:  OA dues for 2020, OA sash, OA handbook, patches, meals for Saturday & Sunday. If you register after September 6, 2020, cost is $40. 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 fall Conclave the weekend of September 11 – 13, 2020, at Norseland Scout Camp.  Arrival at Norseland should be 5 p.m. and eat before you arrive please.

Cost for your Brotherhood is $30 and includes the Conclave and your new sash and meals on Saturday & Sunday.  If you register after September 6, 2020, cost is $35.

Order of the Arrow Members – The Conclave is a time of great fellowship.  Please arrive at Norseland by 6pm on Friday, September 11th.  Everyone will be camping in designated sites so please plan accordingly.  Cost for conclave is $15 and includes 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.  If you register after September 6, 2020, cost is $20.  Please eat before you arrive.

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.

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.