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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
pt1173@gmail.com or 507-381-1173
Staff Advisor: 
Lodge Chief: Christopher Nelson
Email Chris



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 $7,500. Approximately $3,700 has been raised to date. The Wahpekute Lodge and the Camp Cuyuna Alumni Association have each generously offered to match up to $1,000 of additional donations raised for this project – for a total of $2,000 in matching funds. Thank you for your interest in supporting the Order of the Arrow and Camp Cuyuna

Wahpekute Lodge To Host Section Conclave 2023

Section Conclave 2023
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Cuyuna Scout Camp

Please mark your calendar for the weekend of September 29 – October 1, 2023!  Wahpekute Lodge will be hosting the Section Conclave at Cuyuna Scout Camp.  Start thinking about ideas and planning will begin soon.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor 

OA Membership Renewal for 2022

Wahpekute Lodge is excited to announce you can now renew your membership electronically.

Simply click on the registration button below and enter the information.  Payment will be collected at the end of the registration process.  Cost for 2022 is $20 per person and Golden Tickets are back for $100.  Golden Tickets include:  2022 dues, Winter Conclave, Spring Conclave, Fall Conclave, and 2022 Section Conclave.  If a Golden Ticket holder does Brotherhood or receives Vigil there will be an additional fee for those events.

Questions contact Paul Taylor.

Time To Commit For NOAC 2022

NOAC 2022
July 25-30, 2022
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
$850 per person

Attention all OA members.  It’s time to make your commitment to attend NOAC 2022.

NOAC 2022 will be held in Knoxville, TN at the beautiful University of Tennessee.  NOAC is the largest event in the OA with upwards of 8,000 members attending.

At NOAC you will see fantastic nightly stadium shows, participate in sports and ceremony competitions and meet Arrowmen from all across the United States.  Housing for this event is the dorm setting that includes air conditioned rooms!

Once final arrangements are complete, the exact cost of the trip will be announced.  For now, plan on $850 and we will do our best to keep it at the amount.

Any ideas/suggestions you may have regarding this trip and site to see along the way, are welcome

At this time we are asking for your commitment by registering and making a down payment of $100.  This deposit is non-refundable but may be transferred to another member of Wahpekute Lodge.

All payments will be made through the website so please save your confirmation email.  Payment schedule is as follows

  • Deposit of $100 due at registration
  • January 31, 2022     $100
  • March 31, 2022       $200
  • May 15, 2022          $225
  • July 15, 2022           $225

Questions please contact Paul Taylor.



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.

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