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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 Winter Conclave

OA Winter Conclave
Saturday, January 21- Sunday, January 22, 2023
Loyola High School, Mankato
$30 per member; Golden Ticket accepted

January will be here before we know it, so it’s time to make plans to attend Winter Conclave 2023!

This fun filled weekend begins will check-in at Noon at Loyola High School.  There will be time for conversation, settling in and games before we head out to Pizza Ranch around 3-3:30pm.  As tradition dictates, we will cheer on our Mavericks at the hockey game before heading back to Loyola for an evening of activities.

Cost for this event is $30 per member; those with the Golden Ticket attend at no additional cost.

Each participant must have a BSA Health Form A/B with them.

Registration is open until Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor.

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 2023

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 2023 is $20 per person and Golden Tickets are back for $110.  Golden Tickets include:  2023 dues, Winter Conclave, Spring Conclave, Fall Conclave, and 2023 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.


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.