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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

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 Spring Conclave

Spring Conclave
Friday, June 18 – Sunday, June 20, 2021
Cuyuna Scout Camp
All OA members welcome!

Ordeal – Those who have been elected in the OA, will begin their Ordeal on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Cuyuna Scout Camp during the spring Conclave.  Please begin arranging transportation to and from Cuyuna.  

Ordeal candidates should arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 18th.  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, and bug repellant.  

Cost for your Ordeal is $60 ($45 if registered by June 11, 2021) and includes:  OA dues for 2021, OA sash, OA handbook, patches, meals for the weekend.  There will also be a trading post open for misc. purchases.

Brotherhood – Thank you for your continued faithful service to your fellowman.  Your Brotherhood ceremony will happen during the spring Conclave the weekend of June 18 – 20, 2021, at Cuyuna Scout Camp.  

Cost for your Brotherhood is $55 ($40 if registered by June 11, 2021) and includes the Conclave, your new sash and meals for the weekend.  

Order of the Arrow Members – the Conclave is a time of great fellowship.  Please arrive at Cuyuna between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 18th.  Everyone will be camping in designated sites so please plan accordingly.  Cost for conclave is $40 ($25 if registered by June 11, 2021) and includes Friday night supper, 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

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.

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.