Order of the Arrow

Welcome to the official web site for Order of the Arrow TKäen DõD Lodge 30. This page is a resource for all Arrowmen, and especially members of the Lodge in the Five Rivers Council, BSA. Please use this site as a reference for all lodge happenings and information. We thank you for visiting us, and if you have any questions, please email our current youth Lodge Chief.

The Lodge maintains a Facebook page to keep members up to date and our 2020 Lodge Calendar is available for download.  You can pay your dues online or by filling out the dues form and submitting it to the Arnot Mall Shop or bringing it to any Lodge event.  Please keep in touch via email if you have further questions or would like more information. 

2020 Induction Weekends

Three Induction Weekends are available to those who have been elected by their Troop.

 May 1st – 3rd at Camp Brulé – Canceled

 June 19th – 21st at Camp Gorton

August 21st – 23rd at Camp Brule

Candidates can register by selecting the Induction weekend that best fits their schedule and registering.  A letter to new Candidates from the Chief and a Packing List are also available.

Current Members are always encouraged to join new members at an Induction Weekend.  To register please click the weekend above and register or fill out this paper registration form or register once for a  season pass  to cover them all.

2020 Lodge Season Pass

Our most active members choose to register for all of our Lodge events at once by submitting a Season Pass.   Click here to learn more!   You can fill this out, print it, and bring it to any lodge event or submit it to the Arnot Mall Shop.

2020 Lodge Officers

You can contact the lodge officers by clicking on their name. In accordance with BSA Youth Protection Policies, regarding one on one contact, all emails going to youth are also copied to the staff advisor.

Lodge Chief – Travis Bahl

Lodge Vice Chief – Shane Malinowski

Lodge Secretary – Austin Christy

Lodge Treasurer – Ben Wolf

Lodge Adviser – Josh Wolf

Lodge Staff Adviser – Chris Theurich

Fellowship Weekend

Our 2020 Fall Fellowship will be held October 23rd – 25th at Camp Gorton.  This fun filled weekend will provided scouts with opportunities to learn more about the Order, enjoy the fellowship of other arrowmen, play some unusual games, and even provide some physical activity for those interested.  Elections for 2021 Lodge Officers will also occur at this event.  If you are interested in running for a lodge office you must complete the Leadership Intent Declaration form that can be found by clicking here.

Lodge Family Banquet

Our 2020 Annual Order of the Arrow Family Lodge Banquet was held on Friday, January 3rd at the Elmira Elks Club. This is an annual lodge banquet for arrowman and their families that includes a patch auction, fellowship, installation of our 2020 lodge officers, awards such as the Founder’s Award, James E West Award, call outs for the lodge members who have been chosen for the Vigil Honor and a keynote speaker as well. We hope you and you family can join us in 2021 to celebrate this very unusual year!

NE-3A Section Conclave

Our 2020 Virtual Section Conclave was held on May 2, 2020. Hosted by our section leadership, this fun filled weekend provided scouts with opportunities to learn more about the Order, enjoy the fellowship of other arrowmen from around the section, play some unusual games, and even hold a lunch competition activity for those interested.  Elections for 2020-21 Section Officers occurred and out very own Silas Cochran was again elected Section Chief!  Congratulations Silas!

The Order of the Arrow – Scouting’s National Honor Society

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.

Mission

The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

Purpose

As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:

  • Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
  • Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
  • Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
  • Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

For More Information

Schedule and Election

OA Membership

OA Awards

OA Links

OA Lodge History