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 2022-Lodge-Calendar is available for download.  You can pay your dues online or by filling out the 2022 Annual Membership 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. 

 

Dues = Membership Fee

2022 Dues are $10 until 1/31/22. After 5/15 it will be $15. Click here to pay

2022 Induction Weekends

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

May 6th – 8th at Camp Brulé

June 17th – 19th at Camp Gorton 

August 12th – 14th at Camp Gorton

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.

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 – Benjamin Wolf

Lodge Vice Chief – Lucas McLaughlin

Lodge Secretary – Daniel Brown

Lodge Treasurer – VACANT

Lodge Adviser – Josh Wolf

Lodge Staff Adviser – Chris Theurich

Induction Weekends in the Spring of 2022

To become a member of the National Honor Society of Scouting a candidate must go through the Ordeal weekend. This weekend each candidate will be supported by fellow members to become part of our Order by completing tasks such as providing cheerful service to camp, keeping a vow of silence to encourage communication through different means, and reflecting on their Scouting career. We will have a parents zoom meeting to discuss what the order of the arrow is along with answer any questions they have in the spring of 2022.

National Order of the Arrow Conference 2022

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be this summer from July 25 – July 30th, 2022 at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. NOAC is a semi-annual conference of arrowman from throughout the country to come together for activities, fellowship, shows, training sessions, and many other fun events. 

NE-3A Section Conclave

The 2022 Section NE-3A Conclave is scheduled for June 3rd – 5th at Camp Babcock-Hovey in Ovid, NY. The host lodge will be Tschipey Actu Lodge. The Section Conclave is an annual gathering of five lodges in our section for fun, fellowship, training, activities, and an opportunity to meet members throughout our area. The registration will be posted in March of 2022.

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

Letter for Units regarding OA Elections

OA Membership

OA Awards

OA Links

OA Lodge History