"Wiatava Lodge: Recipient of the Robert E. Urner Goodman Camping Award in 2012"

Wiatava Lodge has been a recipient of the National Service Award for the past 5 years

About Wiatava Lodge #13

Wiatava Lodge #13 was formed in 1973 to serve the Orange County Council in Southern California, but the history of our lodge begins long before that. Like many councils, the Orange County Council originally had its own honor camper society, known as the Tribe of Gorgonio. It was founded around 1927 at Camp RoKiLi, the council summer camp at Barton Flats in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Wiatava Lodge #13 was officially formed on January 1, 1973. The lodge chose local Indian traditions for both its name and totem. Wiatava is the Cupeño Indian name for Lost Valley, and means place of the oaks. Our totem is the cogstone, an ancient and mysterious artifact, found mostly in archaeological sites in and around Orange County.

Rather than keeping the number of either of our predecessors, Wiatava Lodge asked the national office for the lowest number available at the time, and thus became lodge 13.

Spring Ordeals were held at both Lost Valley and Camp Ahwahnee in 1973, and the first lodge Pow Wow was held at Lost Valley that fall. The Pow Wow alternated between the two camps until 1978, when Camp Ahwahnee was closed. Since then, all our Pow Wows have been held at Lost Valley.

The district chapters have remained an important part of our lodge operation, though their names and boundaries continue to shift as the council membership changes.

Over the years, Wiatava has built a national reputation, usually sending one of the largest contingents to the National Order of the Arrow Conferences. Our lodge has also provided a National Chief of the Order of the Arrow – Evan Chaffee (2007) – and a National Vice Chief – Larry Brown (1979-80) – along with numerous section and regional officers.

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What We Do in the OA

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Brotherhood

We 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.

  

Camping

We 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.

  

Leadership

We develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.

  

Service

We crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

 

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OA Events & Posts

 
SERVICE EVENT NOTICES

CALLING ALL ARROWMEN

 

THE HOUND CLASSIC
Dog Show

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Koshare - 
7:30am to 12:30pm

Modoc & Tsungoni -
12:30pm to 4:00pm

and
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Anasazi - 
7:30am to 12:30pm

Santee - 
12:30pm to 4:00pm

OAK CANYON PARK
(Site of Annual
Scout-O-Rama)
5305 Santiago Canyon Road

Silverado, CA  92676

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17th Annual
WALK OUT OF POVERTY

5 Mile Walk-a-thon

Mile Square Park

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014
6:30am to 10:00am

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
17270 Ward St.
Fountain Valley, CA 

E v e n t   F l y e r

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OA EVENT NOTICES

INDIAN AFFAIRS WEEKEND

OSO Lake Scout Camp

HAS BEEN POSTPONED
TO A LATER DATE

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C l a s s   o f   2 0 1 3

EAGLE SCOUT
RECOGNITION DINNER

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1202 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA

5:30pm – Reception
7:00pm – Dinner

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WIATAVA ORDEALS

SPRING ORDEAL

at Oso Lake
May 16 – 17
Tenaja &
Woapalanne

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SPRING ORDEAL
at SSRLV
May 30 – June 1
Amimi, Anasazi,
Modoc & Tsungoni
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SPRING ORDEAL
at SSRLV
June 13-15
Crow, Koshare,
Maga, Santee &
Ta Tanka
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