"Wiatava Lodge: Recipient of the Robert E. Urner Goodman Camping Award in 2013"

Wiatava Lodge has been a recipient of the National Service Award for the past 7 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 OA ARROWMEN

 

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER
Lodge Service
Opportunities

  

ORANGE COUNTY 
BRAIN TUMOR WALK
National Brain Tumor Society 
September 13, 2014
Angels Stadium
Saturday, 7:00am to 1:00pm
(OA Service 
Info Forthcoming
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RACE FOR THE CURE
Susan G. Komen
September 28, 2014

Newport Fashion Island
Sunday, Time to be Determined

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OA EVENT NOTICES

40th Annual Lodge
POW-WOW @ SSRLV
September 5-7, 2014

 

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Registration Link
for POW-WOW

WHERE :
Schoepe Lost Valley
Scout Reservation
Directions

HOW MUCH:
Talk to your Chapter Chief or
Chapter Vice Chief of Activities
for cost of event

WHO SHOULD GO:
Open to all Arrowmen

WHAT TO DO:
Games, Sports,
Spirit Activities
and Much More ! ! !

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R.S.V.P. by
Thursday, August 29th

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WIATAVA LODGE
2014 ORDEALS

 September 26-27 2014
at POW-WOW
OSO LAKE SCOUT CAMP
Check with your Chapter
(Info forthcoming)
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