"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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2014 WIATAVA Lodge Banquet

Dr. Whoatava


Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel

7675 Crescent Avenue
Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Come join us to celebrate the
2014 Year of Accomplishments
and reCOGnize the 2014 Chapter 
and Lodge Leadership. We will also
welcome in the new 2015 Leadership

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner and Raffles

COST is $25.00 per person
plus $5.00 per patch (optional)

Bring family and friends

Please register here
and pay your Chapter

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If you have any questions email
Jon Johnson or Theo Geukens at
EVC@Wiatava.org
 

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Directions & Map to Knott’s Berry farm Hotel

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OA Service Events & Posts

 
OA SERVICE EVENT NOTICES

CALLING OA ARROWMEN

N O V E M B E R 
Lodge Service
Opportunities &
Obligations
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OA SERVICE HOURS

ALL ARROWMEN ARE

REQUESTED TO REPORT

THEIR INDIVIDUAL

SERVICE HOURS TO

THEIR COMMUNITY

TO THEIR CHAPTERS

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 
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WIATAVA LODGE

2014 ORDEALS

 Check with your Chapter
(Info forthcoming)
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2015 LODGE  Officer Training
Saturday, December 6, 2014
8:00am – 12:00pm
Orange County Council Offices

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2014 LODGE BANQUET
January 3rd, 2015

Please register here
and pay your Chapter

 Register

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T R A D E  - O –  R E E
February, 20-21, 2015
Orange County Council
Mark Your Calendars!!!
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NOCA 2015

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NOAC 2015

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