"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 SERVICE EVENT NOTICES

CALLING OA ARROWMEN

OCTOBER
Lodge Service
Opportunities &
Obligations
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OSO SCARY HALLOWEEN
at OSO LAKE SCOUT CAMP

 

 WHEN: Friday, October 24, 2014
From 3pm to 9pm

Need 3 to 5 Volunteers
for Check-in and Parking

 

WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014
From 8am to 7pm

Need 25 to 30 Volunteers
for assistance with
Fishing, Archery, BB Shooting,
Tom-A-Hawk Throw, Sling Shot,
Bounce House, Face Painting,
Basketball Shoot Out,
Cake Walk, and
General Program Support

 

WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 2014

From 7am to 12 Noon

Need 2 to 3 Volunteers
to help with Check-Out

 

 N O V E M B E R   
OA SERVICE

2014 TAKE ORDER
POPCORN DISTRIBUTION

 

WHERE:

Freeman Distribution

900 East Santa Ana St

Anaheim, CA

 

WHEN:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

7:00am to 12:00pm

 

WEAR:

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Activity T-Shirt

 

WHAT:

Distribute TAKE ORDER
Popcorn Orders 
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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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