"Recipient of the NATIONAL SERVICE AWARD for the past 10 consecutive years! "

Wiatava Lodge: Recipient of the OA National Service Grant in 2014

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.




2018 TOR

33nd ANNUAL T R A D E – O – R E E

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 8:00am – 3:00pm

Orange County Council
1211 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705

FREE Admission
Before Jan 1, 2018: $15.00
After Jan 1, 2018: $20.00
Attendee Patch $10
(One per Attendee)

Sat. 9:00am to Noon
Sat. 1:00pm

Wiatava Lodge TOR Chairman
Daniel Muleady
email for more info: trader@wiatava.org

Wiatava Lodge TOR Advisers
Justin Cotterman
Stewart Cotterman
2536 E Santa Fe Ave,
Fullerton, CA 92831
email for more info: trader@wiatava.org


Event Flyer


Indian Affairs Weekend


Any questions please email: ia@wiatava.org



NOAC 2018


The Lodge has scheduled several NOAC contingent meetings.

Sunday February 25, 4 PM at the Council Service Center
Sunday, April 29, 4 PM at the Council Service Center
Sunday, June 24, 4 PM at the Council Service Center
Saturday, July 21, 1 PM at Oso Lake (same date as the Lodge Bar-B-Que)

Please hold these times on your calendar as the meetings are extremely important.

More information will follow as we get closer to the meetings.

However, it is not too early to schedule your annual BSA health examination with your physician.

All NOAC participants will need to have a complete BSA annual health and medical form:



The National Order of the Arrow Conference is the Order of the Arrow’s largest national program event. The reason for its growing popularity can be attributed to the fact that it is planned and carried out by Arrowmen. Youth involvement ensures that the conference program will be exciting, relevant, and non-stop fun.


During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.


Wiatava Lodge once again plans to send a sizable contingent to NOAC in 2018. We are currently building the roster of interested Arrowmen. Don’t be left out . . . SIGN UP TODAY!!!


For further information regarding NOAC 2018 – including the link to the Deposit/Interest Form – please click the link below.

Lodge Service


Lodge Service
Opportunities & Obligations



Please direct any questions to Patrick Ganiere
Vice Chief of Service
email: service@wiatava.org


A Message from the

VC of Service

My personal service goals are to exceed last year’s number, and to earn the National Service Award, which only goes to two lodges in each region. That means as a lodge we need an average of about 35 hours of service per arrowman.

What will help us get to 35 hours per Arrowman?

Reports for every hour of service that we are doing needs to be turned in. Individual Service can be tracked on a spreadsheet throughout the year and turned in by the November lodge meeting. Service to Scouting that is beyond your registered position counts as OA service. Here is an example. If you are registered as an Assistant Scout Master and you are an Eagle Scout Adviser all your time spent working with Eagle candidates would count as service. These hours can be tracked on a personal spreadsheet and turned in to the lodge. Please make sure your spreadsheet has the following information. Date, number of hours, and description of service provided.

Examples of Acceptable Service Projects

– Camp promotion Visitations
(1 hour maximum per visitation)
– Service to scout camps
– Staff of district or council events
– Staff for community events
– Ordeal projects (working of both members and candidates may be counted)
– Service to community

A few specific tips that are good to remember. If you’re getting paid, it’s not service. If the organization is getting paid, is a for profit organization, it will not earn any service hours.

Examples of Unacceptable Service Projects

– Projects in which the chapter or any member receives some type of material compensation for the project (not including meals)
– OA ceremonies, unit elections, or other official OA functions
– Staff for Chapter Ordeals
– Projects performed for any profit making company which will directly gain profit from the service (churches, governments, and community centers shall be considered non-profit.)

If You Have Questions – Contact
Patrick Ganiere

Vice Chief of Service
email for more info: service@wiatava.org


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