Order of the Arrow

As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.

That recognition inspires others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition, 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, develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit, and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation, and crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

Women Scouters: is ‘Cheerful Service’ your jam?

Order of the Arrow (OA) may be just the place for you. OA is the ‘brotherhood of cheerful service’, but last spring our council’s Ohlone Lodge enthusiastically inducted our first two female youth! We are expecting a groundbreaking wave of young women at our Spring Ordeal, May 8-10, 2020 and we could use more women leaders to support them, now and in the years to come. You can help! If you are already an Ohlone member, please consider coming to support the youth by supervising service projects – sign up here. If you aren’t a member yet, and you’ve met the camping requirement, ask your unit committee to nominate you to the Lodge adult selection committee. The requirements can be found here. The current female adults are excited to support our female youth, and we need your help to ensure they can attend all Ohlone Lodge events. Elections may be requested here. For questions, please email our Lodge Adviser.

Upcoming Events . . .

OA Fellowship

  2020 – Fri-Sun, Apr 10-12, Spring Fellowship
  2021 – Fri-Sun, Nov 6-8, Fall Fellowship
Time: Fri 6pm – Sun 11am
Cutter Scout Reservation (Google map)
2500 China Grade Rd, Boulder Creek, CA



  2020 – Spring Ordeal – Fri-Sun May 8-10
     Fri 6pm – Sun 10am
  2021 – Fall Ordeal – Fri-Sun Sep 17-29
     Fri 7pm – Sun 10am
Location: Boulder Creek Scout Reservation (Google map)
250 Scout Ranch Rd, Boulder Creek, CA

Ohlone Lodge Leadership Development

The youth of the Ohlone Lodge will be conducting an LLD session for all current Arrowmen, using the national syllabus.
  2020 – Sat, May 16
  2021 – Sat, June 5
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Palo Alto Scout Service Center (Google map)
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

Ohlone Lodge Business Meeting and Banquet

  2020 – Tue, May 26, 5-9pm
  2021 – Sat, June 6, 11am-3pm
Location: Palo Alto Scout Service Center (Google map)
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

For more info on activities and what’s happening go to the Ohlone Lodge 63 webpage.

Pay your 2020 OA Dues Online!
Purchase just the annual membership, or choose the Otter Pass which includes the membership and all major lodge events!