Order of the Arrow

Order of the Arrow group (wearing masks) at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation

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.

How Can I Get Involved?

Ohlone Lodge is continuing with virtual Unit Visitations and Elections. Scheduling can be done through our election request form. For questions, please contact our Vice Chief of Inductions at vci@ohone63.org.

Order of the Arrow Unit Visits – Jan-Mar

We’d like to visit your unit! Whether you have Scouts eligible to be elected or not, you can schedule a Virtual Unit Visitation. Please fill out the form to request a visitation and election by clicking the button.

Annual Lodge Banquet – Jan 29, 2022

Please join the Ohlone Lodge for our annual Lodge Banquet! In addition to great food and fellowship, we’ll review our progress this year with stories of our accomplishments and recognition of our newly nominated Vigil Honor and Founder’s Award candidates.

Date: Sat, Jan 29, 2022
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Pacific Skyline Council Service Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (map)
Questions? Please email lodgechief@ohlone63.org for details.

Winter Fellowship – Feb 4-5, 2022

Come Join Ohlone Lodge for a bit of fun, fellowship, and service! We plan to gather on Friday night for dinner and games, then do a bunch of service on Saturday. We’ll provide 3 meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

Date: Fri, Feb 4, 6:00pm – Sat, Feb 5, 4:00pm, 2022
Location: Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Questions? Please email lodgechief@ohlone63.org for details.

NOAC (National Order of the Arrow Conference)  – July 25-30, 2022

Approximately every two years, the Order of the Arrow holds a national conference (NOAC) on the campus of a major university. NOAC is our flagship national event, held over six days with 6,000–8,000 Arrowmen participating from throughout the BSA. The conference program includes innovative leadership development, programs, fellowship periods and inspirational shows. Download the flyer to learn more.

Date: Mon-Sat, July 25-30, 2022
Location: University of Tennessee
Questions? www.noac2022.org or email NOAC@ohlone63.org

2022 Order of the Arrow Fellowships

Come Join Ohlone Lodge for a weekend of fun, fellowship and food! Fellowship is a great chance to engage in Lodge activities and learn more about the Order of the Arrow. We start with dinner on Friday night and a bit of service on Saturday morning, then fun and fellowship for the rest of the weekend.

OA Spring Fellowship

Date: Fri-Sun, Mar, 18-20, 2022
Time: Fri 6:00pm – Sun 11:00am
Location: Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Questions? Please email VCA@ohlone63.org for details.

OA Fall Fellowship

Date: Fri-Sun, Nov, 11-13, 2022
Time: Fri 6:00pm – Sun 11:00am
Location: Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Questions? Please email VCA@ohlone63.org for details.

2022 Order of the Arrow Ordeals  – Apr 8-10, 2022
Please join the Ohlone Lodge for our 2022 Spring and Fall Ordeals! Whether you’re a newly-elected candidate, a recently-inducted Ordeal member, or a seasoned veteran, we’re looking forward to a fun weekend in camp. All candidates must be in camp by 7:00pm on Friday night to participate in their Ordeal.
OA Spring Ordeal

Date: Fri-Sun, Apr 8-10, 2022
Time:
Fri 6:00pm – Sun 11:00am
Location:
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Questions?
Please email VCI@ohlone63.org for details.

OA Fall Ordeal

Date: Fri-Sun, Oct 14-16, 2022
Time:
Fri 6:00pm – Sun 11:00am
Location:
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Questions?
Please email VCI@ohlone63.org for details.

Order of the Arrow 2022 Dues and Otter Pass

Pay your 2021 OA Dues Online!
Purchase just the annual membership, or choose the Otter Pass which includes the membership and all major lodge events! Arrowmen participate in local conclaves, a fun weekend to meet arrowmen from around the west coast. Arrowmen also participate in the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC). NOAC is a week-long experience held at a college campus where Arrowmen participate in trainings and games.

There are two options to keep your membership active this year:
  1. 2022 Annual Dues – $15
  2. 2022 Otter Pass – $63
The Otter Pass includes $15 annual dues and the following lodge events:
  • 2022 Lodge Banquet
  • 2022 Spring Fellowship
  • 2022 Spring Ordeal  
  • 2022 Fall Fellowship
  • 2022 Fall Ordeal
Questions? Please email Treasurer@ohlone63.org.
Lodge Leadership Development – Jan 27, 2022

Lodge Leadership Development is the primary training program for local lodges, providing lodge leadership with the skills needed to plan and run a successful lodge program. The LLD program is designed to equip lodges with the tools to stimulate creative ideas and develop lasting solutions that will enable and enhance growth.

Date: Thu, Jan 22, 2022
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Pacific Skyline Service Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Questions? Please email Daryl Thomas for details.

Ohlone Lodge Leadership Development – June 5

The youth of the Ohlone Lodge will be conducting an LLD session for all current Arrowmen, using the national syllabus.
Date: Sat, June 5, 2021
Location: Palo Alto Scout Service Center (Google map)
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

Ohlone Lodge Business Meeting and Banquet – June 6

Date: Sun, June 6, 2021
Times: 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.

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