- ORDER OF THE ARROW -
Schedule Your Unit Election TODAY!
If you have Scouts in your troop or crew who are eligible for Order of the Arrow (eligibility requirements HERE), it is important that you contact your chapter adviser and schedule a troop meeting to complete a quick unit election, especially during the months of January to April.
The right side of this page (under the calendar) has a list of chapter advisers in each district. You can also contact the Lodge Adviser.
Upcoming 2021 Events
Eastern Spring Conclave | May 7-9 at Camp Wilderness
Western Spring Conclave | May 14-16 at Heart Butte
Fall Conclave | August 13-15 at Camp Wilderness
Lodge Leadership Development | October 29-31 at Location TBD
Pay Your 2021 Order of the Arrow Dues On-Line Today!
Dues are $20 each year and these keep you current on your OA membership. These dues help us cover National's fees, help us select more local Arrowmen for awards such as Vigil, and allow us to hold bigger and better events for Arrowmen like you!
Upcoming LEC Meetings
The Lodge Executive Committee is made up of Lodge officers, Lodge committee chairmen, and representatives from each chapter (usually the chapter chief). The LEC meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM Central Time via conference call. These meetings are where key decisions are made regarding operations for the rest of the year. Only youth members get a vote. Other non-voting members of the LEC include all Lodge associate advisers, chapter advisers, and the Supreme Chief of the Fire (Scout Executive). If you are interested in seeing an LEC meeting, please contact the Lodge Chief (contact info below). Upcoming LEC Meetings are:
About the Order of the Arrow
The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold:
The Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, Boy Scouts of America. It became an official program experiment in 1922 and was approved as part of the Scouting program in 1934.
In 1948 the OA, recognized as the BSA's national brotherhood of honor campers, became an official part of the national camping program of the Boy Scouts of America.
Each local council is encouraged to have an Order of the Arrow lodge. Each lodge is granted a charter from the National Council, BSA, upon annual application. The OA lodge helps the local council provide a quality Scouting program through recognition of Scouting spirit and performance, development of youth leadership and service, promotion of Scout camping and outdoor programs, and enhancement of membership tenure. Northern Lights Council's local OA lodge is Pa-Hin Lodge.
About Pa-Hin Lodge
The Pa-Hin Lodge officially was chartered in 1977, after extensive planning and discussions in 1976, combining four existing lodges in the Northern Lights Council into a single Lodge. Each lodge has a totem and is given a particular name, often stemming from the local tribes in the area. "Pa-Hin" is a Lakota word meaning "porcupine," in which the animal also serves as our totem.
Becoming Active Locally
Our Lodge has 8 chapters, with each chapter aligning with a district of the council. Each chapter has youth leadership led by a Chapter Chief and advised by a Chapter Adviser. These two people also sit on the District Committee in some capacity. Chapters hold their own local O/A program by hosting fellowship events, crossover ceremonies for Arrow of Light Scouts, and their own induction weekends. Look below for your local adult adviser and their email:
|2 Prairie Fire - North||Chapter 3 Adviser||Doug Hansen|
|2 Prairie Fire - South||Chapter 4 Adviser||Brian Ramey|
|5 Northern Sky||Chapter 5 Adviser||Seth Murray|
|8 Lake Aggasiz||Chapter 8 Adviser||Eric McCoy|
|10 Roughrider||Chapter 10 Adviser||Rich Stradling|
|11 Tomahawk||Chapter 11 Adviser||Evan Halden|
|13 Frontier Trails||Chapter 13 Adviser||Vacant (contact Lodge Advisor Paul)|
|14 Great Plains||Chapter 14 Adviser||Misty Falcon|
The Key 3 for the Pa-Hin Lodge are made up of the Lodge Chief, Lodge Adviser, and Lodge Staff Adviser.