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Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow is a recognized official program activity of the Boy Scouts of America, intended to recognize those Scouts who best exemplify the Scout virtues of cheerful service, camping, and leadership.

Founded in 1915 by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, just seven years after British General Sir Robert Baden-Powell invented scouting in the United Kingdom, the Order of the Arrow is the uniquely American "Honor Society of Scouting."

This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.

OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth. The Cho-Gun-Mun-A-Nock Lodge is the local branch of the Order of the Arrow. The Lodge officially became a part of the Order of the Arrow in 1948.

2019 Vigil Retreat
2:00pm Sat. February 9 - 10:00am Sun. February 10, 2019
Dakin Dining Hall, Camp Wakonda

Vigil Retreat is a fellowship opportunity for all Vigil members of the Cho-Gun-Mun-A-Nock Lodge. We have Dakin Dining Hall reserved for this event.

Saturday supper and Cracker Barrel will be served, and if you bring your sleeping gear, you are welcome to spend the night. If you spend the night, a light breakfast will be available.

You can register and pay online on the Council Calendar.

2019 Spring Fellowship

Spring Fellowship is a fun event for all members of the Lodge. This event is a great time to meet new friends, learn about the OA during Saturday's training modules, get help building your regalia, and just have some FUN!!!

This event also includes the Pow-Wow on Saturday night, and the Assist An Arrowman auction following the Pow-Wow on Saturday night. This auction is the major fundraiser for the ATA Fund which helps subsidize youth attending events, especially National Events. PLEASE STAY for the Auction and help us fund the ATA Fund!

There will also be a Silent Auction geared toward the youth, ending before Saturday Supper. This auction is geared toward regalia the youth may be able to wear at the Pow-Wow.

You can register for the event on the Council Calendar by accessing the 2019 Spring Fellowship event.

Or, you can download the Registration Form and drop it off at the Council Office with your Registration fee.

Registration Notes

If you register ONLINE, please bring a copy of Parts A and B of your Health Form to turn in at Registration.

There will be fellowship, fun and games, and a Q&A session with your elected leaders of the Lodge.

2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference
Mon. August 3 - Sat. August 8, 2020
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 15,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gathered for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun in 2015!

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.

Arrowmen attend with our lodge contingent, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending the conference. Our Lodge Contingent will leave Cedar Rapids on August 2, 2020, and return on August 8, 2020.

We are unsure of the cost at this time, but we want to start collecting deposits toward NOAC. We expect the cost of a youth to attend NOAC will be approximately $300-$400 per person, depending on the amount of money available in the Assist an Arrowman Fund. We expect transportation costs to be an additional $100-$200 per person.

Adults will be selected after we have determined the number of youth registered for NOAC. We can only send one adult for every 3 youth that are registered. If you want to be considered for a adult slot in the contingent, please register on the below link. The Lodge and Chapter leadership will be selecting adults for the contingent.

In 2018, we sent a total of 37 youth and adults to NOAC in Bloomington, IN, the home of Indiana University. 2015 had the largest attendance in history because it was also the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.

Adults and other youth that are unable to attend NOAC will be contacted about attending a special 3-day Mini-NOAC, being planned for August 5-7, 2020, in Dubuque.

You can register and pay a deposit for a youth, and register for consideration as an adult on the Council Calendar.

More information to come as it becomes available. Check this page frequently for updates.

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