Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to the Tiwahe Lodge website, especially to Ordeal Candidates and existing members. If you are an Ordeal Candidate, we welcome you, and we encourage you to complete your Ordeal as soon as possible. If you are a member, we hope you are an active Arrowman.

We invite you to click around our website. The information here is for you.

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This information on this website will answer many of your questions about the Order of the Arrow. The news items on the home page and the Calendars will keep you informed about upcoming OA events and activities for San Diego Arrowmen. Get involved, participate in your Chapter and Lodge activities, join a Committee, make new friends, and set your goal to be a Vigil Arrowman. If you do these things, you will grow personally through your Order of the Arrow accomplishments, and you will help the Order of the Arrow thrive.

Arrowmen who participate regularly in OA activities develop a lifetime of memories from all the great experiences.

OA CHAPTERS AND MEETINGS

Tiwahe Lodge is chartered by the San Diego-Imperial Council. Scouts who join the Order of the Arrow in San Diego-Imperial Council are members of the Tiwahe Lodge. They are also members of a Chapter. There are nine Chapters within the Tiwahe Lodge. The Chapters are loosely overlayed on the Districts in the San Diego-Imperial Council, and most Arrowmen join the Chapter that is associated with their District. Click Tiwahe Chapters to find the Chapter for your District, its meeting schedule and meeting location. Click the Calendar for a consolidated view of meeting and event dates.

LODGE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Executive Committee meetings are conducted monthly, usually on the second Monday. All OA youth leaders and advisers are encouraged to attend.

OUTINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Several outings and special events are held each year.

NOTICES

OA Scouts and Scouters are kept informed by email, by website, and by our online Calendar. Events are posted on our online Calendar and on our home page.

VISITORS

Certain parts of OA meetings are reserved for Arrowmen only. Visitors are welcome at the general sessions.

REGISTRATION FEE

OA dues are $11 per year. Additional Arrowmen in a family pay $9 per year, and only one newsletter is mailed to a household. For new Ordeal members, dues for the first year are included in the Ordeal fee.

SAFE SCOUTING POLICY

OA follows the Boy Scouts of America Guide to Safe Scouting. All adult leaders must submit to a background check and complete Youth Protection Training. All youth and adults must abide by the policies set forth in this guide, which include no corporal punishment, no hazing, no secret organizations, no one-on-one adult-youth meetings, activity-appropriate attire, age-appropriate activities, etc.

THE ROLE OF OA PARENTS

We encourage the parents of OA Scouts to assist their sons in participating in OA Events and Activities. Like Scouting, OA depends on the support of the parents.

UNIFORM WEAR

Arrowmen wear Class A uniforms to OA meetings and Class B attire to most outdoor activities.

ORDER OF THE ARROW HISTORY

Click here for a brief history of the Order of the Arrow.

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