Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s national honor society. Since its founding in 1915, the Order of the Arrow has recognized campers – Scouts and Scouters – who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. The Order has three purposes:
- Promoting responsible outdoor adventure
- Developing leaders
- Crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
Scouts from the National Capital Area Council who are inducted into the Order of the Arrow become members of Amangamek-Wipit Lodge #470, an organization offering outdoor adventure and service opportunities. Amangamek-Wipit, which is part of the Northeast Region and Section NE-6A, serves almost 4,300 Arrowmen from the Council’s chapters.
Amangamek-Wipit Lodge News
2019 Dues, Passport, and Banquet Registration Sites Open
To attend any OA event or wear your sash and lodge flap, you must be a current dues-paying member of our lodge! For 2019, due to an increase in National recharter fees, annual dues will be $16. However, if you pay your dues before March 31, you will receive the early bird price of $14. Make sure you pay your dues early to receive this early bird rate! Pay your dues at https://scoutingevent.com/082-2019OADues
In addition to dues, the Lodge Passport allows you to attend Lodge events next year at a great discounted price. The $100 cost of the 2019 Passport includes your 2019 dues, a cool patch, and entrance to the Lodge Banquet, Spring Fellowship, and Fall Fellowship. Make sure to buy a Passport to receive a significant deal to be a part of the 67h year of our Lodge! Purchase the annual Passport at https://scoutingevent.com/082-2019OAPassport
If you choose to purchase the Passport, we still need you to register for the Lodge Banquet, at no cost, to verify your intent to attend and to ensure there is enough food. Due to the cancellation of the fall fellowship, the cost for 2018 Passport holders is $75. Register for the 2019 Lodge Banquet at https://scoutingevent.com/082-2019OABanquet
If you have any questions or concerns about annual dues or the Lodge Passport, please send an email to email@example.com. We hope to see you on January 5 to open the program year with a great Banquet!
Largest Lodge in the Nation!
Based on the 2018 recharter, Amangamek-Wipit Lodge is the largest lodge in the nation with 4,280 members. Our Lodge Chief has challenged us to grow the membership to 5,000 members and maintain the status as the largest lodge.
Save the Dates
January 5, 2019 – Lodge Banquet, Riggs Center, UMD
January 26 – LEAD Conference (Training), Westminster, MD
March 8-10 – NLS/DYLC, Alpine Scout Camp, NJ
April 12-14 – Spring Fellowship, Camp Snyder
May 17-19 – Section Conclave, Camp Snyder
June 1 – Lodge Leadership Development Conference (LLDC)
Meeting Information Update
The next Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) meeting will be held Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00-5:00 pm at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda.
The next Lodge Officers and Advisers (LOA) meeting will ne held Sunday, March 3 at 3:00-5:00 pm at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda.
Lodge Achieves Highest Level of Recognition for History Initiative
On November 16, 2018, Amangamek-Wipit Lodge, National Capital Area Council #82, received two national recognitions:
- 2018 GEO Lodge History Initiative Website Honor Lodge, and
- 2018 GEO Lodge History Initiative Archives Honor Lodge
These are the highest levels of distinction awarded and Amangamek-Wipit Lodge is the only lodge to be so recognized in both categories by the 2018 NOAC Goodman Edson Observatory. Six lodges were designated Honor Lodge for their online websites and two lodges, for their digital archives.
Goshen Order Of the Arrow Trail Crew (GOAT) 2019
Planning for GOAT 2019 is well underway and a draft of the promotional material can be viewed here – 2019 GOAT Brochure – Draft.
LEAD Conference (NE-6A Training)
January 26, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157
$25 for members and staff
$15 for new Ordeal members (Ordeal after March 1, 2018)
The next National Leadership Seminar(NLS) and Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) course offering this year will be held March 8-10, 2019 at Camp Alpine, NJ. All interested candidates should submit the application below to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected candidates will be notified in advance and encouraged to carpool. Each lodge has a limited number of seats.
For more information, about NLS, go to http://northeast.oa-bsa.org/programs/nls
For more information about DYLC, go to http://northeast.oa-bsa.org/programs/dylc
Lodge Officers for 2018-2019
Lodge Chief: Beckman Hollis
Lodge Vice Chief Operations: James Doppee
Lodge Vice Chief Administration & Communications: Duncan Slade
Lodge Vice Chief Finance & Membership: Matthew Cohn
Mountain West Area Chief: William Gouker
Montgomery Area Chief: Vinny Maltagliati
Virginia Central Area Chief: Joseph Lepak
Virginia South Area Chief: Christian Donovan
Three Rivers Area Chief: Steven Steinbach
Membership Transfer Form_2018 (from another Lodge)
Lodge Website Information and Updates
Effective January 1, 2016, this is the new Amangamek-Wipit website. Please send comments, concerns, corrections and updates to email@example.com.
The Amangamek-Wipit Lodge’s 2018-2019 Amangamek Wipit Lodge Calendar is the best source for all Lodge and Chapter activities.