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 more than 4,500 Arrowmen from the Council’s chapters.
Amangamek-Wipit Lodge News
2018 Banquet, Passport, and Annual Dues Now Online
Registration for the Annual Lodge Banquet closes on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. As a reminder, if you purchase the Wipit Passport, you still need to register for the Banquet. There is a no cost registrant option for Passport holders.
Pay your annual dues online at https://scoutingevent.com/082-2018OADues. Pay by March 31, 2018, and the cost will be $14. After that, the cost will increase to $16.
You will also have the option to purchase a Wipit Passport for $100 which includes the annual dues, the costs to attend the annual lodge banquet, and the spring and fall fellowships. If you are planning to purchase the Passport, you will need to register separately for the Banquet at no cost as a Passport holder. Registration for the Passport and Banquet is now open.
Save the Dates
January 7 – Annual Lodge Banquet, University of Maryland
January 27 – Chiefs Summit, Joppa, MD
July 30 – August 4, 2018 – NOAC 2018
Meeting Information Update
The next Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) meeting will be held February 4, 2018, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda.
The next Lodge Officers and Advisers (LO&A) meeting will be March 4, 2018, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda.
The theme for NOAC 2018 is Decide Your Destiny! Registration is open for youth members at https://scoutingevent.com/082-NOAC2018.
Area Leadership Development Conferences (ALDC)
The following Area Leadership Development Conferences have been scheduled. Please refer to the Area Chief and your chapter Chief for any additional information.
Three Rivers Area TBD Steven Steinbach
2018 Chiefs Summit
Learn the Art of ‘Chiefing’
This NEW program is intended for the Key 3 at all levels within the section including chapter, area, and lodge. Training sessions will be centered on how to shape our leadership, those we serve, and what each of our roles entails.
Join us on January 27, 2018 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Joppa, MD
Lodge Officers for 2017-2018
Lodge Chief: Beckman Hollis
Lodge Vice Chief Operations: Brian Biggs
Lodge Vice Chief Administration & Communications: Devin Little
Lodge Vice Chief Finance & Membership: Zach Schonfeld
Mountain West Area Chief: Michael Dragone
Montgomery Area Chief: TBD
Virginia Central Area Chief: Matthew Cohn
Virginia South Area Chief: James Doppee
Three Rivers Area Chief: Steven Steinbach
It’s time to renew your Lodge Membership!
To be a member of Amangamek-Wipit Lodge and the Order of the Arrow, you must be a registered Scout or Scouter and pay lodge dues of $14 annually. Membership ensures your invitation to all chapter/lodge events and includes a subscription to the quarterly Lodge Shark’s Tooth newsletter, which will be imprinted with your OA ID number and BSA ID number.
Your 2018 dues can be paid online at https://scoutingevent.com/082-2018OADues.
Lodge Website Information and Updates
Effective January 1, 2016, this is the new Amangamek-Wipit website. Please send comments, concerns, corrections and updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Amangamek-Wipit Lodge’s 2017-2018 Amangamek Wipit Lodge Calendar is the best source for all Lodge and Chapter activities.