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 Annual Dues Now Online
It is that time again! 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
October 30 – Founder’s and Servant Leadership award nominations due
November 24-25 – Vigil Induction Weekend 2 (Hallowood)
December 5 – Chapter JTE due at LEC
July 30 – August 4, 2018 – NOAC 2018
Meeting Information Update
The next Lodge Officers and Advisers (LOA) will be held November 5, 2017, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda.
The next Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) meeting will be held December 3, 2017, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda.
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.
Montgomery Area December 2, 2017 Vinny Maltagliati Grace UMC
Mountain West Area December 2, 2017 Michael Dragone
Virginia Central Area November 4, 2017* Matthew Cohn
Virginia South Area November 18, 2017 James Doppee
Three Rivers Area TBD Steven Steinbach
* Note: The Virginia Central Area ALDC date has changed from Nov. 11th to Nov. 4th. It will run from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Fairfax LDS Church, 4911 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22032.
2017 Vigil Induction
Only Vigil members and candidates may sign up to attend Vigil induction events. Vigil candidates who received an invitation letter may sign up using this registration page. There are two induction opportunities scheduled. The next induction is at Hallowood (near Comus, MD) November 24-25, 2017. If you are not able to schedule your induction on either of these dates, you must contact Mr. Larry Ruh (301-588-2683, email@example.com) at your earliest opportunity.
Vigil candidates should identify their guide when registering. Vigil members planning to be a Vigil guide should register as such. Registration is online at https://www.scoutingevent.com/082-VigilInduction2017
- The cost is $20 per member.
- For those Vigil members who register for the August event; there will not be any additional cost to register for additional dates, you may register for both dates with the one registration or you may come back later and register for the November induction.
All registrants must bring a copy of their BSA Annual Health and Medical Form (parts A & B). There are links to the form on this registration page.
Chapter Journey to Excellence (JTE)
The 2017 Chapter Journey to Excellence has been approved by the Lodge and can be downloaded from the link below.
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 2017 dues can be paid online at www.scoutingevent.com/082-2017OADues.
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.