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
New Website Launch
For all the latest information, please visit the new and improved Amangamek-Wipit Lodge website at https://wipit470.org.
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. Pay your dues at https://scoutingevent.com/082-2019OADues
If you have any questions or concerns about annual dues or the Lodge Passport, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
May 17-19 – Section Conclave, Camp Snyder
June 1 – Lodge Leadership Development Conference (LLDC)
August 9-10 – Vigil Induction, Goshen SR
September 20-22 – Fall Fellowship
Meeting Information Update
The next Lodge Officers and Advisers (LOA) meeting will be held Sunday, May 5 at 3:00-5:00 pm at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda.
The next Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) meeting will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the conclusion of the LLDC.
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.
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
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.