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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:

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


2019 Dues

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

If you have any questions or concerns about annual dues or the Lodge Passport, please send an email to


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:

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


Important Links

2019 Dues Payment

Membership Transfer Form_2018 (from another Lodge)

2018-2019 Amangamek Wipit Lodge Calendar


Lodge Website Information and Updates

Please send comments, concerns, corrections and updates to

The Amangamek-Wipit Lodge’s 2018-2019 Amangamek Wipit Lodge Calendar is the best source for all Lodge and Chapter activities.