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Wakaree Chapter

The Wakaree Chapter of Mikanakawa Lodge is proud to serve the Golden Arrow District as its Order of the Arrow contingent.  Wakaree is very excited about getting to serve Golden Arrow.  You'll see Wakaree at events such as the District Camporee, Webelos Woods, and the District Crossover.  Wakaree meets on the same date, time and location as as the District Roundtable.

Our district number is 43 (sometimes needed for registrations).

 

Meeting Information

The Wakaree Chapter meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the LDS Church (2700 Roundrock Trail, Plano, TX, 75075) at 7:30 p.m (same time and place as District Roundtable)

 

What is OA?

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is Scouting's National Honor Society promoting the ideals of brotherhood and cheerful service.  Every year Scouts pick fellow Scouts in their troop to join the OA.  Scouts must be First Class or above and have had fifteen nights of camping within the past two years, including one long-term camp such as summer camp.  Adults can also be picked for the OA.  Once picked, the candidates go through a weekend-long experience called an Ordeal to become a member of the OA.  They are then eligible to wear the lodge flap and a white sash with a red arrow.
 
The council is represented by its OA counterpart, the lodge.  Each district also has its own OA contingent, the chapter.  
 
 
[OA] uses American Indian-styled traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting. Created in 1915 as a means of reinforcing the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, the goal was to establish these as lifelong guidelines and to encourage continued participation in Scouting and camping. Influenced in part by camp traditions and Indian folklore, the OA uses "safeguarded" symbols, handshakes, and ceremonies to impart a sense of community.
 
Inducted members, known as Arrowmen or Brothers, are organized into local youth-led lodges that harbor fellowship, promote camping, and render service to Boy Scout councils and their communities. Members wear identifying insignia on their uniforms, most notably the OA pocket flap (representing their individual lodge) and the OA sash (worn at official OA functions) and are eligible for special OA awards. The OA program sponsors several events, awards, and training functions.