Order of the Arrow

Tatanka Anpetu-Wi Lodge

About Us

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.


The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.


As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:

  • Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
  • Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
  • Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
  • Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.


The vision of this lodge is to be an integral part of the Overland Trails Council through positive youth leadership. To be at the forefront of the council, and the lodge to which all others are compared.

  • SUPPORT: To support the council, camp, and programs.
  • CHARACTER BUILDING: To instill positive characteristics into its members, preparing them for success.
  • MEMBERSHIP IMPACT: To have fun, exciting, purposeful events and ceremonies that are regarded as some of the best in the nation and keep members involved in scouting.