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It’s time to renew your Order of the Arrow dues! In order to maintain status as a member, renew your dues by December 31st each year. Use the link below to renew today.

OA News – November 2021

JOIN THE PACKER CONCESSIONS TEAM Help Bay-Lakes Council earn funds for camp projects and you earn Scout credits to be used for your own OA and Scouting activities.  Apply your earnings credits to things like: OA National Conference, other OA events, OA dues, Wood Badge, NYLT and more.   We need youth & adults, age […]

OA News – August 2021

LODGE GATHERING – CAMP HIAWATHA FELLOWSHIP & SERVICE WEEKEND / ORDEAL & BROTHERHOOD INDUCTION All Order of the Arrow members are invited to the Lodge Gathering at beautiful Camp Hiawatha in the Upper Peninsula, Aug. 20-22, for a weekend of fun & fellowship.  Ordeal candidates are invited to complete their Ordeal induction weekend at Camp […]

OA News – August 2021

LODGE GATHERING & FALL CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP & SERVICE WEEKENDSORDEAL & BROTHERHOOD INDUCTION The Order of the Arrow will conduct in-person Ordeal induction and cheerful service weekends in August and October.   These events are for all OA members, including Ordeal candidates and Brotherhood candidates.  Fellowship and fun are part of the weekends.  OA members and […]

OA News – June 2021

OA CALL-OUT CEREMONIES FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS Call-out ceremonies were conducted at council camporees in April and May, to recognize thenewly elected members. OA call-out ceremonies will be conducted during the summer at CampHiawatha and Bear Paw. Units attending an out-of-council camp can request a letter from the lodge adviser authorizing the OA at the […]

Gardner Dam Spring Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Conference at Gardner Dam! Over 100 Arrowmen from six of our eight chapters attended as we welcomed 46 new Ordeal members, 8 new Brotherhood members, and 8 new Vigil members. In all, we provided over 800 hours of service to Gardner Dam!

2021 Spring Conference Schedule

See below for a general schedule for events. Actual times may vary based on event location. Time Event Friday 5:30 – 7:30pm Check-in 6:30 – 8:30pm Ordeal Candidate Welcome Activities 8:00pm All Ordeal Candidates should be in-camp 8:30pm Ordeal Candidate hike to Pre-Ordeal Ceremony 10:00pm Vigil Candidates meet 11:00pm Lights out Saturday 7:15 – 8:00am […]

OA Event COVID Protocols

All participants are asked to wear masks when indoors and when outdoors and social distancing is not practicable regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, all participants should wash their hands regularly throughout the event. Check-in: All participants will check in with the health officer and provide the following: COVID health screening, AHMR (BSA medical form), and […]

OA News – May 2021

OA SUPPORTS COUNCIL CAMPOREE and ROKILIO EXPERIENCE at CAMP ROKILIO The Order of the Arrow held their Spring Fellowship event at Camp Rokilio in April.  The focus of the event was to provide support to the council camporee for Scouts and Venturers, and the Rokilio Experience for Cub Scouts.  Over 500 Scouts, Venturers and Cub […]


We are looking for adults who have skills or certifications to help with OA conferences and other events.  They do not need to be a current OA member to help, unless specified below.  Please contact the lodge adviser if you can help us in any of these areas: Medical/health professionals certified to serve as health […]