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Order of the Arrow at the Council Convention

Kon Wapos Lodge returns to the 2023 Council Convention. Order of the Arrow members were at the inaugural council convention in 2022, providing service and support at the council event.

At the 2023 council convention, OA members will help by providing directions for convention participants as they navigate to Spark Sessions, meals, and other activities. They will assist with the exhibit hall set-up and take down. The OA will present some of the Spark Sessions on Saturday and lead the Scouts OWN on Sunday morning. OA members are also participating in the Council Convention program on Saturday. The OA will host other activities for youth at the convention. There are plans to use the recreation center located at the Green Lake Conference Center. Optional overnight lodging for youth and adult advisers will be at the Robbins dorm building.

OA youth members will have the option to attend Saturday only or choose the lodging option for Friday and/or Saturday night. Youth members will stay at the Robbins dorm building, along with some adult members. The lodge is subsidizing costs for OA members. Youth OA members will receive a special reduced rate for the weekend program, meals and lodging in return for their service at the convention.

Adult OA members willing to be a part of the OA service team can contact the lodge adviser for the registration code for the special rate. Adult OA members can choose to assist at the Convention and participate in the program & Spark Sessions. They will also provide adult supervision at the dorm and rec center. Adult members choosing this option will stay at the dorm building. Adults who wish to participate in the Council Convention with the Friday night Kentucky Derby option or the Saturday evening dinner and Silver Beaver recognition, should register as a regular attendee at the Convention registration site. Lodging for Convention attendees is at Kern Lodge. Lodging for the OA youth and OA adult service team members is at the Robbins Dorm building.

Convention Schedule for OA Members

  • Friday night – optional overnight lodging at dorm, rec center, games, snack & more.
  • Saturday – Breakfast option, Celebration of Districts program, Spark sessions, Lunch, Eagle
  • Celebration program, youth activities before dinner, Dinner buffet option
  • Saturday Spark sessions include:
    • Camping & Outdoor Cooking: Tips & Tricks (for all Scouts & adult leaders)
    • “Life After Eagle”: Opportunities for Older Scouts (for all Scouts & adult leaders)
    • The OA: Inquiring Minds Want to Know More (for all Scouts & adult leaders)
    • and more…
  • Saturday evening – rec center, activities, games, snack & more, optional overnight lodging at dorm
  • Sunday – optional breakfast, OA leads Scouts Own service
OA Youth OA Adults
Registration Password: OAY23 Registration Password:Contact the Lodge Adviser
Saturday Breakfast: $7.50 * Saturday Breakfast: $15.00
District Honors Day Pass Package – Saturday Morning District Honors/General Session, Sparks Trainings, Lunch, Eagle Scout Celebration Program & Annual Business Meeting: $60.00
Eagle Lunch & Program: $7.50 * Dinner Buffet 5:00-6:00pm: $20.00
Spark Session Trainings Sunday Breakfast: $15.00
Dinner Buffet 5:00-6:00pm: $10.00*
Sunday Breakfast: $7.50 *
OA Youth Housing OA Adult Housing
Friday Night: $17.50 * Friday Night: $35.00
Saturday Night: $17.50 * Saturday Night: $35.00

* Cost after OA Coupon applied. Coupon code offered inside of registration

Discounted and subsidized by Kon Wapos Lodge for members


Contact the Lodge Adviser with Questions:

Kon Wapos Lodge 10th Anniversary

The Lodge Communications team is assembling a history book to mark the Lodge’s 10th anniversary covering the highs, lows, and everything in between of the last 10 years. This is where you come in: tell us what you know; send us your pictures.

We want to include your stories, memories, pictures, and ideas for this history book! Use the form at the link below to submit your materials. Have a lot? Share it with us via email at

This could be as simple as why you completed your Ordeal; your experience getting called out at summer camp; what your Ordeal project was; maybe it rained all night during your Ordeal; or maybe you made a best friend at a lodge event. We want to hear all about it!

We anticipate project completion by Lodge Gathering in August.

Kon Wapos Lodge Spring Fellowship

April 28-30: Camp Rokilio

Gather the OA members from your unit and join us at Camp Rokilio for a weekend of learning, fun, fellowship, and food! The camp staff and OA will be working together on some joint activities during the weekend. All members are invited to join us. There will be program and activities for youth and adults.


June 2-4: Camp Rokilio & Bear Paw Scout Camp
June 9-11: Camp Hiawatha & Gardner Dam Adventure Base

Kon Wapos Lodge will be gathering at our camps in June to induct Ordeal candidates, Brotherhood candidates and Vigil candidates. Hundreds of OA members will provide service at our camps, induct new members, and have some fun & fellowship! All members are invited to join us as we help prepare our camps for the summer season and welcome our new members into the Order of the Arrow.

OA High Adventure

As a youth member of the OA, you can experience the adventure of the BSA National High Adventure bases at a reduced rate. Kon Wapos Lodge has scholarship funds to assist with transportation costs.  Contact the lodge adviser.

More information about OAHA opportunities:

Upcoming Events

April 14-16, 2023
L.E. Phillips Scout Reservation

April 14-16, 2023
Green Lake Conference Center

April 28-30, 2023
Camp Rokilio

Spring Conference

August 18-20, 2023
Gardner Dam Adventure Base


Sept. 22-24, Gardner Dam Adventure Base and Bear Paw Scout Camp

Order of the Arrow members are invited to serve in various ways to support the Bay-Lakes Scout Fest event.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

National Jamboree, July 19-28, Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia

You can be a part of Operation Arrow at the National Jamboree.  OA members age 16+ can apply to serve on the Operation Arrow team at the Jamboree.   Contact the lodge adviser for more information. 

You can also find information at the National Jamboree website. 

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Kon Wapos Lodge, Order of the Arrow

Cheerfully Serving Bay-Lakes Council since 2013

Nathan T., Lodge Chief

Mike Mailand, Lodge Adviser