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Yes, YOU! Join us at Camp Tanah Keeta on September 16-18 for the AAL-PA-TAH LODGE FALL FESTIVAL! This event will be one-of-a-kind, with a packed schedule of EXPLOSIVE program, CRAZY chapter competitons, and a COLORFUL Festival of Feathers..

Registration is ACTIVE

What are you waiting for?! See you there!




Basketball Court Kick Off

Support our very own Camp Tanah-Keeta
by contributing toward a new Basketball Court! Click HERE!!!

Help support our "home away from home". Aal-Pa-Tah Lodge 237 is building a brand new basketball court at Camp Tanah-Keeta, and we need your help. Our vision, is to improve the atmosphere of the camp, to brighten the Scouting experience for our youth.

 All proceeds go towards the construction of a basketball court at Camp Tanah-Keeta. Supplementary funds will go towards additional Camp improvement projects.

Summer Festival/Lodge Election Rules

Come out to Summer Festival, May 13-15. This is a program weekend, which means that there will be lots of fun after the cheerful service to camp.

We are also holding this as our second ordeal weekend, so we need everyone to come out and help welcome our new brothers. If you have an interest in helping out with any part of the inductions team, please let us know!

Here are the Election Rules that will be used at Summer Festival when we elect our officers for the new year. Please read over them, especially if you want to run for any position. Open the PDF Here.


Greeting AAL-PA-TAH Lodge members,

On behalf of Section S-4 and O-Shot-Caw Lodge, I would like to invite you to attend the 2016 Section Conference on April 8-10, 2016 at Camp Elmore (previously Camp Seminole) in Davie, FL. We are less than 3 months away from the conference. Since the Order of the Arrow’s founding, lodges around the nation have met annually to celebrate and rededicate themselves to the principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service.  Rich in Native American history, these conferences have often focused on Indian dance, drum, and ceremonies, as well as training to enhance leadership and craft skills. This year, Arrowmen of Section 4 will gather once more to honor a legacy that was set over 100 years ago by our founders Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson, and leave our conference ready to continue serving the vision of our Order.

The theme for this year’s event is “The Vision Continues” which serves to remember our past, but more importantly to pave our future through the bonds of Brotherhood. This event celebrates our 101th anniversary and will leave S-4 rekindling the ideals and principles laid out by our founders. For more information check out the Conference website at https://www.thevisioncontinues.org! We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information regarding the 2016 Section Conference feel free to reach out to your Lodge Chief or send an email to myself William McKinley at willmckinley@ymail.com or the Conference Lead Adviser Brad Schmidt at brads829@aol.com.

Yours in Cheerful Service,

William McKinley
Conference Chairman
O-Shot-Caw Lodge #265


Gator Grind Build Days!

Mark your calendars for the following Gator Grind build days. All service hours will be recorded in Lodgemaster.

  • November 7th - Lodge Leadership will be at SLS but Mr. Eschelman will coordinate.
  • December 5th-  OA Winter Fellowship
  • January 9th
  • January 16th
  • February 13th
  • February 20th 
  • March 5th      -  Spring Ordeal – Final Saturday / Test runs
  • March 12th –   THE BIG DAY

OA Unit of Excellence Awards

The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into their annual planning. This award is intended to provide a tool for lodges to recognize, incentivize, and operationalize unit-level participation in Order of the Arrow programs. Units and Leaders completing the requirements are awarded recognition on both the National (ribbon / patch) and local (Lodge recognition) level. Details about the award can be found HERE. For further information contact Lodge Chief Gregory Yentz at lodge237@gmail.com.