A Letter from the Lodge Chief

Greetings Wiatava Lodge members,

My name is Vijay and I extend my gratitude to each you all for entrusting me with the honorable position of 2024 Wiatava Lodge Chief. I know this year will be a great year because of all of you as a group of confident and dedicated individuals. Your active participation in our organization and Scouting at large is the driving force behind the greatness we aspire to achieve, and I thank you. 

I look forward to this year with our National Order of the Arrow Conference and all the amazing changes that will come to our events in our lodge! These moments of evolution and growth are not only essential but are made possible by the everyone’s participation and contribution, be it through service, attendance, leadership, or other roles. 

Our lodge wishes to climb higher, and I emphasize that everyone can help with this. Reaching our goals will require lots of hard work, and together, I know we can ascend to greater heights. With your continued support and active engagement, I am confident that Wiatava Lodge will reach new heights.

Climb higher!z

NOAC 2024

We are excited to invite you to join our lodge contingent at the 2024 National Order of the Arrow Conference at the University of Colorado Boulder! Please stay tuned for our expected travel dates. This is the largest event in the OA, with upwards of 8,000 attendees—from more than 200 contingents—expected from across the country.

We can’t wait to get back to NOAC and watch the nightly stadium shows, bring our lodge to victory in the sports and ceremony competitions, and meet Arrowmen nationwide, all while spending a week living in a college dorm—and yes, it will have air conditioning!

Over the years, Wiatava has built a national reputation, usually sending one of the largest contingents to the National Order of the Arrow Conferences. Our lodge has also provided a National Chief of the Order of the Arrow – Evan Chaffee (2007) – and a National Vice Chief – Larry Brown (1979-80) – along with numerous section and regional officers.

The conference itself is held from July 29-August 3, 2024, but we will also need time to travel to and from Boulder. We’ve started our own NOAC 2024 page that will have more information about the conference here Wiatava NOAC 2024

The NOAC website is here https://noac2024.oa-bsa.org
You can also follow the conference social media pages on Instagram and X @OANOAC and Facebook