Cahuilla Lodge 127
Cahuilla Lodge 127, Order of the Arrow - Snakepower
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The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters elected by their fellow Scouts according to OA membership requirements, and inducted into membership by an OA lodge. The OA has been providing cheerful service to others through youth and adult OA members (known as "Arrowmen") in various lodges and councils throughout the USA since July 1915.
The Council is served by the Cahuilla Lodge #127. It currently has nine chapters, roughly one serving each district (the High Desert District has two chapters due to its large geographic size). "[It] was formed January 1, 1973 from the merger of Tahquitz Lodge # 127 and Wisumahi Lodge # 478. In 1974, the Lodge welcomed A-tsa Lodge # 380 into the family to make the territory of the Lodge as we know it today." With the merger of the Old Baldy Council, Navajo Lodge #98 also was merged into the Cahuilla Lodge. The Lodge has received many awards, local and national, in its history, including the National Service Award (2001), the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award (most recently in 2006), and the Section W4B Spirit Award (17 times in 29 years; most recently in 2006 (tie)).
This district is part of The California Inland Empire Council (CIEC), headquartered in Rdlands, California, and serves youth members and volunteer leaders through Scout units in both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties of California. It is a local council (#045) of the Boy Scouts of America. All youth are invited to join scouting.