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Nebagamon Lodge 312

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Nebagamon Lodge #312, Order of the Arrow:

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.

Totem

Local lodge legend has it that Fire on the Water was chosen as the Totem because the first above-ground nuclear tests were being conducted at this time (mid-50s), and people would go to Lake Mead to watch them. The explosion would reflect off the water, looking like there was a "fire on the water". It is probably more accurate to believe the lodge totem was named after the Chippewa practice of hunting with fire on water, however the legend is rather interesting.

The Name Nebagamon is an Americanized version of the Chippewa word "nebagomain", which means "Hunting Deer on the Water with Fire". This refers to the Chippewa method of hunting deer by mesmerizing them with a floating raft with a fire on it. The name was suggested by George T. Vaughan whose hometown was Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin.

History

LVAC Council

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This lodge is part of The Las Vegas Area Council (LVAC), which proudly serves youth members and volunteer leaders through Scout units in Southern Nevada. It is a local council (#238) of the Boy Scouts of America. All youth are invited to join scouting.

Council Camps