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Our Lodge's Infrastructure

The current Orca Lodge rules are found here.

Lodge Executive Committee (LEC)

The Orca Lodge Executive Committee consists of the following:

  • Lodge Chief
  • Lodge Vice-Chief
  • Lodge Secretary
  • Lodge Treasurer
  • Immediate past Lodge Chief
  • Chapter Chiefs
  • Lodge Adviser
  • Lodge Staff Adviser
  • Lodge Associate Advisers

The LEC meets quarterly to address the leadership needs of Orca Lodge.

Chapters

Historical list of all chapters and their geographic areas

When Orca Lodge was formed, it consisted of 2 chapters, each corresponding to the pre-merger Lodges.

  • Mow-A-Toc (Humboldt & Del Norte Counties) – transferred to Lo La'Qam Geela LodgeExternal Link January 2012.
  • Cabrosha (Sonoma & Mendocino Counties)

In 2012, reorganized

  • Miwok Chapter – Miwok District
  • Wonkatonk Chapter – Pomo District
  • Allohak Chapter – Yokayo/Logger District
Lodge Communication / Publications

Lodge newsletter

The “Orca Spouts” is the newsletter of Orca Lodge.  It is published quarterly each year.  It was recognized at NOAC 2002 with National Honor Award.

Lodge web site

With the dawning of the Internet age, Orca Lodge was one of the first in the nation to go online with a website in 1994 (www.orca194.orgExternal Link).  It was recognized at NOAC 2002 with National Honor Award.  Currently www.orca194.org is undergoing a redesign.  Current information on Orca Lodge is at www.redwoodbsa.org/OA

Lodge social networking site(s)

Orca Lodge has a Facebook members Group “Orca Lodge #194

Lodge “Where to go Camping” booklet

In 2016, the Orca Lodge "Where to go Camping Guide" was converted to web pages and posted on the Council Website.

Lodge “Leave No Trace” Project

BSA expanded the Outdoors Ethics program and asked Councils to provide increased emphasis in this area as too many scout units were not practicing sound environmental stewardship.  Orca Lodge recognized that one of the purposes of the Order of the Arrow was to: Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.  In addition, one of the primary elements of the Messengers of Peace program is:  “Relationships between humankind and its environment”. Orca Lodge decided to become Messengers of peace by providing Outdoor Ethics Awareness to the units of the redwood Empire Council.

Orca Lodge conducted both a leave No Trace and a Tread Lightly Trainer course for its members.  The courses usually cost $50.00 a person to cover materials, campsite, and administration fees.  These costs were donated saving the Lodge over $500.00.  Once the Lodge members were trained they signed up for all of the scheduled Council activities that included; Cub Scout Twilight camp, Webelos Woods, District Camporee, University of Scouting, Advance Camp, Hornaday weekend. Orca Lodge volunteered to conduct the Outdoor Ethics training at the Order of the Arrow Section Conclave.  In addition, they members went to a number of individual Pack and Troop meetings.

This program was recognized with an OA Innovation Award.

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