Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts.  Youth are elected by fellow Scouts for exemplifying the Oath and Law in their daily life.  The Order of the Arrow is based on American Indian tradition and dedicated to the ideal of cheerful service.

The Order of the Arrow strives to achieve the following:

  • Recognize Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives
  • Develop and maintain camping traditions and camping spirit
  • Promote Scout camping
  • Crystalize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others

 Click here for the Saklan Lodge webpage.

Calendar of Upcoming Lodge Events

  • April 4-6 – Spring Pico Blanco Ordeal. Location – Camp Pico Blanco.
  • April 15, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • Apri l17, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Executive Committee meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • April 25-27 – Section Conclave. Location – Camp McConnell, Livingston.
  • May 9 – Lodge Banquet. Location – History Park, San Jose.
  • May 10 – Scout–O–Rama. Location – History Park, San Jose.
  • May 18, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Executive Committee meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • May 20, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • May 30-June 1 – Spring Hi Sierra Ordeal. Location – Camp Hi Sierra.
  • June 17, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • June 26, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Executive Committee meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • July 15, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • July 24, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Executive Committee meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • August 2 – Lodge BBQ. Location TBD (somewhere in the southern part of the Council).
  • August 2-3 – Vigil Weekend. Vigil candidates and Vigil members only, please. Location – Camp Pico Blanco.
  • August 19, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • August 28, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Executive Committee meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • September 5-7 – Fall Chesebrough Ordeal. Location – Camp Chesebrough.
  • September 16, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • September 25, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Executive Committee meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • October 4 – Cub–o–ree – Saklan will support this event.
  • October 11 – Coyote Creek Cycling Classic – Saklan will support this event.
  • October 21, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • October 23, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Executive Committee meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • November 7-9 – Saklan Lodge Fall Fellowship. Location – Toro Park, Salinas.
  • November 18, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.
  • *November 27, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Executive Committee meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online. (*Note – this is Thanksgiving Day, so LEC will likely change date.)
  • December 13 – Saklan Christmas Party. Location TBD.
  • December 16, 7:30 PM – Saklan Lodge Advisors meeting. Location – Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian, San Jose AND online.

Register for the Order of the Arrow

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If you and/or your unit want to find out more about the activities of the Order of the Arrow or need a leadership position for Star, Life or Eagle, contact an Order of the Arrow Representative at 408.638.8325 or email OA@svmbc.org.

For those interested, the Order of the Arrow national website has a variety of publications that will answer your questions about the “Brotherhood of Cheerful Service:”

Lodge Flaps

For members, they are available at the service centers.  For non members of Saklan Lodge, order at this link.  Click here.

Lodge Executive Committee Meetings

The Lodge Executive Committee meets on the 4th Thursday monthly.  The meetings are held at the council service center in San Jose:  970 West Julian Street.  Those unable to attend the San Jose location are welcome to join via the Internet.  We use GoToMeeting.com as the program provider.  Download that software in advance to be able to see the screen and video.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/481005045

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (619) 550-0000

Access Code: 481-005-045

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