Owaneco Lodge is Connecticut Yankee Council’s Order of the Arrow Lodge which serves 37 communities in southwestern and central Connecticut. The Lodge was formed in October 1998. The OA is a youth-run program where young men and women under 21 years old develop and executive programming, activities and trainings as a team. A team of adults advise and counsel the youth. Leading Owaneco Lodge are a team of youth officers- with the Lodge Chief leading their vice chiefs who then lead committee chairs. Localizing the program are chapters who are led by chapter chiefs and vice chiefs with adult advisers guiding them.
Events & Activities
Throughout the year, the Lodge holds several events for its members including three Ordeal induction weekends, a Fellowship weekend, a Picnic, and a Winter Banquet. Members of Owaneco Lodge also partake in the national events of the Order of the Arrow, including National Conferences, Summits, and High Adventure programs.
The Executive Committee holds monthly meetings at the Council Service Center which all members are invited to attend and each chapter holds monthly or bi-monthly meetings in their local area.
Owaneco Lodge & Connecticut Yankee Council
The Lodge supports the council program by providing leadership, promoting scout camping, providing countless hours of service, giving financial support, and in many other ways. In addition, several Arrowmen from the Lodge serve on staff at Camp Sequassen, the council’s resident Scout camp.
A professional Scouter from the Connecticut Yankee Council staff serves as the Lodge’s Staff Adviser and the Scout Executive of the council serves as Supreme Chief of the Fire for the Lodge.
About the Order of the Arrow
For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.
The Mission and Purpose of the Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow was founded in 1915 to serve a useful purpose: to cause the Scout Oath and Law to spring into action in all parts of the nation. To this day, the Order is dedicated to this high purpose.
History of the Order
The Order of the Arrow has a rich history spanning 100 years, from its beginnings at a Boy Scout summer camp to its present role as a part of the Scouting program.
Membership Requirements and the Inductions Process
Learn about the requirements to become an Arrowman, the induction process, and the levels of memberships within the Order.
The Order of the Arrow offers a number of programs across the country– from training events to national conferences and more.