The Order of the Arrow serves as Scouting's national honor society.

More than 180,000 members strong, the Order of the Arrow recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. The OA can help strengthen troops by providing leadership training and opportunities for OA members and by assisting in summer camp promotion, camporees, Scout shows, and other activities. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.

The Achoicominga Chapter (Balboa Oaks District) is part of Malibu Lodge #566 (Western Los Angeles County Council) in Section W-4N of the Western Region. Contact the Lodge at:

Anna Ruggieri Service Center
16525 Sherman Way, Unit C-8
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 785-8700

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March 1, 2015

To all members of Achoicominga OA Chapter,

It's that time of the year, when we visit troops and teams to run OA elections for candidates of the OA. We will need you to volunteer to help run one or several of these elections. We have 21 units to visit in a 5 week time span, before the district camporee in April. Keep in mind that you can't run the election for your own unit. Come to our March 12th meeting to learn more about it and become part of an election team. Our Vice-Chief of Elections, Reed Potter, would appreciate it. A few of the units have already been scheduled. Contact Reed for details, (818) 737-8390, he would sure appreciate it.

Speaking of camporee, our district camporee is April 17-19, at Paramount Ranch. It has become tradition that members of our OA chapter get to sleep in the tepee and register for the camporee as OA. Those wishing to be part of the OA encampment must first get the OK from your Scoutmaster. If it's OA, then you need to bring the $19 registration fee to our March meeting. All camporee fees must be paid prior to the April 2nd Roundtable, as of that date the fee goes up. Then at our April chapter meeting you need to bring $20 for food for the camporee weekend.

Finally, all 2015 annual dues are now due. The dues are still only $14.00. You can pay by check, made out to 'BSA/OA' or cash, payable at our chapter meeting.

Frank Casias
Achoicominga Associate Chapter Advisor

Monthly Meeting

Second Thursday of every month at 7 pm. Our meetings last approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours.

Northridge United Methodist Church
9650 Reseda Blvd.

Scoutmasters and Troop OA Representatives, get your OA members together, call them, remind them, and bring them to the next meeting.

FYI: Only members that pay their annual dues are allowed to wear our lodge flap patch.



Title Name
Chapter Chief Justin Engstrom
Chapter Advisor Patrick Lewis