Order of the Arrow

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 Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. Members are elected to the OA by their fellow scouts within their units, and are expected to take the knowledge and experience learned through the OA back to their units. While members are encouraged to participate actively in their local Lodge, the OA recognizes that a scouts duty is to their unit first.

Puvunga Lodge 32

The OA is a Council wide program intended to recognize and serve all the scouts and scouters within their council. Puvunga Lodge 32 was first chartered in 2012 to serve Long Beach Area Council. In the best tradition of Scouting, the Order of the Arrow and Puvunga Lodge is led by youth leadership with the support of adult advisors. Not only does membership in the OA allow scouts to meet and work with scouts from other units, but from other Lodges in our Section, and nation wide.

Scouts who were elected into the Order of the Arrow(OA) by their unit must complete an ordeal in order to become a member. The ordeal is an induction activity toward membership in the Order of the Arrow. 

Spring Ordeal Friday, May 17 – 19 at Camp Tahqitz  
41700 CA-38, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305


Section Conclave 2024

Conclave is a section-wide event where we invite all our members to join us in training and fellowship. We also have fun activities for all our members, no matter their activity level, to

participate. We are looking forward to having you join us at our very own Camp Tahquitz! Save these dates now!

Friday 8/23/2024 @ 7:00 PM through Sunday 8/25/24 @ 12:00 PM More information can be found on the Section G18S web site. Registration for this once-a-year event will open soon!

2024 Lodge Membership Dues

Help support your Lodge and maintain your membership by paying your annual dues. Only $15 keeps you registered for the whole year! Membership entitles you to participate in all OA programs and Lodge activities, and keeps you up-to-date with everything that is happening. So why not pay? Do it today!

pay Dues online

National OA Conference – (registration closed)

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the flagship national Order of the Arrow event. It is held every two years at a major university campus and is attended by as many as 8,000 Arrowmen from all 50 states. It is second only to the BSA National Jamboree in size and scope. If you have registered you can make payments here: NOAC Payments

Puvunga Lodge Officers 2024

Lodge Chief: Aaron T.
Vice Chief of Program: Henry T.
Vice Chief of Membership: Mia A.
Vice Chief of Ceremonies: Harlo T.
Lodge Secretary: Luke M.
Lodge Treasurer: Gregory A.

For information about the OA or Puvunga Lodge, please contact Lodge Advisor John McGlynn.

Monthly Lodge Meetings

All our members gather on the First Tuesdays of Every Month

Time: 7pm — 8pm

At Christ Presbyterian Church (5225 Hayter Ave Lakewood CA 90712)





For more information about the Order of the Arrow: National Order of the Arrow homepage, click here.