New Ordeals

Welcome new members of Mitigwa Lodge! Now that you have completed your Ordeal, you are ready to take your understanding of the Order of the Arrow to the next level.

Mitigwa Lodge has created a special page to help you in your understanding of the Ordeal, and how to make the most of your membership in the Order of the Arrow.

National Order of the Arrow

The National Order of the Arrow Web Site has a great program called “Jump Start.” To view their web site, please click the banner below. Please note that you will need to have your O.A. handbook ready to access protected areas of the site.


Our Lodge: Mitigwa Lodge

Our Lodge is called Mitigwa Lodge.  Sometimes you will hear it referred to as Mitigwa Lodge #177.  We are in Central Region and a member of Section C5-B.

Mitigwa Lodge has put together a New Arrowman Resource Book that is available in Adobe Acrobat format. This is the same book that is given out at your orientation meeting.

Your Local Chapter

Each district in the Mid Iowa Council also has a sub-section of the Lodge called a Chapter.  If you have a question about what Chapter you are in, please ask your Scoutmaster or any member of the Order of the Arrow. Click on your Chapter below for specific information on meeting times, events, and to visit your Chapter’s website (if available).

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