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ArrowTour is one of many programs and initiatives that comprise a year-long celebration of the Order of the Arrow's centennial anniversary. In the summer of 2015, four delegations of youth Arrowmen will travel to council camps and Scouting events to bring our national centennial experience to Scouts, Arrowmen, and communities throughout the country. ArrowTour will provide opportunities to reflect, connect, and discover the Order's Centuries of Service, both past and future. The Order of the Arrow is excited to partner with councils to provide this program accessory at Boy Scout summer camps, service centers, and Scouting events. ArrowTour will be coming to the Oregon Trail Council Service Center on July 1, 2015. The Event will run from 2:00pm until 7:00pm. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/arrowtourotc for more information on our local ArrowTour event including activities, directions, informational videos, and more.

Fellow Arrowmen,

Please take a minute to fill out the Lodge Resource Survey. This helps our Service Vice-Chiefs know what resources are available to them, and who to call upon for special skills.

Our next event is Summer Ordeal at Camp Melakwa on July 17th through July 19th. Preregister at http://www.tsisqan.org/index.php?file=prereg.

 


    Tsisqan Lodge #253, is the integral lodge for the Oregon Trail Council. It serves as the areas honor-camping society, and provides service and assistance to the council, mainly the council camps Camp Baker and Camp Melakwa.

    The lodge itself has been in existence since 1944. The original ordeal ceremony was held on March 4, 1944 at the Eugene Girl Scout Council house. Less than a month later on the 23rd, Jim Vitus of Eugene, was elected as the Lodge"s first Chief. Also at this time, Donald Gerretsen of Roseburg was appointed as scribe, and Walter Banks of Eugene was appointed as treasurer. This is also the time the first Charter was issued for Tsisqan Lodge #253. The name Tsisqan, derived from the Umpqua Indian word meaning deer.

    Over the years, the Lodge has helped organize and institute many lodges all over the northwest area. Hence the name "Grandfather Lodge." After many years of service to the northwest, the Lodge settled into the Section W-1A, where it stands today after more than 60 years of cheerful service.

Click here for a more extensive look at Tsisqan history.

For new members, check out the OA Jumpstart page to learn more about the OA Program. For additional information on the OA in general, check out the National OA Page. For leadership and training in general, look at the Lodge Leadership Development page.

           

This site was judged an Honor site by the National Order of the Arrow Communications Committee at the 2002 NOAC


CONTACT INFORMATION

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Tsisqan Lodge #253
2525 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401-5806

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Council Office: Oregon Trail Council

Lodge Chief:    Matthew Shumway

Lodge Adviser:  Chris Graves

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