Welcome aboard

Welcome to the Lodge97 website.  It’s a work in progress so feel free to look around and see what’s offered here.   Please leave a comment if you find something that needs updating.

NOAC 2018

Mark your calendars – NOAC 2018 dates are July 30 through August 4 2018 at Indiana University.  Right now we can send 31 youth and 10 adults.  Additional details and signup is at https://scoutingevent.com/326-NOAC

2017 Vigil

From the OA Guide to Advisers – “The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout camp. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.”


These members were selected by the youth Vigil committee as the Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut 2017 Vigil Candidates.

All Vigil members should plan to attend the 2017 Vigil weekend at Little Sioux Scout Ranch to help us celebrate with our newest Vigil members!  .  Online registrations now open at https://scoutingevent.com/326-6212


2017 Induction Weekends

Online registration is open for all Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Induction weekends, links are found on the Events page.

2017 C5A Section Conclave

We hope you will join us at the 2017 C5A Section Conclave.   The conclave is Sep 8-10 and is hosted by Tatanka Anpetu-Wi Lodge, Overland Trails Council at Camp Augustine, Grand Island NE.

Every year, approximately 200 Arrowmen from across Section C-5A gather for the weekend event.  The Section Conclave runs from Friday evening to Sunday morning. A unique weekend event where you can experience all that peaks your OA interests.   The conclave will conclude with the Section business meeting, where among other items, the new slate of Section Officers will be elected and installed.

Saturday morning will offer select training courses for Arrowmen.  Specific classes being offered will be forthcoming.  Saturday afternoon will include fun and exciting individual and team-based activities.

Fee is $45 ($40 if a new 2017 Ordeal member), the fee increases $15 after 31 Aug.  The lodge will be arranging transportation for those that need a ride.  Please use https://scoutingevent.com/326-conclave17 to sign up as part of our lodge contingent.

2018 Lodge Officers

On Saturday, 12 Aug, the Lit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut youth present at the Summer Induction weekend elected the 2018 Lodge Officers.  These new officers will be working with the current officers through the end of the year and will be sworn in and assume their new duties at the Winter Banquet.

Lodge Chief Elect – Nick Blair
Vice Chief Admin Elect – Steven Buer
Vice Chief Program Elect – Lance Sellner
Vice Chief Finance Elect – Andrew Wiese
Vice Chief Service Elect – Matthew Gaddie

2017 Dues

We are still collecting 2017 OA dues.  Payment is easy!  Remember you are ‘on time’ if dues are paid prior to 1 March.  If you didn’t pay as part of your Unit Recharter you can take care of it on-line or download the payment form to give to Scouter Services.  >>Read More

2017 Awards

Nomination forms are due no later than 30 September 2017. Awards include the following, go here for more information;
Founders Award
James E West
Higher Vision
Spirit of the Ordeal
Chapter Arrowman of the Year

2017 Scholarships

Applications are due no later than 30 September 2017. Form can be found  here.


Trading Post

Need a new sweatshirt for the colder weather coming?  You know those extra layers are helpful in the winter months.  Visit the Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Online Trading Post, for sweatshirts, T-shirts or a cap celebrating Order of the Arrow’s 100 years of service. Current Vigil Honor members and Vigil Honor candidates can select from three new items selected by the Vigil Honor Committee – a T-shirt, a wicking polo shirt, and a windbreaker, each embroidered with the Vigil Honor triangle and our Lodge name. Orders placed by Nov 24 will be available for pickup at the Lodge Trading Post while at the Winter Banquet, Dec 5. If you prefer, you may have items shipped directly to your home, but you will be charged for shipping.

Commemorative Lodge Flaps


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut lodge we’ve created this unique 3 piece flap set.  We still have a few of these 3 piece sets, costs $15.00 and is available for sale at the OA Trading Post.  Remember this is a limited edition set, we will not be ordering more.

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