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.

2018 Vigil Eligible

2018 Adult and Youth Vigil nominees will be announced at the Summer OA Weekend during the dinner banquet.

2018 Induction Weekends

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

2018 C5A Section Conclave

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.

We hope you will join us at the 2018 C5A Section Conclave.   The conclave will be held Sep 7-9 and is hosted by Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Lodge, MidAmerica Council at Camp Cedars.  Register at https://scoutingevent.com/326-9809

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.

2018 Dues

We are now collecting 2018 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

2018 Scholarships

The Awards committee adjusted the due date for all OA Scholarship submissions to be 31 October.  The form has been updated. >>Scholarships page

Lodge OA Expenses

At the January 2018 LEC a Lodge Expense policy was voted on and approved. The policy and request form are located in Forms.

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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