Lodge Leadership Development

All members are invited! Nov. 11-13 at Gardner Dam Adventure Base


Lodge Leadership Development is the primary training program for local lodges, providing lodge leadership with the skills needed to plan and run a successful lodge and chapter program.  A good amount of fun and fellowship for youth and adults is part of the weekend program.

BROTHERHOOD New this year!  

Complete your Brotherhood during the weekend at LLD.  Ordeal members who have been members for 6 months or more are encouraged to seal their membership in the Order of the Arrow and become a Brotherhood member.  No additional cost.


  • Lodge officer election
  • Officer and adviser training
  • Unit elections training
  • Adult forum
  • OA Unit Representative and OA Unit Adult Adviser orientation
  • Planning 2023 & 2024 OA calendars and upcoming events
  • Patch designing
  • Lodge newsletter planning
  • Trading post
  • Vigil Honor and awards selection
  • Activities: cribbage tournament, indoor bouldering wall and more!
  • Fantastic food
  • Indoor lodging (or you can set up your tent)

All OA members (youth and adult) are invited and encouraged to attend.  Lodge Executive Committee members are expected to attend as part of their responsibilities.  The Lodge Executive Committee voting members are lodge officers, chapter chief, lodge committee chairs, past lodge chief. The lodge and chapter advisers are non-voting members.

2023 Lodge Officer Elections

Looking for a challenge?

We are looking for enthusiastic youth members to serve as lodge officers in 2023.  

Lodge officer elections are scheduled to be held during Lodge Leadership Development, Nov. 11-13 at Gardner Dam Adventure Base.  You can learn leadership skills that will also help you in your Scout unit.  Any member (under age 21 through 2023) may apply as a candidate for a lodge office.

Lodge Officer Positions: 

  • Lodge Chief 
  • Lodge Vice Chief of Program 
  • Lodge Vice Chief of Inductions
  • Lodge Secretary
  • Lodge Treasurer

See the Lodge Officer Responsibilities and Lodge Officer Application for more information. Applications are due to the Lodge Adviser by November 5th.

Vigil Honor & Award Nominations

Nominate a worthy Arrowman for the Vigil Honor, Arrowman of the Year, Adviser of the Year, Unit Leader of the Year, or the Founders Award. Brotherhood members with a minimum of 2 years of service are eligible for Vigil nomination.  Nominations can be submitted online at konwapos.org/resources

2023 National Jamboree

July 14/15-28 2023

Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia


Register, pay deposit and complete application before Oct. 31 to qualify for $250 savings

More information at: Bay-Lakes Jamboree 

Contact Mike Mailand with questions.

National Leadership Seminar &
Developing Youth Leadership Conference

Save the Date: March 24-26, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN

The NLS and the DYLC programs are the premier leadership training courses for members of the Order of the Arrow.  The National Leadership Seminar is designed for youth members.  The Developing Youth Leadership Conference is designed for adult advisers.  

Make plans to be a member of the Kon Wapos Lodge contingent to the NLS/DYLC event.  Kon Wapos Lodge provides partial funding of the registration fee.  More details coming. 

Contact the lodge adviser lodge adviser to attend as a member of the Kon Wapos contingent and receive updates.

Youth Protection Training

The safety of the Scouts we serve should be held above all else. Making sure that all adult leaders are Youth Protection (YPT) trained is one of the most important things we can do as a Council. YPT gives a leader the knowledge they need to help meet their leadership responsibilities for safe Scouting. By district, 50 to 70% of unit Scouters and other district members will have their YPT expire between now and year’s end. No leader is allowed to renew their registration with the BSA if they are not current on their YPT. The training is offered online and you can access it at this link. It only takes a little over an hour to complete. Please commit to renewing your YPT prior to November 1, 2022.


Looking for a challenge?  

Apply to serve as a member of the Bay-Lakes summer camp staff.

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Kon Wapos Lodge, Order of the Arrow

Cheerfully Serving Bay-Lakes Council

Nathan T., Lodge Chief

Mike Mailand, Lodge Adviser


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