Order of the Arrow
Lo La'Qam Geela Lodge #491

"The Land of Fire"

    Lo La'Qam Geela Lodge of the Order of the Arrow provides community service, promotes camping, and helps build leadership in its members within Central and Southern Oregon as well as Northern California. We are founded upon the ideals of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service.

    Within our lodge, seven chapters exist: Amangi Kuwe (Big Pines District), DaGelMa (Roaring Rogue), Hyas Lamonte (Fremont), Klamath, Mow-A-Toc, Siskiyou, and Warner Mountain. Each chapter should be your local guide to the OA. We encourage you to attend these chapter meetings to get the latest scoop on upcoming events

    If you are a member of the OA, remember to keep your dues current. To attend any of our events you will need to have your dues paid. 2014's Lodge Membership Renewal Form is currently available. You can now use your computer to fill out your information using Adobe Reader (or a similar program) before printing.

Dues will be just $15 for the whole year of 2014. Checks can be made to "Crater Lake Council - OA" Envelopes can be addressed to:

Crater Lake Council – BSA
Attn: Lo La'Qam Geela Member Renewal
3039 Hanley Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502

2014 Founders Award Nominations

2014 Founders Award Nominations for Lo La'Qam Geela Lodge are now Open - Submit before October 30th 2014. Follow instructions in fillable Adobe Acrobat nomination form.  Any questions can be submitted to OALodge491@gmail.com.

Click to Download Founders Award Nomination Form

Background: The Founder’s Award was created in 1981 by the National Order of the Arrow Committee to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to the lodge. The award is reserved for a member who demonstrates to their fellow Arrowmen that they memorialize in their everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by the Order’s founders Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson.

2015 NOAC Lodge Contingent Sign Up

    If you ever decide to go to ANY national event in your life, this is the one to go to. National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) 2015 is going to be the largest Order of the Arrow event of the century, with this being extra special because of the 100th anniversary of the Order. Click on Register button to learn more about being part of the Lodge Contingent. Registrations are now on a waiting list basis.

Fall Ordeals for 2014

Mcloughlin Ordeal - This ordeal is located at Camp McLoughlin from October 17-19, 2014.

Sign up for an Ordeal and come help your Lodge, Council and fellow Arrowmen.

Fall Fellowship - The fellowship is located at Camp McLoughlin from November 7-9, 2014. Many surprises including activities and 'new' fellowship patch will be for members that come to this great event!

Lodge Rules and Policies Document

The Lodge Executive Committee approved on March 16, 2014 a significantly revised set of Lodge Rules and Policies that were available for Lodge member review and were ratified by Lodge membership on June 7th, 2014. Please click on link to read the current Lodge Rules Policies document. Any questions can be submitted to OALodge491@gmail.com.

Lodge Rules and Policies Document

The LEC on September 14, 2014 voted and approved for changes to Lodge Rules and Policies that primarily make changes to the Lodge officer positions and responsibilities. Click on link below to review proposed changes. The LEC voted on September 17th to have a general Lodge Meeting on Saturday, October 17th at Camp McLoughlin to review the proposed changes and vote on new Lodge Rules and Policies. Any questions on changes can be sent via email to OALodge491@gmail.com.

Proposed Lodge Rules and Policies Document Approved by LEC on September 14, 2014.


The latest Firebird has been mailed to dues paid members and is available here in electronic form. All comments can be submitted to oalodge491@gmail.com

Firebird Newsletter Volume XX Issue 1


Are you the type of person that likes to know about things as soon as possible? If you answered yes, you should join Lo La'Qam Geela's Facebook Group. With the help of Facebook, you can be the first to learn about upcoming events, get previews of patch designs, and get access to exclusive messages. Our Facebook Page is also a great place to get your casual questions answered about anything in our lodge. We hope to see you online.