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Boy Scouts of America

OA Order of the Arrow

KOLA Lodge - #464

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The Order of the Arrow (OA) is a brotherhood of honor campers.
For general information on the OA, please see the BSA's Order of the Arrow overview.

Proposed Lodge Operating Rules Change

Please see this explanation of the proposed change related to Lodge neckerchiefs.

Event Registration and Dues Payment

It's time to pay your Dues and register for upcoming KOLA Lodge Events.

See our Registration Page for all the details and Online Registration.

OA Unit Excellence Award

The new Order of the Arrow Unit Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorpoorating the OA into their annual planning.

(more info)

Vigil Honor Nominations

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow. It cannot be earned, but rather is reserved for those who have been active Brotherhood members for a minimum of two years and have demonstrated their extraordinary leadership by going above and beyond the minimum expected of them.

Anyone may nominate a deserving Brotherhood member for the Vigil Honor this year by filling out a nomination form (below) and sending it to the lodge Vigil Honor adviser at the email (or snail mail) address listed on the form. He must receive your nomination form not later than 8am, Saturday, October 22, 2011, to be considered by the lodge Vigil Honor Nomination Committee.

Vigil Nomination Form

Lodge Calendar

2015 Calendar

Jan 23-25Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &
Winter Festival / LLD
(Horsetooth Chapter - Fort Collins, CO area)
March 6-7Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &
Lodge Leadership Development Training
Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 East Boardwalk Drive, Fort Collins, CO
(Horsetooth Chapter - Fort Collins, CO area)
April 24-26Section Conclave
(Guernsey, WY)
May 29-31Spring Service - BDSR
(Ordeal Weekend, Brotherhood, Lodge Officer Elections)
June 5-7Spring Service - CLP
(Ordeal Weekend, Brotherhood, Vigil, Business Meeting, Lodge Officer Installations)
September 25‑27Fall Service - Camp Jack Nicol, BDSR
(Ordeal Weekend, Brotherhood)
Oct 16-17Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &
Lodge Leadership Development Training
(Chy-Kola Chapter - Cheyenne, WY area)

2016 Calendar

Jan 22-24Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &
Winter Festival / LLD
(Arapahoe Chapter - Longmont, CO area)
March 11-12Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &
Lodge Leadership Development Training
(Wiyaka-Luta Chapter - western Nebraska)
May 20-22Spring Service - BDSR
June 3-5Spring Service - CLP
September 16‑18Fall Service - Camp Jack Nicol, BDSR
Oct 14-15Lodge Executive Committee Meeting &
Lodge Leadership Development Training
(Achpateuny Chapter - Sterling, CO area)

Event Info

KOLA Lodge Registration, Fees, Discounts and Refunds Policy.

Ordeal Weekends

If your unit nominated you for membership in the Order of the Arrow in Longs Peak Council, congratulations!!!
Please see our Ordeal Weekend page to learn what an Ordeal weekend entails and when and where you can attend an event.

Ordeal weekends are open to both members and candidates of the Order of the Arrow. We would love to see as many of you participate as possible.

Lodge Leadership Development (LLD)

This event is a training and fellowship event for any and all members of the lodge.
(More Information)

Winter Festival

This is a training and fellowship event any and all members of the lodge where we also hold our own annual recognition dinner,.
(More Information)

General Info

The Longs Peak Council's Order of the Arrow lodge is KOLA Lodge.
Each District of the Council has its own OA Chapter:

Here's a Map showing the Chapters of our Districts.

ChapterDistrict Primary TownsEmail
HorsetoothCache La Poudre Ft. Collins, Windsor, Wellington
Chy-KolaFrontier & High Altitude Cheyenne, Laramie, Wheatland chykola.oa
AchpateunyHigh Plains Colorado - Sterling, Haxtun, Fleming, Wray, Yuma, Akron, Holyoke
Nebraska: Chapel, Sidney
FlatironsIndian Peaks Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield
ArapahoMountain View Longmont, Niwot, Dacono, Frederick
Mountain EagleRocky Mountain Loveland, Estes Park, Berthoud
Wiyaka-LutaTri-Trails Scottsbluff, Gering, Torrington, Alliance, Oshkosh, Bridgeport, Chadron, Crawford, Hay Springs, Rushville, Gordon wiyaka-luta.oa
MinicojousThree Rivers Greeley, Ft Morgan, Johnstown, Brush minicojous.oa

Lodge youth officers and adult advisers serve from second Spring induction weekend for a one-year term. The lodge's top four youth officers are elected each year at the first Spring induction weekend. Adult associate lodge advisers are appointed by the Lodge Adviser for one-year terms. The Lodge Adviser and the Chapter Advisers are appointed for one-year terms by the Supreme Chief of the Fire (Council Scout Executive).

Links: National OA Site | Western Region OA Site

Where To Go Camping Guide

In 2010, the 100th year of Scouting, our Council's OA project was a new Where To Go Camping Guide.

The 2011 Guide is now available and a copy was distributed to every Troop, Team and Crew.
Please see our Where To Go Camping Guide page for more information.

We Need Your Help - We plan to update the Guide every year, so please see our Where To Go Camping Guide page for forms and all the details about how you can help.


Online Registration for Lodge Events.

Health and Medical Form: Every participant must submit a copy of his/her current Annual BSA Health and Medical Record.

  • Parts A and B of the form are required for all the above events.
  • (Note - Neither Part C, nor a physician’s signature is required for any of the listed lodge events.)
  • You have probably already submitted this form to your Troop or filled it out for summer camp - bring a copy.

Election Forms

Election teams may wish to save time by providing these forms to unit leaders in advance of the election.
  • Unit Election Report Form
    This form is used to record unit election results and which team conducted the election. It is retained by the chapter, not sent to the lodge.
  • Consolidated Chapter Elections Report (MS Excel spreadsheet)
    Chapters use this form to report the consolidated results of all the unit elections and camp promotions conducted for the year to the lodge Senior Vice Chief of Membership. Unit Election Teams should have the unit leader fill out this form so the Chapter has the necessary contact details for each candidate elected.
  • Adult Candidate Recommendation Form (updated Jan 2014)

Note - forms are in PDF format.

* Lodge Operating Rules (in PDF format)

* Camp Promotion
One of the tasks of OA members is to encourage their Troops to enjoy long-term camping, and Summer Camp is a great way to help scouts grow.
Encourage your Troop to plan now for Summer Camp at our excellent Longs Peak Council Camps, Camp Ben Delatour (near Red Feather Lakes, CO) and Camp Laramie Peak (near Wheatland, Wyoming).

* Camp Jobs
One great way to make our Summer Camps even better is to have the Best Scout Campers (you! OA members!) join camp staff.
Contact the Greeley Office for applications 1-800-800-4052.

* KOLA email
KOLA Lodge has a listserver that will automatically send you email with information about events in the Chapter and Lodge. It's not a lot of spam, it's only a handful of messages per month (if that) to help you know what's up with OA. Contact your Chapter to find out how to get on the list.
* National Order of the Arrow Website


Lee Stuckenschmidt, Kola Lodge Adviser
970 573-6454

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