The Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is Scouting's National Honor Society.  For over a century, the OA has a tradition of recognizing youth Scouts and adult Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  This recognition provides encouragement for others in Scouting to adhere to these ideals as well.  OA members are known as Arrowmen, and are responsible for maintaining camp traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term Summer resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.  OA fellowship activities, outdoor adventures, camp service, and leadership training are models of quality development and programming with adult guidance that enrich and extend the promise of Scouting to America's youth.  For more information, click on the logo at the right to go to the BSA's National Order of the Arrow website.

Talako Lodge

OA Talako Lodge #533 has been a significant program and special part of Marin Scouting since 1958.  Through many leadership opportunities and engaging activities, the brotherhood of Talako Arrowmen have promoted Scout camping programs, held OA fellowship events, facilitated Webelos bridging from Cub Scout packs to Scouts BSA troops, and responded with cheerful service to project needs in the Marin community and at both Camps Tamarancho and Marin Sierra.  Lodge meetings for all members, both youth and adult, are held traditionally on the second Tuesday of every month at the San Rafael Elks Lodge (during the CoViD restrictions, we may be meeting virtually).  You can request more information about Talako Lodge or a ZOOM link to the monthly meeting from our 2022 Lodge Chief Jamey Schnasse by email here, or click on the Eagle's beak at the left to go to the local OA Talako Lodge website!  And don't forget to follow us on Facebook!

Talako General Announcements

2022 OA Membership Dues --- pay your dues for 2022 and be a member in good standing in our Order of the Arrow Lodge!  (PAY HERE)

OA Talako Lodge Trading Post is now OPEN!  Click here for great patches and swag to proudly represent your lodge and OA brotherhood!

"The High Eagle" --- get your digital copy of the December 2021 or December 2020 year-end editions of the annual Talako Lodge newsletters HERE!

Webelos Bridging Ceremony:  Click here to email our Lodge Chief Jamey Schnasse to request an in-person Bridging Ceremony at your Pack assembly, or to obtain access to using this Talako video presentation for your Webelos Scouts bridging into Scouts BSA.

Talako Events Calendar 2022

April Lodge Meeting --- 7pm Tuesday 04/12 @ San Rafael Elks, 1312 Mission Ave.  Come down and support the brotherhood of our lodge.

May Lodge Meeting --- 7pm Tuesday 05/10 @ San Rafael Elks, 1312 Mission Ave.  Come down and support the brotherhood of our lodge.

Family Fiesta Weekend Camporee --- Friday 05/20 to Sunday 05/22 @ Camp Tamarancho, 1000 Iron Springs Road, Fairfax, CA.  Support this big kick-off event for the annual Cub Scout camping season!

June Lodge BBQ & Pool Party --- 5pm Tuesday 06/14 @ San Rafael Elks, 1312 Mission Ave.  Come down for this evening of food & fun in support the brotherhood of our lodge.

6/26/22 - 7/5/22 - Ice Cream Service Project at the Marin County Fair

7/24/22 - 7/31/22 - National Order of the Arrow Conference

8/23/22 - August Lodge Meeting

9/13/22 - September Lodge Meeting

9/16/22 - 9/18/22 - G17N Conclave

10/11/22 - October Lodge Meeting

10/14/22 - 10/16/22 - Fall Ordeal

11/8/22 - November Lodge Meeting

11/12/22 - Scouting For Food at the SF-Marin Food Bank

11/27/22 - Elks Lodge Holiday Decorating

12/3/22 - Annual Lodge Banquet


(c) 2022 Marin Council, BSA
225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511