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.  You can request more information about OA Talako Lodge from our 2024 Lodge Chief Helen Perry by email here, or from Lodge Advisor Nestor Schnasse by email here, or click on the Eagle's beak at the left to go to our local OA Talako Lodge website!  And don't forget to follow us on Facebook!

OA Talako General Announcements

2024 OA Membership Dues --- pay your $20 Lodge dues for 2024 and be a member in good standing in the Order of the Arrow!  (PAY HERE)

OA Talako Lodge Trading Post is 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 2023, 2022, 2021 or 2020 year-end editions of the annual Talako Lodge newsletter HERE!

Webelos Bridging Ceremony:  Click here to email our Vice Chief of Membership Mason Chiu to request an in-person Bridging Ceremony at your Pack assembly.


Talako Lodge Events Calendar

Marin-Sierra Work Party Weekend --- Friday 09/01 to Monday 09/04 @ Camp Marin-Sierra, 40990 State Hwy 20, Emigrant Gap, CA.  Help prepare CMS for the off-season!

September Lodge Meeting --- 7-8:30pm Tuesday 09/12 @ San Rafael Elks, 1312 Mission Ave.  Come down and support the brotherhood of our lodge.

Section G17N Conclave --- Friday 09/15 thru Sunday 09/17/23 at Soda Springs Resort near Camp Marin-Sierra. Join Talako in this fun annual event in the Sierra!

October Lodge Meeting --- 7-8:30pm Tuesday 10/10 @ San Rafael Elks, 1312 Mission Ave.  Come down and support the brotherhood of our lodge.

Marin Fall Camporee --- Friday 10/13 to Sunday 10/15 @ Camp Tamarancho, 1000 Iron Springs Road, Fairfax.

Fall Induction Weekend --- 6pm Friday 10/20 to Sunday 10/22 @ Camp Tamarancho, 1000 Iron Springs Rd, Fairfax.

Fall Fellowship --- Saturday/Sunday 11/05.  Join our newest members in a fun event to welcome them into the OA community.  More details to follow.

Scouting For Food Community Service --- 12:30-3:30pm Saturday 11/11 at the SF-Marin Food Bank in San Rafael. Come out to help support those in need.

November Lodge Meeting --- 7-8:30pm Tuesday 11/14 @ San Rafael Elks, 1312 Mission Ave.  Come down and support the brotherhood of our lodge.

Elks Lodge Holiday Decorating --- Sunday 11/26 @ San Rafael Elks, 1312 Mission Ave.  Come down and support the Elks who allow use of their property all year for our meetings.

Annual Lodge Banquet --- 5pm Saturday 12/02 @ Mill Valley Scout Hall, 30 Mountain View Ave.  Come down for this evening of food, fun and awards in support the brotherhood of our lodge.

(c) 2024 Marin Council, BSA
225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511