History

Learn about the local history of Wipala Wiki lodge and the Order of the Arrow as a national program of the Boy Scouts of America.

Order of the Arrow History

Dr. E. Urnder Goodman (founder) and Carroll A. Edson (co-founder) founded the Order of the Arrow in the summer of 1915. 

Wipala Wiki Lodge History

After a few attempts in the early 1940’s to bring the Order of the Arrow to Arizona, Wipala Wiki lodge was chartered in 1950 to serve the Theodore Roosevelt Council.

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The Man Behind our Lodge Name

After getting involved in the local Scout council in 1929, 21 years later, our lodge was chartered and named after this man. Learn more about the inspiration of our name, and note he was is still one of our most honored members. He has been recognized with the Vigil Honor prior to his passing, and in 2015 was named one of the Centurion award recipients of Wipala Wiki lodge.