Order of the Arrow
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
Watonala Lodge is the Order of the Arrow (OA) lodge of the Pushmataha Area Council. The Watonala Lodge began on Sept. 23, 1939, as Pushmataha Lodge. In the early 1940’s, the lodge became known as Watonala Lodge. Watonala means “white water bird” in the Choctaw language. Choctaw is the dominant native American tribe in this area.