Order of the Arrow

Chief’s Message

Hello Fellow Arrowmen,

The New Year has begun and our Chapter leadership has changed. Last year our Chapter was in great hands and this year I am sure the same will be said. This year will be a lot of fun and I urge you to join me in cheerful service and fun activities. As Marc Still said in the December Newsletter, we need Dancers, and I encourage all of you to join. The more Dancers we have the better. Remember, Ta Tanka is great because of you, and let’s keep it that way.

Happy New Year everyone and thank you for everything you do.

Yours in Brotherhood,
Patrick Beemer
Ta Tanka Chapter Chief
Wiatava Lodge


  • Provide Dancers and Drummers to as many Del Mar District Pack Events as possible, including the Del Mar District Cub Day Camp.
  • Promote the Lodge Indian Affairs Weekend in the Chapter and encourage at least 5 Chapter members to attend.
  • Complete Unit Elections and Camp Promotions in all Troops and Teams in the Del Mar District throughout Camporee.
  • Ensure that the Pre-Ordeal, Ordeal and Brotherhood Ceremony Teams are Lodge certified and prepared for all Ceremonies.
  • Host an outstanding Ordeal, with emphasis on Service and Ceremonies and attempt to get all new Members involved in the Chapter.
  • Contact every Chapter Youth Member and ask them to attend Pow Wow.
  • Attain the Gold Level in the Journey To Excellence Program.

Ta Tanka Chapter Meetings are the second Thursday of each month.

Earth Day at the Bay Service Project is April 22nd.
The Downhill Meeting before Ordeal is May 11th 7:00pm at Calvary Chapel.