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 and view this video:

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, 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 are meeting virtually).  You can request more information or a ZOOM link to the monthly meeting by emailing 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 Announcements

"The High Eagle" - - - get your digital copy of the 2020 edition of the annual Talako Lodge newsletter by downloading!

Annual Registration Dues and No-NOAC patch sets:  current Talako Lodge Arrowmen please click here to update your membership registration profile for 2021.  In brotherhood!

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

Talako Events Calendar

February Lodge Meeting:  7 - 8pm, Tuesday 02/09 via ZOOM.  The program will include your 2021 Lodge Executive Committee officers, planning for new events, and our closing song!  The ZOOM link will be posted in SLACK.

Pinewood Derby Workshop:  8:30am - 3pm, Saturday 02/13 at the San Rafael Elks Lodge; assist our Cub Scouts as they work in the Pit Crews to build their cars!  For further event details, click here.

Annual Klondike Derby:  this event is in the planning process; details to follow soon.


(c) 2021 Marin Council, BSA
225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511