Kiowa Chapter - Order of the Arrow

Welcome to the KIOWA Chapter of the Order of the Arrow (Tatanka Lodge #488).

We meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00p - 8:30p at:

Kiowa Patch St. Matthews United Methodist Church
15653 Newton St.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

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Purpose Older Kiowa Patch Older Kiowa Patch

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.

Eligibility Older Order of the Arrow Patch

The Order of the Arrow membership requirements are:

  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • After registration with a troop or team, have experienced 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.
  • Youth must be under the age of 21, hold the BSA First Class rank or higher, and following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity team Coach, be elected by the youth members of their troop or team.
  • Adults (age 21 or older) who are registered in the BSA and meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to the lodge adult selection committee. Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition of service, including current or prior positions. Selected adults must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and must provide a positive example for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge.

If your Troop has eligible youth and you would like to set-up an election please contact .

KIOWA Leadership: Order of the Arrow Chief

  • Chapter Chief: Matt Simonian
  • Medicine Man: Matt Simonian
  • Chapter VC Program: Grant Guerena
  • Chapter VC Membership: Ivan Castillo-Davidson
  • Chapter VC Communications: Brian Chang
  • Chapter VC Finance: Ryan Romero
  • Chapter VC Service: Nick Glamuzina
  • Chapter VC Ceremony: Nick Castillo-Davidson
  • Chapter Advisor -
  • Associate Chapter Advisor:
  • Advisor to the VC of Membership:
  • Advisor to the VC of Communications:
  • Advisor to the VC of Finance:
  • Advisor to the VC of Service:
  • Advisor to the VC of Ceremony:


  • Congratulations to Roberto Castillo-Davidson for his election to the position of Section W4S Secretary. Please congratulate Bob in his new position.

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