Order of the Arrow - Thunderbird Chapter

Thunderbird Chapter  - Order of the Arrow - Lowaneu Allanque Lodge 41



  • Thunderbird Chapter Chief: Connor McConnell
  • Thunderbird Chapter Vice Chief: Colin Cain
  • Chapter Advisor: Ed Hedborn 630-989-0655
  • Associate Chapter Advisor: Bill Birch
  • Associate Chapter Advisor: Jenn Cain
  • Associate Chapter Advisor: Bill Froelich
  • Associate Chapter Advisor: Scott McConnell

August Roundtable and OA Chapter meeting has been moved from Thursday August 8th to Thursday August 22nd! Trinity had a conflict and we needed to reschedule.  We should be back on our regular 2nd Thursday meeting date and time in September.


Thunderbird District is now part of the new Chippewa District. You can now access the new Chippewa District website, and Chippewa District Facebook pages. Please be patient as we transition fully to the new District structure and sites.


Thunderbird District OA Chapter meets at the same time and place as Thunderbird District Roundtable - 7:30 – 8:30 PM - Please Note our NEW LOCATION: Trinity Green Trails - 2701 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532 - Map Link

Order of the Arrow Representatives and members: Please make announcements at your Troop meeting about our Chapter Meetings and Lodge Events to let all OA members know what is coming up, and that they are welcome to attend! It is still not too late to renew your membership in the Order of the Arrow. 

Information and forms for Ordeal candidates may be found on-line at the Lodge website.




Ordeal     Brotherhood     Vigil


Chapter Meetings and Lodge Activities for 2018

  •       2019
    day month   topic
    31 May   May 31-June 2: Spring Fellowship, Camp Freeland Leslie, Oxford, WI
    11 Jun-Jul   No meeting
    8 Aug   Stomp Rockets
    6-8 Sep   Fall Fellowship, Camp Big Timber, Elgin
    12 Sep   New Member Night. New members, especially Ordeal and Brotherhood members are encouraged to attend
    10 Oct   Crossover Ceremony Training for Troop OA Representatives and units
    25-27 Oct   National Leadership Seminar (NLS)
    Beaumont Scout Reservation, St. Louis, MO
    14 Nov   Election Training - Troop OA Representatives
    12 Dec   Holiday Party
    9 Jan   The Call Out Ceremony, demonstration and training
    12 Feb   Native American Craft - Fingerweaving
    12 Mar   McDonald's for Shamrock Shakes and fellowship
    9 Apr   Marble Run
    14 May   Spoon Catapults
    11 Jun   Von Oven Campout - Cast Iron Cooking & Service Project
    Jul   No meeting


Annual Dues

All OA members are required to pay annual dues of $20. You can also pay for your dues and 4 discounted lodge events (spring and fall fellowships, winter banquet, and frendship powwow). If you have not done so, please pay your dues at OA41.org. Every penny of your dues goes straight to the Lodge to provide all of the awesome experiences throughout the year for our members. It also goes to provide camperships to our council camps, Lodge Leadership Development training for members, and to help with various lodge service projects. Scoutmasters; Charter renewal is going on now. It is a great time to collect and pay lodge dues for your members and submit them on-line. 

As always, feel free to contact Mr. Hedborn with any questions.

Annual Elections

Our election season is over. Congratulations to all who have been elected! Stay tuned for the next step in your OA journey is to do your Ordeal which can be done during summer camp at Camp Freeland Leslie, Spring Fellowship, or Fall Fellowship.

The Order's commitment to our unchanging mission and purpose remains steadfast, and we are excited to welcome new members, and look forward to having female members join our ranks. We know that, like all of our OA members, they will serve as role models and inspirations to others – both within the Boy Scouts of America and beyond.


OA FORMS and Web Links

OAPurpose of the Order of the Arrow

To recognize those campers – Scouts and Scouters – who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and by such recognition cause other campers to conduct themselves in such a manner to warrant recognition.

  • To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit.
  • To promote Scout camping, which reaches its greatest effectiveness as part of the unit’s camping program, both year-round and in summer camp, as directed by the camping committee of the Council.
  • To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

OA Lodge #41