More information on these and other events can be found on the Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge website.
Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. 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.
Members are elected into the Order of the Arrow by their peers. Unit elections are permitted in Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout units. The Order of the Arrow membership requirements are as follows:
-Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
-Have experienced 15 nights of Scout camping while registered with a troop, crew, or ship within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Only five nights of the long-term camp may be credited toward the 15-night camping requirement; the balance of the camping (10 nights) must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps of, at most, three nights each. Ship nights may be counted as camping for Sea Scouts.
-At the time of their election, youth must be under the age of 21, and hold one of the following ranks corresponding to the type unit in which they are being considered for election: Scouts BSA First Class rank, the Venturing Discovery rank, or the Sea Scout Ordinary rank or higher, and following approval by the Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor or Sea Scout Skipper, be elected by the youth members of their unit.
-Adults (age 21 or older) who meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to and approval by the lodge adult selection committee.
Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge 89 was created at the merger of Seminole Lodge 85 and Timuquan Lodge 340 in 2016. Seminole lodge was the OA lodge of Gulf Ridge Council, founded in 1936. Seminole Lodge was recognized nationally when they were selected to make the Brotherhood training film. Seminole lodge also received a great honor when one of its members, Nick Digirolamo, was elected as National Chief in 2003. Timuquan lodge was the OA lodge of West Central Florida Council, founded in 1946. Timuquan lodge was one of 3 lodges in the country to use the elangomat system before it was adopted nationally. Timuquan lodge had an accomplished Native American Singing and Drum team, which won the National Drum Team Competition in 1994.
Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge 89 is currently a member of Eastern Region Section 5. We are known for having great ceremony teams, having earned the Exemplar designation at the 2018 NOAC ceremonies competition, which only 3 teams nationally earned. The lodge has also had two youth elected as Section Chief, Lathan Dixon (2019-2020) and Nathan C (2022-).
The lodge has won numerous awards at the section level including best teams in every ceremony. The lodge competed in the King’s Cup Competition for the first time in 2021 at Camp La-No-Che and won first place. The lodge competed in 2022 at Camp Wallwood and won 1st place in King’s Cup again. The lodge has won numerous athletic awards for Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee at section conferences. At the 2022 E5 Section Conference, the lodge, behind the strong leadership of Lodge Chief Ryan S, won Best All Around Lodge which has not been won by this council since 1995.
The lodge has been at the Thriving National Standard since 2020. This accomplishment has been built on by our previous leadership and kept going by the current lodge leaders and advisers who support them. If you have any questions about the OA or Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee lodge please reach out to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org