Aug 182017

Good afternoon Santee Chapter
This is your chief here announcing that PowWow is still open to sign ups and that Conclave is coming sooner than you think.

PowWow is the Order of the Arrow version of Camporee on steroids, where our chapter (Santee) competes against other chapters within our lodge in categories such as sports, ceremonies, shooting sports, camping promotions, and the ability to vote on the members of the Lodge board. PowWow this year is August 25-27 at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley.

If you have any questions please email the Vice Chief of Activities at


Conclave is nearly the same thing except the whole Orange County Council (Wiatava Lodge) comes together to compete against other councils around Southern California.
We have not conducted a Regional Conclave for many years. Come and enjoy fellowship with 9 Council Lodges from around Orange and LA Counties.
Enjoy Sports, Shows, Patch Trading, Indian Affairs and Camp Promotion Activities.
Take classes to learn more about different subjects related to the Order of the Arrow.
This year’s theme is Kaikua’ana, which is Hawaiian for Brotherhood.

Below are the links to register for both. The prices for PowWow are $30 for you new ordeal members and $35 for other members. The price for Conclave is $55. PowWow sign ups are due by this Sunday.

PowWow Link:

Conclave Link:

 Posted by at 6:25 pm
Aug 042017

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 5 the Disney VoluntEARS is having a Food Bank Service from 1030 am to 1230 pm.

Location: Community Action Partnership of Orange County (Food Bank)

11870 Monarch St.

Garden Grove, CA 92841

OA Members will be assisting with packing of food boxes for high risk families and Seniors.

We may be asked to assist with general clean up after the event.

Please wear you Santee or Troop activity shirt. Shorts and pants are permitted. Please closed tip shoes required. No sandals.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you,

Sal Ramirez

Disneyland VoluntEARS Leadership Council

OA Advisor


 Posted by at 8:39 am
Jul 112017


We are requesting a few Arrowmen to help out at this week’s Roundtable meeting.

As a very easy service opportunity, we are requested to help set up chairs before roundtable and help with the opening ceremony and announcements.

If you can help, please email Mr Ramirez at salbando22

Who: Any Arrowman (please wear field uniform with sash)
What: Help setup roundtable and assist with opening ceremony
Where: LDS Church (Orange Avenue Building), 4000 W Orange Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804
When: This Thursday 7/13. Arrive by 6:50 PM to setup. Roundtable starts at 7:30. You should be done by 8 PM
Why: Service to your district and your chapter


Sal Ramirez
Adviser to the EVC

 Posted by at 6:58 pm
Jun 222017

Attention OA Arrowmen,

Do You Want to Return to Philmont Scout Ranch

Troop is in desperate need of a 18+ youth for a Philmont trip due to losing an adult to a Military ORDER to report during the trip.

Cost if very flexible as they need to maintain the trip and NOT LOSS THE TRIP AND ALL FUNDING.

We might could take someone for ½ the trip.

NEED: 18+ Youth for Philmont

Date: July 8 – 22 (depart on train, July 8)

Trip: Shooting Trek – 4 days with different type (Shotgun, Rifle, Muzzle, Black Powder)

Mileage: 62

Dry: Zero dry camps, and 3 with showers

Cost: Open for discussion

Troop 642

John Geraghty, Troop 642



Philmont Trek No10 Shooting (only).pdf

 Posted by at 12:53 pm
Jun 132017

Calling out Santee Volunteers… 12 Members needed

The Disney VoluntEARS are looking for Santee assistance at the Orange County Food Bank, on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 1030-1230. You will be working with the VoluntEARS packing food boxes for at Risk Families and Seniors. Also you may be ask to assist with clean up afterwards. These hours are approved for Service for either your Scouting or School.

The address:

11870 Monarch Street

Garden Grove

CA 92841

We ask that you arrive at least 15 mins before the start time to sign in and be given your assignment. Please wear comfortable clothes and no open toe footwear. Also you can wear your troop or Santee activity shirt. A pair of work gloves would be recommended but not needed.

Please contact Sal Ramirez- salbando22 to sign up no later than July 29, 2017.

If you have any further questions, please ask… thank you.

Sal Ramirez

 Posted by at 8:33 pm
Apr 272017


Our Spring Ordeal is coming up soon.

Ordeal this year will be May 20-21st at Lost Valley
Cost for ordeal is $65. Brotherhood cost is $45. Fellowship is $25. Although if brotherhood or fellowship members have not paid dues then it is an extra $20

If you are interested please contact Sal Ramirez salbando22

All paperwork (see link below) will need to be turned in at the May 11th Roundtable (7:30 PM @ LDS church 4000 W. Orange Anaheim, CA 92804)

Packing list:

-Ground cloth or tarp(no mattress)
-sleeping bag
-Field (Class A) uniform – don’t need merit badge sash
-small backpack or day pack
-change of clothes( including a long sleeve shirt and gloves)
-water bottle/canteen/camel back
-spending money(>$20)
-money for Friday Supper and Sunday lunch(supplied by the candidates themselves)
-Trip ticket

Sal Ramirez
Advisor to the EVC


 Posted by at 12:17 pm