The mission of the Tejas Lodge, Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the East Texas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

2015 NOAC


2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference
August 3-8, 2015

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting’s second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!

During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.The 2015 NOAC will be held from August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. Tejas Lodge will take a contingent to NOAC. In the coming weeks our lodge will finalize contingent plans. (For budgeting purposes, expect the trip, including transportation and conference fees to be between $1000 and $1100.)

Arrowmen attending the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference will get a once in a lifetime souvenir, a special edition red sash. These sashes will differ from those currently worn in that the colors will be reversed, with a white arrow emblazoned on a red sash. The rarity of the sash is noteworthy, as only those present at NOAC 2015 will receive them. Any extras produced will not be sold.

Don’t miss out on NOAC in 2015, because the next one won’t be until 2018! To reserve your spot in our lodge contingent email your lodge adviser at or lodge staff adviser at today.
Get Ready, Get Set, NOAC 2015!
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On April 25, 26, and 27, Camp Wisdom near Dallas will host this year’s SR 2-3 North conclave. The them for this year is “Spirit of the Phoenix: The Fire Within”. Make plans to attend this great event. From Native American Dance and Ceremonies, to Lodge Ball and the Great Southern Race there is something for everyone. We encourage each chapter to participate in an event. If you invite another scout you are eligible for a special award. Just have the person put your name down when they register.

The early bird deadline has passed but you can still register. Click here to register.

Don’t miss this opportunity to fellowship with over 50 members from our lodge and over 500 members from our section.

Click here for directions to Camp Wisdom

Lodge Birthday Party and Thumbuster Weekend

The Tejas Lodge will observe its 80th anniversary with a Celebration on May 2 at 7 PM at the George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation. Please make plans to attend for an evening of fun and fellowship with other members of Tejas Lodge. This will be your opportunity to obtain a special Tejas Lodge 80th Anniversary item. The following day will be the Thumbuster Saturday and will provide you and your chapter the chance to work together on a meaningful camp project to help prepare the facility for summer camp. Projects should be concluded by 4 PM on Saturday.

Former Lodge Chief Honored with BSA’s Highest Award

Matt Walker received the Silver Buffalo during the BSA's 2012 National Meeting on June 1st (BSA File Photo)

In 1971 the Dallas Cowboys played in Super Bowl XII at the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL.  The Apollo 14 Spacecraft would land on the Moon, a new stock market index referred to as the NASDQ would debut, Evel Knievel set a world record by jumping 19 cars in Ontario, California, The Fight of the Century- Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden, President Richard Nixon declares a U.S. War on Drugs, Southwest Airlines, a low cost carrier, begins flights between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, FL, The George W. Pirtle Scout Reservations was a mere 8 years old with F.M. Arnold as the Camp Director, the Order of the Arrow had just celebrated their 60th Anniversary and Matt Walker, of Tyler’s Austin Rose District had just been elected Chief of Tejas Lodge. On June 1, 2012 after being registered in the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years Matt became only the second East Texan, after George W. Pirtle and the first Tejas Lodge Chief, to receive Scouting’s Highest Honor for Service to youth-The Silver Buffalo. Continue reading