Achewon Nimat Lodge 282

Order of the Arrow

San Francisco Bay Area Council #28


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Section Conclave

Order of the Arrow Section:

Each Order of the Arrow Lodge is associated with a section of the country. Within each section there are anywhere from three to ten lodges. The Western Region of the BSA is made up of approximately 12 OA sections. When the lodges from each section get together for fellowship and competition it is known as a Conclave. Machek N’Gult Lodge 375 (1947 - 1964), Royaneh Lodge 282 (1944 - 1964) and Achewon Nimat Lodge 282 (1965 to Present) have been associated with three sections (12B, W3A, W3S) since the founding of our Lodge.

What is a Conclave:

The Conclave is an annual event where all lodges from our Section get together for a weekend of fun and fellowship.  The Conclaves are held at different locations throughout the section area and at these events Arrowmen can learn a variety of new skills such as Indian Lore, OA History and camp promotions. You can meet Arrowmen from other lodges, trade patches and participate in Indian dances. There are activities and competitions between lodges, sometimes in games that you won't find anywhere else such as Indian Handball. During the conclaves, the new section officers are also elected by the Arrowmen for the coming year.   The first Conclave of Section 12B was held in 1949 at Camp Lilienthal in Marin county outside of the town of Fairfax and was hosted by Royaneh Lodge 282 of the San Francisco Council. The next year Machek N’Gult hosted the second Conclave at the Oakland Tourist Club located about a mile south of the former site of Camp Dimond in the Oakland hills.

At the end of the weekend two awards are given based on the competition. The coveted “Conclave Award” is the overall top award for the weekend and the “Most Indian Lodge” award for spirit. Achewon Nimat has taken home the Conclave Award 11 times and has won the Most Indian Lodge 7 times.

Year / Location

1949 - Camp Lilienthal (Fairfax)

1950 - Oakland Tourist Club (Oakland)

1952 - Camp Lilienthal (Fairfax)

1955 - Camp Parks (Dublin)

1958 - Camp Royaneh (Cazadero)

1968 – Camp Royaneh (Cazadero)

1975 - Fort Cronkite (Marin)

1985 - SF Presidio (San Francisco)

1995 - Camp Parks (Dublin)

2002 - Camp Royaneh (Cazadero)

2009 - Camp Royaneh (Cazadero)

2016 - Camp Royaneh (Cazadero)

Conclave Award


1994 - Achewon Nimat

1995 - Achewon Nimat

1996 - Achewon Nimat

1997 - Achewon Nimat

1998 - Achewon Nimat

1998 - Achewon Nimat

2000 - Achewon Nimat

2001 - Achewon Nimat

2002 - Achewon Nimat

2006 - Achewon Nimat

2009 - Achewon Nimat

Most Indian Lodge Award


1971 - Achewon Nimat

1975 - Achewon Nimat

1996 - Achewon Nimat

1997 - Achewon Nimat

1998 - Achewon Nimat

1999 - Achewon Nimat

2001 - Achewon Nimat



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Host Lodge Information:

Click on one of the following links to display the various support documents that have been put together for the 2016 Section W3S Conclave that we are hosting at Camp Royaneh.

Documents