Order of the Arrow - Ta-Tanka Lodge #488

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Contact OA Adviser: Mr. Darin Sorrels


2016 Scout Rank Changes

When Ryan Seacrest finishes the countdown on New Year’s Eve, the calendar won’t be the only thing changing.

Boy Scouts will switch to a new set of requirements at each rank — Scout through Eagle — beginning Jan. 1, 2016. You can see all the requirements, old and new, in this PDF.

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Save the Dates

Mark your calendar for these important district/council events:

Cub-mobile: June 4

JOTA: Oct. 22

Scout Expo: Oct. 29*
*Note: Date Correction

Webelosree: Nov. 11-13

University of Scouting: Dec 3

Detailed information about these events will be posted as we get closer to the event dates.


No Roundtable in July

Roundtable will be dark for July. We'll see you in August for the Fall Kickoff. 


Religious Diversity Hike V

San Marino – San Gabriel

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sunrise Hike 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM, About 5 Miles

*Check-In at 5:45 AM, Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Catholic Church, 1190 Palomar Rd., San Marino

Religious Diversity Hike – 8:15 AM – 2:30 PM, About 5 Miles

**Check-In at 7:30 AM, Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Catholic Church, 1190 Palomar Rd., San Marino

Religious leaders from various faiths will welcome the participants and speak on various topics.

The event is open to boys and girls of any youth organizations and their families.

Each registered participant will receive a patch.

Registration Fee per Participant: $2 due by 6/15/2016; $3 due by 6/30/2016; $4 after 6/30/2016

Please pre-register early at:


Scouts completing both hikes will be able to complete one of the 10 miles requirements of the Hiking Merit Badge!


John Orolfo, 626.252.6031,,
or John Waldron,

Valle Del Sol District

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Valle Del Sol District proudly serving the communities of:

Covina, Glendora, Charter Oak, La Verne, San Dimas and Claremont.

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Charles Pickering

VDS District Executive

Hello VDS Volunteers,

My name is Charles Pickering and I am your new District Executive. I had the chance to meet with some of you... READ MORE

Lilly Funcion

VDS District Chairman

Tom and Coleen Graves

VDS District Commissioners

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I would like to thank all of the individuals that came together to help me pull off this event at a short notice. (Special thanks to Jeff Dunlap, Christina Martinez, and Sharee Drafton.) It was overwhelming to see everyone take control of a position and execute the program. We had several Boy Scouts that were enjoying themselves and parents that were happy to see the Cubs have fun racing, many for the first time. Thank you to the troop leaders for encouraging the boys to volunteer. 


Save the date for next year! March 11th. Put it in your calendar when you plan next year's activities. It promises to be a bigger and better event. We will need a committee and if you are interested, email me ASAP. It's a district event, so I would like all units represented. 


Thank you,
Andrea Arias



Current Events
Wed Jul 6th - VDS District Committee Meeting
Sat Jul 9th - Religious Diversity Hike V
Thu Jul 14th - ***CANCELED*** VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy
Wed Aug 3rd - VDS District Committee Meeting
Thu Aug 11th - VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy
Wed Sep 7th - VDS District Committee Meeting
Thu Sep 8th - VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy
Wed Oct 5th - VDS District Committee Meeting
Thu Oct 13th - VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy
Sat Oct 22nd - Jamboree on the Air