Ti'ak Lodge

For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

The Ti'ak lodge provides service to our local camp, Camp Tiak, by helping out with camp improvement projects, conservation projects, Summer Camp Staff, providing help

with Cub Scout Family Camping Weekends, and service to our local communities.

We are unique in the fact that we are a youth led organization. The young men are in charge of planning and running events with minimal adult help. Our adults are some of the best Scouters we have, and provide excellent leadership, mentorship, and guidance to our youth members.

Lodge History

Our lodge was chartered in 1948, and our first ordeal was held December 4, 1948 with some 64 Scouts and Scouters in attendance at then council camp, Camp Towanda. During that weekend, the Ordeal Candidates were installed by an induction team from Sebooney Okasucca Lodge from the Andrew Jackson Council. Throughout the years we have had many Chapters within the lodge, but currently there are 6: Ayupka (Chickasawhay District), Hommo Hishi (Tall Pine District), Ittibapishili (Spanish Trail District), Machkeu

Wiechcheu (Poplarville area of Tung Belt District), Wuelensin Achtu (Tung Belt Districtmins Poplarville), and Woapalanne (Singing River District). These chapters form Ti'ak Lodge which provides service to Camp Tiak, the districts that they belong to, their units, and many council wide events.

Our lodge totem is the Pine Burr or pine cone. It represents long leaf pine trees of the southern Mississippi Pine Belt where we reside. Our Lodge name also is a source of area pride as our name Ti'ak (pronounced tee-ock) means "Tall Pine" in the Choctaw language.

Lodge Officers

Lodge Chief
Anthony Goretski

1st Vice Chief
Beau Garrard

2nd Vice Chief
Jerrod Bates

Secretary
Jacob Wiggins

Treasurer
Luke Sauls
 

 

Hommi Hishi Chapter Chief

Ayupka Chapter Chief
Victor Harris

Ittibapishili Chapter Chief
Bryan Oramous

Woapalanne Chapter Chief
William Clark

Wulensin Achtu Chapter Chief
Wyatt Wood

Machkeu Wiechcheu Chapter Chief
Gabe Entrekin

Lodge Advisor
Steve "Spider" Schneider
sr648owl@gmail.com

Lodge Staff Advisor
Josh Donaldson
joshua.donaldson@scouting.org

Forms

Forms coming soon.