About Anpetu-We Lodge



Lodge History

    The Order of the Arrow existed at Camp Lewallen prior to the   Anpetu-We Lodge.  Jonito-Otora (Beaver Club) Lodge #100 was chartered to the Southeast Missouri Council on April 5, 1937.  At that time, the Order of the Arrow was not endorsed by the Boy Scouts of America, and Jonito Otora was disbanded in 1939 in favor of a similar organization called the Golden Sun.  The Golden Sun Honor Society was an integral part of Camp Lewallen.  The Golden Sun Warrior Circle still remains and is used as our Ordeal ceremony ring.  The Golden Sun was disbanded in 1956 to allow the rechartering of an Order of the Arrow Lodge.  The Order of the Arrow was by this time endorsed by the National Council as the official honor camping society, and all councils were encouraged to comply.  The Southeast Missouri Council was allowed to keep the number 100 for its lodge number, but the youth members chose to change the name to Anpetu-We, meaning “rising sun”.  This was a tribute to the former Golden Sun Honor Society.  The Anpetu-We Lodge was chartered on March 5, 1956.  When the Southeast Missouri Council merged with the St. Louis Area Council in 1993, the Anpetu-We Lodge was allowed to exist within the Greater St. Louis Area Council.  The Egyptian Council of Southern Illinois merged with the Greater St. Louis Area Council in 1994.  The youth members of the Ney-A-Ti Lodge #240, voted to join the Anpetu-We Lodge.  Today the Lodge is stronger and more active than ever.  The Lodge’s impact on Camp Lewallen and Pine Ridge Scout Camp, along with the service its members bestow upon their troops, districts, our Council and communities are a testament to every member’s determination and Scouting spirit. 



Our Lodge

    The Anpetu-We Lodge consists of Order of the Arrow members from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, and is one of more than 250 lodges in the Order.  Our Lodge meets several times a year at events such as the Fall Reunion, Spring Reunion, and Winter Fellowship Banquet.  The Lodge has many activities which include service projects, camp promotion, and new member inductions. Fellowship is important in our Lodge and evident at every event. Our Lodge is led by youth officers elected by our youth members.




Our Totem    



    The totem of the Anpetu-We Lodge is the turtle.  Traditionally, as a symbol of lodge membership and record of participation, we have worn a necklace consisting of a carved wooden turtle, suspended on a leather thong. On this thong are worn beads representing the activities, honors, and awards earned as a member of the Lodge.  Carved turtles are available through the trading post, while some members choose to carve their own.  If you do carve your own, please keep within reasonable limits of tradition with regard to size and style, so as to preserve uniformity.  The totem may be worn at OA functions, anytime that a sash would be appropriate.  See "Totem Beads" for a list of official beads and their meanings.  Official beads are purchased from the Lodge.





Totem Beads             


TRADE BEADS

-The following are sold and worn in PAIRS on each side of the leather thong.

WHITE- Cook

BROWN-Fall Reunion

MEDIUM BLUE- Spring Reunion

PINK – Fun Weekend

LIGHT GREEEN – Recognition Dinner

YELLOW – Elangomat

BLACK – Elangomat Trainer

ORANGE – Troop Representative

DARK BLUE – Dance

TRANSLUCENT BLUE – Ceremonial Team

LARGE ROUND RED –Lodge Leadership Development Course

RED – Lodge Advisors Award

TRANSLUCENT RED – Lodge Advisor Annual

TRANSPARENT CLEAR – Section Dance Participation

TRANSPARENT GREEN- Camp Promotion



Past Chiefs


1956JamesPonder1956-1957JohnBraswell
1958BillMcLaughlin1959Tom Crites
1960John Baker1961Jerry JoeSteward
1962JohnCrites1962BobWills
1963KennyErwin1964SamParmenter
1965DonMowery1966LeeMeyers
1967John Lichtenegger1968JamesLichtenegger
1969BradWhatley1970Jerry Haynes
1971BobDale1972MichaelToney
1973DavidSteinhoff1974TonyStevens
1975MarkSteinhoff1976Chuck Voss
1977Tom Martin1978KevinWhitfield
1979BrettMatthews1980John Howard
1981 & 83Ivan Bost1982ScottCrumpecker
1984TonyThompson1985TimPettigrew
1986TonySmee1987JamieKimbel
1988Marc DeReign1989RobertDean
1990-91JohnVincent1992ToddRichardson
1993-94JimWilliams1995ChrisPatterson
1996-97RichardMoore1998MattWilson
1999BrianPrivett2000AndyHerndon
2001JoeToney2002Jonathan Cartner
2003AndrewJones2004John PaulManetz
2005-06AndrewJackson2007John W. Wright
2008Andrew Graham2009BrettFarris
2010Evan Henry2011RobbyBrewer
2012ConnerHodge2013-14AndrewMiller
2015DavisDeimund2016QuentinGoode


CHUNK BEADS

-The following beads are sold and worn INDIVIDUALLY, either suspended from the bottom of the turtle, or if additional room is needed, suspended on a single string between the two thongs.

CLEAR FACETED CRYSTAL – Ordeal Member

AMBER FACETED CRYSTAL – Brotherhood Member

RED FACETED CRYSTAL –Vigil Member

LARGE BLACK STRIPED OVAL – Section Conclave

LARGE BLUE STRIPED OVAL – Summer Camp Staff

LARGE GREEN STRIPED OVAL – Summer Camp OA Coordinator

LARGE RED and WHITE STRIPED BARREL – National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)                                             

SILVER STRIPED METAL – Chapter Officer

GOLD STRIPED METAL - Lodge Officer

ROUND FLORAL MOSAIC – Section Dance 1st, 2nd, or 3rd

OVAL BLUE CHEVRON – Military Service



To view these beads with pictures, click the document at the bottom of the page



Founder's Award Recipients


YouthAdult
1982Ivan BostButch Schneider
1983Scott CrumpeckerJerry Bost
1984Tony ThompsonJack Ward
1985Kyle McDonaldDee Welker
1986Jamie KimbelWilliam Brodrick
1987Ryan CundallEarl Stratton
1988Marc DeReignJames Starks
1989Mark HaymanMark Graham
1990John VincentCharles T. Brown
1991Duane "Willie" SandinMark Brewer
1992Chris ClinardBruce Holten
1993Todd RichardsonMike Keathley
1994Dominic BlytheJ. Y. Miller
1995Mark SmithAl Morgan
1996David MolfeseJim Wills
1997Zac EstesDennis W. Bracey
1998Richard W. MooreLarry Essary, Sr.
1999Dennis W. Bracey IILeroy Braswell
2000Brian PrivettWillard E. Smith
2001Joseph M. ToneyStanley Palmer
2002Andy HerndonGreg Smith
2003Jonathan CartnerJames Hendrickson
2004Zachary DaleJames Mittrucker
2005Andrews JonesWilliam L. Gremard
2006Joshua DavisRandy Graves
2007Michael SprengelDavid Giles
2008John W. WrightJohn S. Mead
2009Andrew GrahamJ. David Boren
2010Brett FarrisScott Martin
2011Evan HenryStan Latimer
2012Connor HodgeDavid Brown
2013Robby BrewerJustin Fulkerson
2014Shane CowsertMark Hahs
2015Andrew MillerBob Dale
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Evan Henry,
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