Order of the Arrow

exemplifying the Scout Oath & Law

Allohak Menewi Lodge 57 is the local Order of the Arrow Lodge for the Laurel Highlands Council. Allohak Menewi is divided into five chapters providing service to different parts of the Laurel Highlands Council.

For over 100 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.

Pay Dues: You can pay your 2022 dues here.

Lodge Calendar: Use the calendar below to register for lodge events. Click on the event to go to the registration page. Event registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Monday night before the event. You can view the printable Lodge calendar here.

Home Unit Elections:To request a Home Unit Election, contact your local chapter adviser.

Mission

The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfil its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

Purpose

As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:

Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.

Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.

Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.

Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

2022 LODGE LEADERSHIP

Lodge Chief Charles Hyziak
Executive Vice Chief Michael Mongelluzzo
Vice Chief of Program Logan Behe
Vice Chief of Administration Luke Mock
Lodge Scribe Vacant
Lodge Treasurer Vacant
Lodge Adviser Craig Zender
Lodge Staff Adviser Mike Manner

2022 CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

AHTUHQUOG CHAPTER (POTOMAC DISTRICT)

Chapter Chief Reilly Wolfe
Chapter Advisor Shawn Wolfe

CHARTIERS CREEK CHAPTER (ANAWANNA TRAILS & FRONTIER DISTRICTS)

Chapter Chief Levi Krampy
Chapter Advisor Lance Weakland

 

MONONGAHELA SOUTH CHAPTER (EAGLE VALLEY, LACKAWANNA, & MON VALLEY DISTRICTS)

Chapter Chief Josh Kosmach
Chapter Advisor Sharon Huff

 

PELENILKOK CHAPTER (BEAVER VALLEY, JAPEECHEN, & SENECA DISTRICTS)

Chapter Chief Charles Hyziak
Chapter Advisor John Nichols

 

NIMAT WACHTSCHU CHAPTER (CHESTNUT RIDGE, FORBES TRAIL, FORT BEDFORD, & KEYSTONE DISTRICTS)

Chapter Chief Frankie Benko
Chapter Advisor Dennis Behe

Forms & resources

ALLOHAK MENEWI FORMS & RESOURCES

Allohak Menewi Manual of Administration– UPDATED 2021

  • Lodge by-laws
  • Lodge election information
  • Lodge rules of order

GENERAL ALLOHAK MENEWI FORMS

Please send completed Nomination Forms to:
Order of the Arrow
1275 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
[email protected]

HOME UNIT ELECTION

To request a Home Unit Election, contact your local chapter adviser.

Become a Scout

Join our scouts and start your adventure today!

Summer Camp Staff.

Learn more about how you can become a summer camp staff member!

Summer Camp Staff.

Learn more about how you can become a summer camp staff member!

WE served

16,468

youth in 2020

Support Scouting.

Scouting is a rewarding program where youth can learn, lead, grow and participate in a world of exciting outdoor activities.

Why Join Us?

Working at summer camp is a real job. Camp Staff members get the opportunity to develop 21st century skills in high demand by employers. Some of these skills include:

Practical, applied leadership skills learned through supervising others, engaging in decision-making, managing behavior, and living ethics and values.

Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity skills.

Beyond hands-on experience, camp staff positions also provide:

A paycheck

Room and board

Networking opportunities

Training & certifications in a variety of skill areas.

Ongoing professional development

Camp staff opportunities may also be eligible for college credit in some cases or be able to be used as an independent study, practicum, or internship experience.

HERITAGE RESERVATION - FARMINGTON, PA.

You can change a life!  Did you know that the Laurel Highlands Council operates three Scout camps at Heritage Reservation including one for Cub Scouts and their families (elementary aged), two for Scouts BSA members (middle and high school aged), an outdoor adventure program (high school aged), as well as winter programs for Cub Scouts?

Each of these offers opportunities for a variety of summer camp staff jobs. Most Scout camp counselors are at least 16 years of age, but the Scouts BSA and Cub Scout camps have a limited number of jobs for 15 year olds with previous Counselor in Training experience.  The high adventure program employs young people who are at least 18 years of age.

Summer positions at Heritage Reservation run seasonally from June to August. Winter positions run January to March. Meals and on-site housing is provided.

Available Positions

Updated Job Descriptions Coming Soon

Medics (min. age 18, hold current certification as an EMT or higher)

Business Managers (min. age 18)

Outdoor Marketing Director (min. age 18)

ATV Safety Program Director (min. age 21)

ATV Safety Program Staff (min. age 18)

Aquatics Directors (min. age 21, hold current lifeguard certification with 2 years experience)

Lifeguards (min. age 16)

Ski Boat Drivers (min. age 18)

Climbing & Challenge Course Director (min. age 21)

Climbing & Challenge Course Staff (min. age 18)

Skill Area Instructors (shooting sports, ecology, crafts, outdoor skills) (min. age 15)

Trek Leaders (min. age 18)

Camp Store Managers (min. age 18)

Camp Store Clerks (min. age 15)

Counselors in Training (14 y.o. Must be 1st Class Scout or Venturing Discovery Rank)

Use the button below to express interest in working on our staff in 2023. 

 

Individuals who recommend a new staff member who is hired and works the full season will receive $100 in camp trading post credit.

CAMP GUYASUTA - SHARPSBURG, PA.

Camp Guyasuta offers hourly positions from March through November with additional opportunities from June through August when STEM Day Camp runs. Available positions include asst. rangers, lifeguards, challenge course facilitators, program counselors, and jr. counselors.  To learn more about Camp Guyasuta's available positions and to apply click the button below.

PHEAA STATE WORK STUDY PROGRAM.

Certain Pennsylvania college students may qualify for the Pennsylvania High Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) State Work Study Program. The State Work Study Program can be used to supplement your camp staff salary for the summer.

How does PHEAA STSP Work?

For program information, to find out if you qualify, and to get the application click here.

If you qualify, complete Section 1 of the application and either scan and email it to [email protected] or mail it to:

BSA Laurel Highlands Council

Attn: Camping Department
1275 Bedford Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Once received, the LHC Camping Department will complete Section 2 and submit the application to the state. If your application is approved by the state, you will be notified by mail. This notification will include the maximum amount that you may receive (not necessarily the amount you will receive which is dependent upon actual time worked)

HERITAGE RESERVATION CAMP STAFF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

 The purpose of the Heritage Reservation Camp Staff Alumni Association is to provide a social environment to unite past camp staff of Laurel Highlands Council, BSA and maintain these connections well past the camp staff experience.

The HRSAA also encourages service to and promotion of the Laurel Highlands Council, BSA's camps and camping programs. The HRSAA does this through social and service events.

Become a Scout

Join our scouts and start your adventure today!

Navigate our toolkit.

Welcome to the Laurel Highlands Council Resources page. Here you will find recruitment tools and forms to make your recruitment season an easy, but a successful one! If you have questions about any of the tools or forms on this page, please contact your District Executive. 

Council forms

Below is a list of forms that are specific to the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council:

CUB SCOUTS & RECRUITING

CUB SCOUT FAMILY GUIDE

Parent Guide

National Guide

WAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS TO MEET!

Ways to Meet

MEMBERSHIP PLANNING

Workbook

RECRUITMENT IDEAS

Idea Book

44 Ideas

RECRUITMENT VIDEOS

30 Second: Boy

30 Second: Girl

SCOUTS BSA & RECRUITING

RECRUITMENT IDEAS

Idea Book

RECRUITMENT VIDEOS

30 Second: Girl

30 Second: Boy

EXPLORING & RECRUITING

RECRUITMENT IDEAS

Idea Book

VENTURING & RECRUITING

RECRUITMENT IDEAS

Idea Book

Popcorn

The Laurel Highlands Council and Trail's End thank all the units and Scout families that participate in the annual popcorn fundraiser. Your efforts help maintain our beautiful camps, fund Scout outreach programs, and send hundreds of Scouts to camp each year who would not be able to afford Scouting otherwise.

View Our calendar

Join us for a number of events throughout the year!