Valle Del Sol District


Order of the Arrow - Ta-Tanka Lodge #488

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Contact OA Adviser: Mr. Darin Sorrels


Merit Badge Pamphlets are now available online

According to the Nov/Dec issue of Scouting Magazine, page 5: "The BSA has begun adding select merit badge pamphlets, leader materials and more to its Amazon Kindle Library."


Arrow Tour 2015

Arrow Tour 2015

The San Gabriel Valley Council is excited to announce it will celebrate the Order of the Arrow’s centennial as an ArrowTour host. ArrowTour is an interactive event for Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni that will travel throughout the country during the summer of 2015. The tour will make a stop on the 15th, of July at Trask Scout Reservation, Monrovia CA.

The purpose of the tour is to commemorate the Order of the Arrow’s 100th anniversary. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to Reflect, Connect, and Discover: Reflect on the history of the Order of the Arrow, Connect with other youth and adults in and out of their council, and Discovery what the next 100 years of the Order can bring, starting with tomorrow. Some of the program highlights include interactive exhibits, activities such as silk-screening and branding, and challenge games. Participants will have a chance to meet some of the Order’s national leaders, and alumni can learn about the Scouting Alumni Association and local alumni efforts to supporting Scouting in our area.

The program will conclude with a special show that recognizes the Order’s rich history and empowers participants to help shape the organization’s future. The Order of the Arrow is creating a truly unique and interactive experience for all Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni.

The tour will open at 2:00pm and will conclude at 7:00pm. Additional information available at and

We hope to see you there!

-The ArrowTour Crew

You can find more information about the ArrowTour West routes and program on the web at: You can also keep up with the tour as it makes its way around the country by following @oawest on Twitter and Western Region, Order of the Arrow, on Facebook. 



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Valle Del Sol District proudly serving the communities of:

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



Imelda Duenas

VDS District Executive

Nick Seth-Smith

VDS District Chairman

Tom and Coleen Graves

VDS District Commissioners

Personnel Changes at the San Gabriel Valley Council

Dr. Glenn T. Ault, president-elect of the SGVC explains the recent personell changes at the SGVC.



Current Events
Thu Jul 9th - VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy
Wed Jul 15th - Arrow Tour 2015
Wed Aug 5th - VDS District Committee Meeting
Thu Aug 13th - VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy
Wed Sep 2nd - VDS District Committee Meeting
Thu Sep 10th - VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy
Wed Oct 7th - VDS District Committee Meeting
Thu Oct 8th - VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy
Wed Nov 4th - VDS District Committee Meeting
Thu Nov 12th - VDS Roundtable at St. Dorothy