Blue mountain Council #604
Kennewick, WA

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Bill Nelson

Lodge Details

Chartered
1946
Active

Lodge Details

Lodge Totem/Insignia Mountain sheep

Name Translation The name of the Nez Perce band led by Chiefs Tuekakas (Old Chief Joseph) and In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat (Chief Joseph). Info

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Lodge History

In 1946, the former Moskwa Lodge (now Tataliya Lodge) inducted four Blue Mountain Council Scouts, Mark McDermott, Weston Gray, Miles Lodmell, and Sam Johnson, into the Order of the Arrow, giving birth to our Lodge. The four Scouts inducted and a Scout Executive selected the name Wa-La-Moot-Kin. Wa-La-Moot-Kin Lodge #336 received its official charter on March 4, 1946. The first Brotherhood Ceremony was held in 1947, and the first Ordeal ceremony run by our Lodge was held in the summer of 1947 near Walla Walla, along the banks of Mill Creek.
Our name and totem were chosen prior to submission of the application for the lodge. The mountain sheep was selected as the lodge totem because this species is native to the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area in the Wallowa Mountains, where the former Blue Mountain Council camp, Camp Wallowa, was once located. The number 336 was given by the national office, as it was the 336th lodge to be granted a charter.
Over the years, our Lodge has had two members reach National office: 2001 Western Region Chief Josh Gana and 2008 Western Region Chief Mark Hendricks. Mark was also instrumental in organizing and the Arrow Corps 5 event and oversaw operations at Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Lodge has three Distinguished Service Award recipients: Josh in 2002, Steve Gaines in 2006, and Mark in 2009. Steve was recognized for service to the National program. Our Lodge earned the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award in 2010. Six members received the Centurion Award in 2015.