Lowanne Nimat Lodge

Lodge Dues:

Please stay in good standing with Lowanne Nimat Lodge and pay your dues today! Just $15 keeps you informed and invited to all eligible Lodge activities.

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Lowanne Nimat Late Summer Induction Weekend:

The Ordeal Induction weekend will be held Friday August 11th through Sunday August 13th at Sabattis Scout Reservation. 

Please plan to arrive between 7-8pm, but no later than 9pm. Check-in opens at 6:30pm at Main Res. 

Please plan on bringing the following items with you to the Ordeal: 

  • Tent 
  • Backpack
  • Work Gloves
  • Complete Scout Uniform (field uniform)
  • Wear appropriate work clothes and proper shoes for the season. Bring "layers" in case it is cold and plenty of extra clothing in case it is wet. 
  • Small Wooden Arrow that you will carve yourself *see note below*
  • Health Form (Parts A&B). Annual Health form is able to be downloaded or found at the Council Office. 
  • Sleeping gear (sleeping bag/blanket, sleeping pad/cot)
  • Bug Repellent 
  • Sunblock 
  • Toilet Articles
  • Water Bottle
  • Rain Gear 
  • 2 Ground Cloths



*There are no specific guidelines for the arrow that you need to make. However, we ask that you have a rope attached to it so that you may wear it around your neck. It is recommended that you keep it small so it will not get in your way (~3-6inches). The arrow will identify you as an Ordeal induction candidate. *

Do not bring food with you, though you should plan to arrive Friday evening already have eaten. You may want to bring some spending money since the Lodge Trading Post will be open during the weekend and will be selling a variety of Order of the Arrow items (patches, hats, shirts, etc.) that you may want to purchase. There may also be an auction of scout/camping gear Saturday night that is great fun! Because of the way the induction is run, we ask that you wear your work clothes on Friday night and save your Scout uniform for use later in the weekend. 

Everyone wishing to attend Ordeal must pre-register and pre-pay all fees. To do this, please go to longhouse.tentaroo and look for "Order of the Arrow Inductions Weekend - Sabattis @ Sabattis Scout Reservation."

Fees for Ordeal candidates cover the following:

  • $15.00 Food
  • $25.00 Arrow Sash
  • $10.00 Pocket Flap Patch
  • $4.00 OA Handbook
  • $1.00 Printing 
  • $30.00 2 Years Dues (2023 & 2024)

Total cost being $85.00


Longhouse Council Fall Camporee - Sabattis Scout Reservation

The annual fall camporee will be held at Sabattis cohosted by the Sabattis Alumni Association and Lowanne Nimat Lodge. Check-ins open at 10am Saturday, October 7th at Main Res, please arrive between 10am-1pm. The main events - shooting sports, rock climbing, woodsman, fire - will run on Sunday, with a check out of 10am-12pm Monday, October 9th (Columbus Day)! 
Here's a general packing list: 
  • Tent 
  • Backpack
  • Warm Sleeping Bag
  • 2 Ground Cloths 
  • Health Form (Parts A&B). Annual Health form is able to be downloaded or found at the Council Office. 
  • Hiking Boots/Shoes 
  • Money for Trading Post
  • Complete Scout Uniform
  • Rain Gear
  • Appropriate Clothing for the weather and time of year in the ADK (i.e. pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt, warm socks). Bring "layers" in case it is cold and plenty of extra clothing in case it is wet. 
  • Bug Repellent
  • Toilet Articles
  • Water Bottle

Register for the Fall Camporee on Tentaroo, look for "Longhouse Fall Camporee 2023."


“Firm Bound In Brotherhood” – Lowanne Nimat Lodge History Released

The Lowanne Nimat Lodge History has been completed and filed with the National Order of the Arrow in Irving, Texas. It contains some interesting facts that you may not have known, for instance:

  • We are a product of seven other legacy Lodges;
  • OA Co-Founder Carroll Edson retired in Syracuse, became a member of Onondaga Lodge and even volunteered his time with local Scouts, some of whom are members of the Lodge today. He is just the second recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and is listed as from “Syracuse, NY” in the National OA History;
  • We once had a Lodge Flap so scandalous it was rejected by the Supreme Chief of the Fire but went into production anyways! Find out why in “Firm Bound In Brotherhood: The History of Lowanne Nimat Lodge.”

Lowanne Nimat Lodge HistoryDownload your own copy in PDF
Lowanne Nimat Lodge History


Lodge Bylaws:

Bylaws were approved by the general membership at the Spring 2015 Ordeal. You may download a copy here: Lowanne Nimat Bylaws