Lodge Leadership Development 2022

 Aaron Carr-Elkaim, Village Chief of Kaweah shared some information about the Lodge Leadership Development, LLD. He said that LLD is a training session for Lodge Leadership where you learn how to carry out your goals and visions. Attending this training helped him become a better leader by teaching him how to be realistic with his […]

March 2022 Induction Weekend

Our lodge held an induction on the weekend of March 19-20th at Camp Herms. At this event, 45 scouts were inducted and welcomed as new brothers in our lodge. In addition to this, we had 18 arrowmen seal their membership by gaining the honor of Brotherhood. Many congratulations to all! Previous Next

2021 Lodge Banquet

On December 4th, 2021, Yerba Buena Lodge held our first annual lodge banquet at the Alameda Elk’s Lodge. 117 people attended the banquet, joining us for fellowship, food, and recognition. The Banquet started at 6:00 PM, with Chase VanDerveer and Aaron Carr-Elkaim acting as Master of Ceremonies for the event. We started with a speech […]

Autumn 2021 Induction Weekend

During the weekend of September 24-26th, our lodge hosted an induction weekend at Camp Herms. At this event, 78 scouts were inducted as new members in our lodge. We welcome them into Yerba Buena Lodge. Furthermore, we had 22 Arrowmen seal their membership by completing their Brotherhood. Many congratulations to all! Previous Next

2021 Area W-3 Conclave

On September 10-12, 2021, the Area W-3 Conclave, jointly hosted by Sections W-3N and W-3S was held on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA. Order of the Arrow members had fun with various activities ranging from lodge competitions, live and silent auctions, a Brotherhood ceremony, a Vigil rededication, and more. Additionally, OA members had the […]

Vigil Weekend 2021

Members of the Order of the Arrow posing for a group picture at their vigil induction.

On May 22-23, 13 Brotherhood members kept their Vigil and obtained the Vigil honor. The Vigil Honor is highest honor the lodge can bestow on a member, awarded for distinguished contributions to the lodge, Order of the Arrow, or the broader Scouting community. Yerba Buena Lodge congratulates these members on receiving this honor.

Spring Virtual Induction Weekends

On March 26-27 and April 16-17, Yerba Buena Lodge hosted two virtual induction weekends. Over the course of these inductions weekends, we inducted 92 new members. Yerba Buena Lodge welcomes these new members into the Order of the Arrow. Additionally, 31 Ordeal members decided to seal their membership in the Order of the Arrow and […]

Yerba Buena First Lodge Flap Design

Pocket flap patch showing the Golden Gate bridge with a humpback whale breaching in the foreground.

Thirty-seven (37) lodge flap designs were submitted to the lodge for consideration as our new first lodge flap. The youth of the Lodge Merger Task Force team whittled those 37 flaps down to 4 final designs. At the Lodge Convention, these four lodge flap designs were presented, and the youth present selected the final design. […]

Lodge Convention

At the Lodge Convention on Saturday, January 23, over 90 members from the legacy lodges connected via Zoom to participate in the first ever Lodge Convention and Election of Yerba Buena Lodge. The meeting started promptly at 6:05 PM with Chase VanDerveer acting as the “master of ceremonies” who led the lodge in the OA […]