ACA Chapter serves the Sunrise District of the California Inland Empire Council of Scouts BSA. Aca serves the scouting communities of the Coachella Valley, Morongo Basin, Twentynine Palms, Desert Center, Blythe, CA, Ehrenberg, AZ, and Quartzsite, AZ. Due the size and geography of the Sunrise District our Chapter is divided into 2 Clans: Agua Caliente Clan and Chemehuevie Clan. Its divided much like how Cahuilla Lodge is divided onto several Chapters. This helps to administer Order of the Arrow programs and operations on a local level.

Both Agua Caliente and Chemehuevie Clans each hold their own monthly meetings, perform Arrow of Light Ceremonies for local Cub Scout Packs, and perform their own service projects for the community. Once every quarter (every 3 months) both Clans officially meet together as a Chapter.

ACA Chapter has several award winning programs. Our Camp Promotion Booth is literally one of the best in southern California and number one in the Lodge.

About Cahuilla Lodge

Cahuilla Lodge # 127 is the local Order of the Arrow lodge supporting the California Inland Empire Council # 45 based in Redlands, California. Cahuilla Lodge # 127 was formed January 1, 1973 from the merger of Tahquitz Lodge #127 and Wisumahi Lodge #478. In 1974, the Lodge absorbed A-tsa Lodge #380. Finally, on May 1, 2006, the portion of Navajo Lodge in San Bernardino County was welcomed into the family to make the territory of the Lodge as we know it today.

About The Ordder of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold:

To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives
To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit
To promote Scout camping
To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

The Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, Boy Scouts of America. It became an official program experiment in 1922 and was approved as part of the Scouting program in 1934.