About Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge

Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge #338 is the Order of the Arrow lodge chartered to the Mount Baker Council BSA and serves Scouting in Whatcom, San Juan, Island, Skagit and Snohomish Counties in Washington State, extending from the Canadian border to the northern suburbs of Seattle.

About the Order of the Arrow

The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:

  • Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
  • Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
  • Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit, and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
  • Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

Organization and Structure

The Order of the Arrow has three distinct organizational levels: lodges, sections, and regions. Lodges carry out the Order of the Arrow program at the local level and are closely tied with BSA councils. Sections consist of several lodges within a geographic area and regions, in turn, consist of sections that span half the country. Lodges, sections, and regions each have a distinct set of responsibilities that ensures that the OA program runs smoothly.


At the local level, lodges exist to serve BSA councils and individual units. Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge serves the Mount Baker Council. 

The key leaders in the lodge are the youth lodge chief, volunteer adult lodge adviser, and staff adviser. The lodge chief presides over the lodge executive committee, which is responsible for executing the annual program of the lodge. While each lodge is different, Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge has six vice chiefs and several committee chairmen who are responsible for various aspects of the lodge’s program. Each lodge officer and chairman is supported by a team of adult volunteer advisers.

Visit our Leadership page for more information about our lodge officers and advisers.


Chapters are an organizational unit of the lodge and provide the ability to engage members year-round at the local level by providing meetings and events closer to home. The chapter is central to providing quality unit visits for camping promotions and unit elections. 

Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge consists of three chapters, each corresponding with one or more districts in the council. Each chapter has its own elected youth officers and an adult chapter adviser.

Visit our chapters page for more information about our chapters.


An Order of the Arrow section consists of lodges within a geographic area. Each section is led by a chief, vice chief, and secretary, who play a crucial part in supporting lodges within the section as well as planning an annual conclave. The section may lead training seminars, promote national programs of emphasis, and provide resources to local lodges. The section chief presides over the Council of Chiefs, attended by delegates of each member lodge. 

Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge is in Section G15, along with other Puget Sound region and Alaska lodges.


The Order of the Arrow is organized in two geographic regions: the Eastern and Gateway regions. Each region is led by a youth region chief, a volunteer region chairman, and a professional region staff adviser. The key three are also supported by a region OA committee consisting of youth and adult volunteers. The region leadership team helps execute the national program on a more local level, implements the National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC), provides its member sections with resources and facilitates communication between local organizations and the national OA committee.

Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge is in the Gateway Region.


At the national level, the Order of the Arrow is governed by the National Order of the Arrow Committee. The national committee sets policy, directs the national program of the Order, and broadly manages the organization above the local lodge level. The committee is composed of the national chief and national vice chief (and their immediate predecessors), who are elected annually at the national planning meeting; the current and immediate past region chiefs; the volunteer chairman, who is appointed annually by the Chief Scout Executive; other volunteer members, as appointed by the chairman; and two staff members, the director of the Order of the Arrow and the associate director.