Amangi Nacha

Chief: Noble Mahan Adviser: Ron Cowen

In 1992, the Buttes Area Council, Golden Empire Council and the Mount Lassen Area Council merged as a result of Western Region reorganization. The new Council was given the name of “Golden Empire Council”. Along with this merger, the three lodges associated with those councils: Kowaunkamish Lodge, Mayi Lodge, and Tehama Lodge became Amangi Nacha lodge. This event was commemorated by a 150-scout service project at the Beale Air Force Base. Since then, Amangi Nacha has been a powerhouse, covering the second largest geographic area of G17N and bringing hundreds of Arrowmen to the section conclave. Learn more at http://www.amanginacha.org/


Chief: Emilio Carver Adviser: Keith Schoenthal

Orca Lodge is the product of the merger of two lodges, Mow-A-Toc and Cabrosha. In 1994, these two lodges merged to become Orca Lodge of the Redwood Empire Council. In its relatively short history, Orca has received the National Service Grant, National Service Award, and has seen three of its lodge members recognized with Distinguished Service Awards. Learn more at http://www.redwoodbsa.org/oa


Chief: Finn Diringer Adviser: Nestor Schnasse

Nestled just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Council is home to Talako Lodge.  Founded in 1958, Talako is the smallest lodge in W-3N, home to around 100 hardworking Arrowmen. “Talako” means “the high eagle”, and thus Talako Lodge’s totem is the bald eagle. Learn more at http://talako.org/


Chief: Patrick Mattingly Adviser: Ross Armstrong

Tannu Lodge of the Nevada Area Council began as a council honor society known as the Tribe of Nacopen in the mid-1930s at the original Camp Fleischmann near Silver Lake, California. Tannu is massive. Geographically we represent 109,000 square miles. We stretch from the Idaho state line and south to the northern boundary of Area 51 and Yucca Mountain. In 1946, the Tribe of Nacopen officially became Wiyaka Lodge, 346. Our totem is the pronghorn antelope. Our council changed the name from Wiyaka to Tannu Lodge, 346 in 1961. Learn more at http://www.nevadabsa.org/3529

Yerba Buena

Chief: Jessica Stevens Adviser: Craig Leighty

In 2020, the Alameda Council, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, and the San Francisco Bay Area Council merged their membership to create the Golden Gate Area Council. Almost six months later, on February 1, 2021, Yerba Buena Lodge was formed from the merger of Order of the Arrow lodges Achewon Nimat, Kaweah, and Ut-in Selica. The name Yerba Buena was chosen to honor the original Spanish name for the San Francisco area, and our totem is the humpback whale. Yerba Buena Lodge is within the Bay Area, covering large parts of the North and East Bays as well as the city of San Francisco. Learn more at yerbabuena.ggacbsa.org.