75 Years Of Local Southwest Order of the Arrow History 1945 – 2020

Welcome to the Area 4 History Project, started in 1980 by Tom Tabb and continued online to this day with the help of a huge list of contributors.

This project covers Order of the Arrow history in Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Arizona. Some of the organizations chronicled include Area U, Areas 12-A, 12-E, and 12-F, as well as Sections W4A/W4B/W4C/W4N/W4S/W6W.

Section W4B Officer's Patch

We Value And Need Your Contributions

The Area 4 History Project accepts any contributions, additions, corrections, or suggestions.  We are also in search of any paper or electronic materials, no matter how significant they may seem.  These can be sent to the email address below.  For items you wish to mail, please contact the email below for a mailing address.

For corrections, updates, additions, stories, or comments, please email tmschultze@gmail.com with your Feedback.


The Order of the Arrow has a rich and inspirational history in the Southwest United States, and this website continues to commemorate that Sprit of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness and Service.

From the first Area U Conference to the Conclaves of the present, these intra-lodge events have inspired Arrowmen for many generations.  It is out wish to document these events that have meant so

  • 1956 Area 12-A Conference

Use of Materials From This Website

Use of photographs is allowed and encouraged as Creative Commons – Attribute.  This means that when using photographs, you should acknowledge the author when noted.

Use of paper materials is allowed and encouraged.  Material donations should also be attributed when noted.

Other historical websites are free to use material and information from this website, but we encourage you to link back to the original source here.

Area 4 History also follows these procedures when presenting information from other people and sources.  Order of the Arrow historians work very hard to acquire and research this information, and it is important we all note the hard work of our Brothers.

Last updated: April 6, 2021 at 17:14 pm