A-tsa Lodge # 380

A-tsa S-1

A-tsa S-1 (Scan: T.M. Schultze)

A-tsa Lodge # 380 (1955 – 1973)

Grayback Council

Redlands, California

A-tsa Lodge Banquet

A-tsa Lodge Banquet

A-tsa Lodge # 380 was chartered in 1955.  It was not the first Lodge in the area.  Ho-Mita-Koda Lodge # 380 was chartered from 1948 to 1952 before disbanding.  It is not known if the Order of the Arrow continued in some unofficial capacity in the period.  The local BSA Council also appears to have had a downturn, and the original Redlands Area Council became Grayback Council at the same time as A-tsa’s founding.

A-tsa Lodge joined Cahuilla Lodge in 1974, although some records indicate 1976.  At this time, it is not known why the discrepancy exists.

A-tsa Lodge was the first Service Lodge in Section W4B, with the first Section Conclave held at Redlands High School before they became a part of the newly-formed Cahuilla Lodge.  At that time, the area comprising the Lodge’s territory became the A-tsa Chapter, which exists to this day.

Chapters

A-tsa Lodge Netami Chapter Neckerchief Slide

A-tsa Lodge Netami Chapter Neckerchief Slide

A-tsa had at least two chapters, Netami and Ho-Mita-Koda.