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Welcome to the Order of the Arrow

The Wanakik Chapter is based in Riverside, California and is part of the Cahuilla Lodge #127 Mt Rubidoux district, California Inland Empire Council

Our chapter meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Wanakik chapter house in the back of the First United Methodist Church, 4845 Brockton Ave. Riverside, CA - Map

Annual Events

Mt Rubidoux Trail Cleanup
Every year on the weekend of Easter the Wanakik Chapter organizes the Easter trail cleanup and lighting for the district.

This is the largest service event for the Mt. Rubidoux district of the year. The Boy Scouts of America have been lighting the trails for the residents of Riverside to attend the Easter Sunrise Service for over 100 years.

The event for the OA runs from 7am Saturday to 7am Sunday at Camp Evans at the foot of Mt. Rubidoux. If you are in the OA and would like to help out, you are welcome to attend.

Lodge Calendar

For the latest information on other upcoming events, please visit our Lodge website at Snakepower.org


Ceremony Team

For those interested, the Wanakik Chapter offers the opportunity to join one of the most awarded ceremony teams in the Lodge.

Elangomat Program

The Elangomat (Nimat) program is an opportunity for to help guide new Arrowmen by retaking the Ordeal alongside them.

The Nimat Program was developed by the Cahuilla Lodge to strengthen its Brotherhood retention and, in turn, strengthen the youth in its leadership and chapters.

Camping Guide

Download your local Where to go Camping guide, provided by the Cahuilla Lodge.

This guide has all the best places to visit in SoCal and has been recently updated! If your Unit is looking for someplace different to go, this is your guide.

About Us

2021 Chapter Officers
Chapter Chief: Viviana Davalos

Chapter Advisers
Chapter Adviser: Michael Hare
Associate Adviser: Michael Heckenlaible
Associate Adviser: Summer Pearson

One of the original chapters in the Cahuilla Lodge, the Wanakik chapter covers the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, Hemet and San Jacinto.

The Chapter's name commemorates the Wanakikturn Cahuilla Indians. The Chapter calls themselves the "People of the Swirling Waters."

Ceremony Teams
Our Chapter has chosen the Nez Perce tribe to fashion our ceremony teams after. The Nez Perce's name for themselves is Ni mii puu, which means simply "the people", or "we the people".

The name "Nez Perce" (meaning "pierced nose") is derived from the French, a name inspired by nose pendants some of them wore, although this practice was more common among tribes downriver.

Chapter Meetings

Wanakik Chapter House
(back of church>

First United Methodist Church
4845 Brockton Ave
Riverside, CA 92506

7PM - Second Thursday of every month

Cahuilla Lodge

For more information on the Order of the Arrow and upcoming events visit Snakepower.org