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Migisi Opawgan
Lodge 162

Serving the Great Lakes Council since 1939

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About Us

We provide service to all our Council CampsOur Lodge serves the Great Lakes Council which includes the city of Detroit, Michigan and most of its suburbs. We're part of Section C-2A which is the finest section in the Central Region of the Order of the Arrow.
If you'd like to learn a lot more about us, you can check out the Migisi Opawgan Lodge History pages on this site.

Each Summer we hold one of our three induction weekends at Cole Canoe Base.If you have any questions or suggestions, contact our Webmaster

In the meantime, please feel free to stop in, visit our guestbook and tell us what you think!

Noteworthy Lodge Achievements


Lodge hosts 2009 Section C2A Conclave at D-bar-A Scout Ranch.

Lodge Adviser, Joe Retzbach, receives the Section C2A Dan Ling Award for service.

Lodge helps sponsor Scout Foosball Rink at Jack Lord Camp at D-bar-A Scout Ranch.

18-hole disc golf course is completed and opens for summer use.


Lodge Chief, Jason Smith, selected as C2A Section Chief at Section Conclave.

Lodge membership grows to over 1,300 members.

Lodge approves funding to develop a new 18-hole disc golf course at D-bar-A.

Lodge approves service project to move Jack Lord fire bowl to Lockwood Lake location.

Lodge achieves Quality Lodge.


Quality Lodge

Lodge Chief Jason Smith wows Rick Williamson and the rest of the Council Board with his presentation on the past, present, and future of Migisi Opawgan Lodge.


Migisi Opawgan wins the Wischixn our section's participation award for the first time in history.

Lodge's service efforts are recognized by the Friends of Belle Isle.

Quality Lodge

Migisi Opawgan is one of 8 lodges nationwide (2 in each region) to be honored with the E. Urner Goodman award for excellence in promoting and increasing scout camping.


Quality Lodge


Quality Lodge

Spirit AwardMigisi Opawgan Lodge was recognized as one of the twenty most spirited Lodges attending NOAC 2004. Lodges who competed had to complete nine different requirements during NOAC. The requirements were designed to measure how involved the Lodge was at NOAC. The toughest requirements were number 1, which required us to have at least 1.5% plus 10 members of our lodge in attendance and number 8, which measured how many members of our contingent earned the individual participation award.

Migisi Opawgan receives a National Service Grant. After raising matching funds, they are able to purchase new docks for both our Council camps. Members of the lodge also help with the construction and installation of the new docks.


George R. DeCourcy Award Recipient


Migisi Opawgan became the first lodge in history to receive the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award in back-to-back years.


Migisi Opawgan was selected as one of 8 lodges nationwide to receive the coveted E. Urner Goodman Camping Award for 1999. The award is given to the two lodges in each region which are the most effective in promoting and increasing Scout camping.


George R. DeCourcy Award Recipient