Ho-Mita-Koda Lodge

Information:

This Lodge is the predecessor to A-tsa Lodge # 380.  It held a charter between 1948 and 1951 before A-tsa Lodge # 380 rechartered in 1955.  It is unknown whether the Order of the Arrow existed in some unofficial capacity in the years of being disbanded.

Ho-Mita-Kodge Lodge # 380 is likely named after a camp in the Cleveland area for children with Type 1 diabetes.  The camp has been in service since 1929 but it has been announced the camp will be closing in 2017.

Because of the great migration West in the 20th century, it is certainly plausible that a person from Ohio who was a member in Redlands suggested the name (this is similar to how Nebagamon Lodge was named).

Very little is known about the Lodge’s existence, operations, or activities.  They appear to have not participated in any early Area Conferences.  No known insignia exists, although it is possible because the Redlands Area Council did issue a few activity patches.

However, the name wasn’t entirely forgotten because when A-tsa Lodge was large enough to have chapters, one of them was named Ho-Mita-Koda.