Chumash Lodge #90
Los Padres Council
Santa Barbara, CA
Chumash was chartered on January 1, 1996 from the merger of Canalino #90 and Chumash #304. Canalino was the oldest lodge in the westwest of the Rocky Mountains. The name Chumash comes from the name on one of of the largest Native American groups in Southern California. The Lodge area ranges from Carpinteria, in the south to San Luis ObispoPaso Robles in the North , covering all of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo countiesand over to Lompoc in the east. The Lodge Totem is the Grizzly Bear.
Malibu Lodge #566
Western Los Angeles County Council
Van Nuys, CA
Malibu was chartered on September 6th, 1972 and was formed by the merger of Walika Lodge #228 (San Fernando Valley Council) and Tamet Lodge #225 (Crescent Bay Area Council). These Lodges had been serving Scouting in the Los Angeles area since 1942. The name Malibu comes from the Chumash word “Maliwu” which means “From the Mountains to the Sea”. The Lodge Totem is the Pacific Blue Shark and held religious significance to the Chumash Indians. They have the honor of having probably the most recognized and sought after flap patches in the country.
Verdugo Hills Council
This year Spe-Le-Yai celebrates it’s 73rd anniversary and was chartered on August 16th, 1943 at Camp Bill Lane in the Big Tujunga Canyon. Spe-Le-Yai is the Shoshone word for the “Song of the Coyote”. The lodge totem is a coyote singing to the darkened sky. Spe-Le-Yai was responsible for conducting the first ordeal ceremonies for many of the early lodges in Southern California, including Siwinis Lodge and several of the lodges that merged to become the Ta Tanka Lodge and Malibu Lodge.
Topa Topa Lodge #291
Ventura County Council
This year Topa Topa celebrates it’s 71st anniversary and was chartered on June of 1944. The Lodge traces its history back to June 1929 when the “Battle of Matilija” raged in
the council’s Camp Gray for the first time. The lodge took its name from Chief Topa Topa of the Tribe of Matilija that inhabited the Matilija Canyon near Ojai. The first honor camping organization for the council was the Tribe of Matilija. The lodge totem is a peace pipe, which signifies continued service. The Twin White Gophers represent cheerfulness in fulfilling obligations.
Tuku’ut Lodge #33
Greater Los Angeles Area Council
Los Angeles, CA
Yowlumne Lodge #303
Southern Sierra Council
This year Yowlumne celebrates its 72st anniversary and was chartered on June 11, 1945 at Camp Huntington (Later Camp Kern). The name Yowlumne comes from a tribe of Yokuts Indians in the southern San Joaquin Valley who lived in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada and San Emigdio Mountains, and who called themselves the “Wolf People”. Like other Yokuts tribes, they hunted the rich grasslands on the valley margins before the Spanish conquistadors arrived. The lodge totem is a White Wolf and chose to identify themselves with the “People of the Wolf”.