Scout Honor Societies

Tribe of Tahquitz - Created December 22, 1925 at the original Camp Tahquitz in the Long Beach Area Council, California. It was started by 15 boys who were named individual honor campers during the previous three summers. They wrote a constitution that day along with other guidelines. It still exists there today in the Long Beach Council. The Tribe may be unique in that it was a scout honor society that was started by boys for boys. Every other one that is known was created by an adult for boys. The Tribe is renowned for the intricately detailed regalia they make and wear. They are invited each year to perform at native American festivals in California. The Tribe also existed in Riverside County Council and became OA lodge 127 there. For more information go to

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The Tribe of Tahquitz was mentioned in Scouting magazine. See,

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