Our History

The Huracan chapter is a group of men and women, who best exemplify the scout oath and law in their daily lives. We are part of the Tipisa Lodge 326 which is located in the Central Florida Council. The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

What is Huracan?

It is said that Hurracane, in Mayan understandable as Jun Raqan “one legged”, often referred to ‘Heart of Sky’ is a K’iche’ Maya god of wind, storm, fire and one of the creator deities who participated in all three attempts at creating humanity. He also caused the Great Flood after the second generation of humans angered the gods. He supposedly lived in the windy mists above the floodwaters and repeatedly invoked “earth” until land came up from the seas. His name, understood as ‘One-Leg’, suggests god K of Postclassic and Classic Maya iconography, a deity of lightning with one human leg, and one leg shaped like a serpent. The name may ultimately derive from huracan, a Carib word, and the source of the words hurricane and orcan (European windstorm).

Let us consider the nature of true greatness in men. The people who can catch hold of men’s minds and feelings and inspire them to do things bigger than themselves are the people who are remembered in history. . . . those who stir feelings and imagination and make men struggle toward perfection.
-Henry Eyring