Order of the Arrow - History book and Goodman Biography available
Special Order of the Arrow Books
Available for Recognition
OA History book and Dr. E.
Urner Goodman Biography
perfect for special presentations!
Two special Order of the Arrow books are available for recognition use
by lodges and individuals.
These books make great gifts for outgoing Lodge Officers, Advisers, and other
Arrowmen deserving recognition, as well as Arrowmen that wish to learn the
history of the Order of the Arrow and its founder.
OA History book
The Brotherhood of Cheerful Service: A History of the Order of the Arrow
The Brotherhood of Cheerful Service: A History of the Order of the
Arrow is now available in its Third Edition. This
book is an enlightening history of the Order of the Arrow. Since its initial
printing, it has been nationally recognized as the authoritative source for
Order of the Arrow historical facts.
Written by Kenneth P. Davis
Ph.D., a member of the National Order of
the Arrow Committee, this publication consists of twelve chapters that each
focus on a specific phase of Order of the Arrow history, or an aspect of its
The book is presented in a 8.5" x 11" format, and
includes 18 appendices, each of which contain nationally
relevant historical records. In
writing this book, the author has successfully
crystallized historical information about the Order, and has
perpetuated it for future generations to enjoy.
A Thing of the Spirit, The Life of E. Urner Goodman
E. Urner Goodman, the founder of the Order of the Arrow; was a trend setting
Scouter in the the early days of the movement. However, there is a lot that many
of us do not know about the man who founded the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.
A Thing of the Spirit, The Life of E. Urner Goodman is the biography
of the founder, written by Nelson R. Block
With a foreword by Edward A. Pease, the former National Order of the Arrow
Committee Chairman, this book is an excellent source of information on the life
of Dr. Goodman, and preserves oral history about Dr. Goodman that might have
otherwise been lost.
In the book Dr. Goodman's life is described in seven chapters that encompass
his life from his birth, travels through his early days as a Scoutmaster,
details on his days founding the Order of the Arrow, chronicles his life
as a professional Scouter, and closes in a description of his career.
The book is a 5"x 8" format for easier reading. Each
chapter of the book is thoroughly researched and provides many small, but
interesting facts on the founder.
These books are available by ordering through the
Order of the Arrow Trading Post.