Meet Mike Hoffman - the new National Chairman of the Order of the Arrow!
National OA Chairman Ray Capp has been reading and answering your questions. For the month of May, Ray answered multiple questions about NOAC, JTE, and suggestions for the OA trading post!
National OA Chairman Ray Capp has been reading and answering your questions. To finish the month of April, Ray answered multiple questions about membership requirements and the Vigil Honor, as well as lodge operations.
With new requirements in place, the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award is prepared for the Order’s second century! See if your lodge is on track to be recognized for its camping promotions efforts.
The National Order of the Arrow Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the Josh Sain Memorial Scholarship for 2016.
The Order of the Arrow has been responsible for a variety of services and programs at the BSA’s national jamborees. From providing guides for troops around the jamboree to putting on programs such as the Indian Village, the Order of the Arrow has demonstrated its third principle, service, at the national jamboree with pride. Since the first jamboree in 1937, the Order of the Arrow has continually grown to provide important service to over 52,000 Scouts who attend the jamboree.
Eight Arrowmen from each lodge will have a chance to experience the new home of the original ceremony grounds of the OA, which have been recreated in their entirety at a new Summit Circle.
The spring 2016 National Bulletin is now available. This issue includes information on NEXT: A New Century, highlights from our centennial year, as well as vital JTE and training tips for the new year.
The E. Urner Goodman Award was established in 1969 as a tribute and testimonial to the Order's founder. Its purpose is to encourage and challenge Order of the Arrow members and lodges to increase their effectiveness in promoting and increasing Scout camping in each council. Awards are presented to two outstanding lodges in each region annually. The following lodges are being recognized for their 2015 accomplishments.