BSA announces key staff arrival and departure datesNew River Gorge offers remarkable whitewater adventure for Operation Arrow staffOperation Essentials - What to pack #5Operation Arrow will inspire thousands of Scouts through journal programThe Operation Arrow Region ChallengeJamboree shows audititionsYouth leaders begin final preparations for Operation ArrowNational chief and national vice chief invite you to fuel Scouting’s adventure!Operation Essentials - What to Pack #4Unified Operation Arrow headquarters team to bolster jamboree experienceAdult-only staffs to administer viable support to jamboree programOperation Essentials - What to Pack #3OA exhibit’s captivating atmosphere to showcase our brotherhoodIndian Village staff update2017 William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt ScholarshipOperation Essentials - What to Pack #2Operation Arrow at NEXTIndian Village to transform into an interactive center for learning during Operation ArrowService Corps to provide integral support and long-lasting camaraderie during Operation ArrowAsk the Chairman - What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?Arrowmen: Welcome to Operation Arrow!Trek Guides to provide meaningful program and reflection during Operation ArrowOperation Arrow: Fueling Scouting’s Adventure

Jamboree 2017

2017 William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Scholarship

The Green Bar Bill Hillcourt Foundation and the Order of the Arrow will grant a limited number of scholarships to assist youth Arrowmen committed to serving the OA and Scouting as members of the Operation Arrow staff.

Adult-only staffs to administer viable support to jamboree program

A limited number of adult roles will be available on the Operation Arrow team as an adviser with one of our three primary program areas. In addition to this, the Order of the Arrow will enhance the overall jamboree experience with two adult-only staffs, the Aerial Sports Team and the Medical Transport Corps.

Arrowmen: Welcome to Operation Arrow!

We’re excited to welcome you to what will be the largest-ever Order of the Arrow staff at a jamboree. While the summer of 2017 may seem like a long time from now, we wanted to begin sharing some critical information through the Operation Arrow Pulse. This internal staff bulletin will be distributed quarterly through the end of 2016 and more frequently as we approach the jamboree. We’ll share key updates, give you a glimpse into our planning efforts, and provide updates on the overall jamboree program.

Ask the Chairman - What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?

What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?

BSA announces key staff arrival and departure dates

Familiarize yourself with important travel information to and from the jamboree.

Indian Village staff update

In 2017, the Indian Village will return to lead an informative and engaging cultural journey. For those staffing this program area, click here for several updates from our leadership team.

Indian Village to transform into an interactive center for learning during Operation Arrow

Since the jamboree moved to the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the OA has utilized the Indian Village as a unique opportunity to reach every participant on a more intimate level.

Jamboree shows audititions

The Jamboree Shows Team is actively looking for Scouts and Scouters to serve as actors and stage managers. 

National chief and national vice chief invite you to fuel Scouting’s adventure!

Our national chief and vice chief welcome you to what will be the largest-ever Order of the Arrow staff at a jamboree with a special message.

New River Gorge offers remarkable whitewater adventure for Operation Arrow staff

Learn more about how you will have an opportunity to experience more of wild and wonderful West Virginia during the jamboree.

OA exhibit’s captivating atmosphere to showcase our brotherhood

The OA exhibit will share the story of the OA in intriguing ways at the 2017 National Jamboree. Discover what to expect at this unique portion of the jamboree experience here.

Operation Arrow at NEXT

Operation Arrow, the OA’s largest service initiative yet, will have a major presence at NEXT: A New Century. Find out how to #FuelScoutingsAdventure here!

Operation Arrow will inspire thousands of Scouts through journal program

Discover how the Trek Guides will introduce an opportunity for Scouts to join National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek on his 21,000-mile worldwide trek.

Operation Arrow: Fueling Scouting’s Adventure

More than 750 youth Arrowmen will answer the call to serve in Operation Arrow by staffing one of the Order of the Arrow program areas at the National Scout Jamboree, which include the Service Corps, Trek Guides and Indian Village.

Operation Essentials - What to Pack #2

Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? One Project 2013 alumni shares his insight on a trusted advisor for all types of weather: a rain jacket.

Operation Essentials - What to Pack #3

Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? One Project 2013 alumni advocates for an important item that will keep you hydrated in all types of weather: a water bottle.

Operation Essentials - What to Pack #4

Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? One Project 2013 alumni wants to ensure that all Operation Arrow staff members bring an important item that will keep their feet happy and healthy: a pair of sturdy hiking boots.

Operation Essentials - What to pack #5

Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? One item of critical importance when attending an extended camping or hiking trip is none other than a durable flashlight.

Service Corps to provide integral support and long-lasting camaraderie during Operation Arrow

In 1950, the OA Service Corps led a very small staff of 36 Arrowmen to provide service to the national Scout jamboree. Over the last 67 years, the OA has significantly expanded its role from just these few dedicated Arrowmen to over 200 Arrowmen serving the jamboree.

The Operation Arrow Region Challenge

Trek Guides to provide meaningful program and reflection during Operation Arrow

Throughout the 2017 National Jamboree, each unit will have the unique opportunity to experience the Arrowmen-led trek on one of five days. Learn more about the responsibilities of Trek Guides, one of the three main program areas of Operation Arrow, here.

Unified Operation Arrow headquarters team to bolster jamboree experience

Several supporting teams will work together in the Operation Arrow headquarters throughout the 2017 National Jamboree. Discover what to expect from these interdependent teams here.

Youth leaders begin final preparations for Operation Arrow

In December, section chiefs from around the country elected the youth leaders who will plan and execute Operation Arrow, the OA’s massive service effort at the 2017 National Jamboree. Learn more about our youth leadership team here.