Organizational Structure of the Order of the ArrowMembership Requirements and the Induction ProcessThe Mission and Purpose of the Order of the Arrow

Structure

The Order of the Arrow has three distinct organizational levels; lodges, sections, and regions. Learn more about these areas below.

Membership Requirements and the Induction Process

Learn about the requirements to become an Arrowman, the induction process, and the levels of memberships within the Order.

Organizational Structure of the Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow has over 170,000 members nationwide.  Although the Order of the Arrow is "a thing of the spirit," there are several layers of organization, each with its own role.

The Mission and Purpose of the Order of the Arrow

For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.  Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.  OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.