Joining the Centennial Campaign

The Order of the Arrow's 100th anniversary was an exceptional time that will be talked about for many years. The historic Centennial Campaign to secure funding for a number of our high adventure facilities has moved us much closer to our goal. At Philmont Scout Ranch, a major expansion of the Philmont Museum and Seton Memorial Library will take place, and there will also be significant displays provided by the Order of the Arrow at Northern Tier, the Florida Sea Base and the National Scouting Museum.

The Centennial Campaign began with donations from members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee, and this effort has now spread across the nation to hundreds of committed Arrowmen. Several lodges and one section have stepped up to make their contributions. In North Carolina, Section SR-7B has used a variety of activities to contribute to the Centennial Campaign including Legacy Fellowship to past advisers and a sporting clay tournament. Overall, Section SR-7B has contributed $5,000 to the Centennial Campaign.

Three lodges have also demonstrated their desire to be a part of this campaign. Unami Lodge (Cradle of Liberty Council) and Witauchsoman Lodge (Minsi Trails Council) have each contributed $12,500 to the gateway entry of the Summit Circle at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. In addition, Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge (Middle Tennessee Council) has contributed $25,000 to the main campfire ring at the Summit Circle. Any lodge wishing to contribute to the campaign will first need to make an equal size gift to their council.

This campaign will conclude on June 30, 2016, allowing only a few months for you to become part of this historic and significant fundraiser. Contributions will provide the Order of the Arrow with a significant presence and impact at our high adventure bases. Are you going to join this historic endeavor?

Please consider how you can be part of this campaign and our achieving 100% of our goal. For more information, please contact National OA Director Matthew Dukeman at 972-580-2455 or matthew.dukeman@scouting.org.

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