A Message from your Troop OA Representative; Brian Vaivada 11/27/2013 What is the OA? At every Scoutmaster Conference you are asked; What is "Scout Spirit", and what have you done to display your "Scout Spirit" Scout Spirit is Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service. This is the OA, Order of the Arrow. We now have several new 1st Class Scouts since our last OA Elections. As a 1st Class Scout, you are eligable for this elite Scouting Organization. Elections by your fellow scouts will be taking place in late December and early January. If you would like to be part of this elite scouting group, start showing your "Scout Spirit " now! You are elected only if your fellow scout feel you have displayed your Scout Spirit enough to represent our Troop. Once elected, you will participate in an Ordeal Weekend where you will learn the values of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness and Service. You will than be allowed to participate in events designed just for you and your fellow OA members.
Sometime before or shortly after the Holiday Season, I will be assisting our OA Lodge District Representative with an election. Good luck to all those eligable. Show your Scout Spirit!
Show your Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service. Support Scouting! Attain your Brotherhood at the next Brotherhood weekend, March 29, 2014 at Camp Bullowa. . Ordeal members with 10 months of service are eligible. See me for additional requirements. It is easier than you think!
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Order of the Arrow General Information. Q & A (here)
You may have heard "90% of Scouting is Outing" TheOrder of the Arrow is all about Camping and promoting Camping. If you're like me, and you agree with the Banner below, then the OA is for you!
Brotherhood - Cheerfulness - Service
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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.
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, our Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
Crystalize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
The Order of the Arrow membership requirements are:
Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
After registration with a troop or team, have experienced 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nightsof resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.
Youth must be under the age of 21, hold the BSA First Class rank or higher, and following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity team Coach, be elected by the youth members of their troopor team.
Adults (age 21 or older) who are registered in the BSA and meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to the lodge adult selection committee. Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition of service, including current or prior positions. Selected adults must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and must provide a positive example for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge.