2015 Forms PostedAsk the Chairman - January 24, 20152014 Conclave Training InitiativeAsk the Chairman - January 11, 20152015 Training OpportunitiesAsk the Chairman - January 3, 2015Section Journey to Excellence 2013 SummaryThe New Brotherhood Ceremony2014 Philmont Adviser TrainingNew NOAC 2015 Promo VideosUnit of Excellence Forms and Certificates2014 Lodge Charter Renewal and Journey To ExcellenceNational Bulletin - Fall 2013 EditionAsk The Chairman - October 28, 2013Unit of Excellence Award 2013 Order Form Now Posted2013 Innovation AwardGuide for Staff AdvisersMatt Dukeman selected as new OA Team SpecialistSocial Media Policy Revised


Throughout the year announcements are published on programs, events and other activities of the Order.

2013 Innovation Award

The National Order of the Arrow Innovation Award seeks to recognize chapters and lodges for their efforts in improving our program and provides a means to chronicle the best ideas, promoting and sharing them nationwide as "best practices." Petitions are due by December 31, 2013. The petition is available here in the Forms Section.

2014 Conclave Training Initiative

The 2014 Conclave Training Initiative material is now available. Sections are encouraged to download the latest material for use in upcoming conclaves.

2014 Lodge Charter Renewal and Journey To Excellence

The Lodge Charter Renewal and Journey to Excellence (JTE) Instructions and Workbook are now available. This year the charter and JTE petitions have been combined into a single form for lodges to submit. Lodges have the option of submitting their petitions in 2013 through either OA LodgeMaster or via e-mail.

2014 Philmont Adviser Training

2014 Philmont Training Center Order of the Arrow Adviser Conference information posted.

2015 Forms Posted

The 2015 Forms have been posted to the Forms Section.

2015 Training Opportunities

The 2015 National Leadership Seminar (NLS), National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS) and Section Officers’ Seminar (SOS) dates announced!

Ask The Chairman - October 28, 2013

National OA Chairman Ray Capp has been reading and answering your questions. This time he answered two questions. The first is on becoming part of a national committee. The second answers if a lodge chief needs to sign his own Vigil petition.

Last time he answerd two questions on the election requirement of days and nights camping for time spent at the Jamboree. Click here for the first camping question and answer and click here for the second.

Ask the Chairman - January 11, 2015

National Chairman Ray Capp addresses your latest concerns and burning issues!

Ask the Chairman - January 24, 2015

National Chairman Ray Capp addresses your latest concerns and burning issues!

Ask the Chairman - January 3, 2015

National Chairman Ray Capp addresses your latest concerns and burning issues!

Guide for Staff Advisers

The National Order of the Arrow is proud to present the Guide for Staff Advisers which provides information on the Order of the Arrow for professional Scouters, especially those who have recently taken on a role related to the OA.

Matt Dukeman selected as new OA Team Specialist

On September 15, Matt Dukeman began his service as the Order of the Arrow's fifth OA Specialist. Dukeman is responsible for working with the following national subcommittees: Development, Region and Section Operations, Outdoor Adventures, and Recognition, Awards, History and Preservation. "I believe Matt is a great addition to the national staff. He has a great OA background that will help him in his new assignment," said Clyde Mayer, OA director.

National Bulletin - Fall 2013 Edition

The Fall 2013 National Bulletin is now available. This edition includes highlights and a photo spread of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, an Arrowman is recognized with the Boy Scouts of America's Honor Medal, the Maury Clancy Indian Campership Fund, and local news from around the nation! Be sure to check out the last page with stats on the 466 Arrowmen that made the 2013 Jamboree a great success with over 31,000 hours of service!

New NOAC 2015 Promo Videos

New NOAC 2015 promotion videos are now available for download.

Section Journey to Excellence 2013 Summary

2013 marks the second year of Journey To Excellence measurement for section operations. See how your section measures up in the 2013 Section JTE Summary.

Social Media Policy Revised

During the December 2011 National Planning Meeting, the national committee approved a resolution that set a new standard for Order of the Arrow social media use, overturning the restrictive social media policy announced in the 08-5 Operations Update. The new resolution has three points that must be met before a social media presence may be created.

The New Brotherhood Ceremony

In our history of nearly 100 years as the Order of the Arrow, few changes have been made to our ceremonies. Read more about the upcoming changes to the Brotherhood Ceremony.

Unit of Excellence Award 2013 Order Form Now Posted

The order form for the Unit of Excellence Award is now available in the Forms Section.

Unit of Excellence Forms and Certificates

Updated Unit of Excellence forms and certificates are available.