National OA Web Site Information and Policies
This is the Official National Web Site for the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America. The main goal of this web site is to communicate official, approved information to Arrowmen who have web access. The site is produced by the national OA web site staff under the direction of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the National Order of the Arrow Committee.
The web site Youth Coordinator is Derrick Bransby, and the Adviser is Doug Kupec. Bud Harrelson is the National OA Committee Lead Adviser for the web site. Craig Salazar is the National OA Committee Communications and Technology vice-chair.
This site follows the Official OA Web Site Guidelines.
In general, Order of the Arrow members may freely reprint material from the national OA web site for their own use, or in local publications as part of the official program of the OA, as long as proper credit is given as to where the material came from. (A simple byline of "-from the National OA Web Site, www.oa-bsa.org" is fine, or the footer statement that appears on the bottom of each page can be used.)
Please do not copy the material presented here to a local web site. Instead, put a link to the appropriate page. A basic entry like "The new OA Strategic Plan [on the national OA web site]" is quite common. This ensures that local users will always get the most current copy when the pages here are updated, and it also saves local webmasters from any need to edit or retype our pages. The only exception to this policy is the clipart explictly made available for use elsewhere.
The site is updated regularly, as new material becomes available. See the What's New page for recent updates.
All Scouting and related web sites are encouraged to link to Official National Order of the Arrow web site.
If you have a web page, you can put a link banner on it to connect to the Official National Order of the Arrow Web Site. It's easy to do - see our Link Back Banner Page for details.
To ensure that Scouts and Scouters who may be going through various Order of the Arrow ceremonies in the future do not have their experience lessened or spoiled, some of the material on this web site is protected. See the Safeguarded Material page for more details.
If you have questions about the Order of the Arrow, you should first try to get an answer locally from your own lodge or chapter chief or adviser. If you can not get an answer locally, or if you wish to provide comments on the national OA web site, please see our Questions and Comments page.
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