Philmont and the Order of the Arrow are excited to offer OA PhilBreak 2019. This event will consist of a full week preparing Philmont for the 2019 camping season. Following the fires of 2018, Philmont needs our help to accommodate campers once again. Actual work will include slope stabilization projects, such as log erosion barrier and wattle installation, as well as re-vegetation, campsite installation, and forest thinning. By March 2019, the Philmont Conservation Department will have the exact details and locations ready to go.
The Northeast Region Town Hall was a online event held on September 19th, 2018 that Arrowmen could attend to learn about high performing lodges. The town hall featured a prepared presentation led by the region leadership that shared best practices with Arrowmen to take back to their lodges, and provided Arrowmen with the ability to ask questions directly to the region chief. During the call, sixty-five Arrowmen attended from throughout the region. This included lodge key 3 leadership, section chiefs, region leadership and other Arrowmen from the region.
Earlier this year, the National Order of the Arrow Committee approved a change to the OA’s membership policy, permitting unit elections in Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout units. These changes will take effect on February 1, 2018.
As technology continues evolving, the Order of the Arrow is able to deliver our program in revolutionary ways. The past few years have proven to be no exception, showcased by the integration of a mobile application at our national conference, vast improvements to our website and the inaugural Order of the Arrow Hackathon held in October 2017. Innovation doesn’t end there!