Find the upcoming episode of The Council Fire—the new OA podcast—on Spotify, releasing later this month. This month, listen to former lodge chiefs Bradley Krpejs of Wahissa Lodge and Coleman Hunsaker of the legacy Elkuta Lodge about getting newer Arrowmen involved in the Order. This conversation will discuss how being hospitable, inclusive, and charismatic with new members can be beneficial in creating long-term friendships that enable Arrowmen to reach their highest potential and develop lasting bonds.
The Order of the Arrow will not operate the OA Ocean Adventure program out of the Dry Tortugas National Park for the 2023 summer season.
Without finding an alternative location and increased participation costs, it is in the best interest for the OA Ocean Adventure to pause for this 2023 season.
When historians look back on this last year, we are positive 2022 will be a turning point in the success and growth of our time-honored Order. While there have been some obstacles along the way, no obstacle was too grand. Over this year, memories and friendships were made that will last a lifetime. 2022 served as a year that restored energy we have not felt in many years. We want to showcase some of the best things from this year and ways to move forward.
Last month, section chiefs from around the country attended the National Planning Meeting, which included the Campfire Chat, where our leaders unveiled new policies and updates. Read on for updates regarding membership eligibility, American Indian Activities (AIA), and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Meet your 2023 national Order of the Arrow officers! These officers were elected by their fellow section chiefs at the 2022 National Planning Meeting, and each of them is excited to serve the thousands of Arrowmen across hundreds of lodges in the coming year!