A major focus of our Reemerging from COVID-19 initiatives centers on membership. Our priority has been to concentrate on ensuring elections are conducted and inductions are completed. This effort will continue, but it only addresses the new member side of the membership equation. The greater opportunity and challenge we face is in ensuring we retain the members we already have inducted. This becomes critically important as we approach the end of the calendar year.
In August, the Order of the Arrow came together for Momentum: Launch, the Order’s largest ever virtual event. As we continue to navigate an uncertain and increasingly virtual world, the Order of the Arrow is excited to announce Momentum: Spark, the OA’s first-ever national inductions weekend!
Every year, Arrowmen from across the country attend the National High Adventure Bases for a custom program designed specifically for Order of the Arrow members! This program, known as Order of the Arrow High Adventure (OAHA), provides a unique experience like no other!
Momentum: Launch was an event like no other in the Order of the Arrow’s 105-year history. A new experience for everyone, attendees and national officers alike, this event was just what was needed at such a pivotal moment in time for the Order as a whole. Through 35 hours of activities, conversations and training sessions, delegates logged off as Change Agents, ready to put into practice the skills and techniques learned towards their chapters, lodges and sections.
Every summer, thousands of Scouts and Scouters travel to Philmont Scout Ranch for a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the backcountry. But Philmont's vast landscape is not one to be easily maintained. In order to keep the grounds in pristine condition, the Order of the Arrow and the Philmont Staff Association sponsor an “alternative spring break” known as Philbreak.