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Announcing the OA's New Vision, Mission, and Purpose

On July 8, 2024 the national OA committee unanimously voted to revise the Order of the Arrow's mission and purpose. We also adopted a mission statement for the first time in our history.

Eastern Region Mid-Year Update

Tune in to watch a mid-year update from your Eastern Region Chief, Cam Dalton! Get to know Cam, find out about some of the events he's attended, and learn about what the region's been up to this year!

    Eastern Region News
OA Wilderness Voyage: An Experience to Remember

Order of the Arrow High Adventure is an amazing opportunity available for all Arrowmen. With four different bases and five different treks, the possibilities and adventures are endless. Order of the Arrow High Adventure Northern Tier has two treks to explore, Canadian Odyssey and Wilderness Voyage. Both treks consist of two weeks at Northern Tier. The first week consists of working with Arrowmen nationwide to do trail restoration work. The second week consists of creating your trek through Northern Tier.

    OA Today
Age 18-20 Policy Updates

Scouting America has recently released new policies regarding Scouts who are between 18 and 20 years old. As a 17 year-old youth transitions into becoming an adult, they are able to continue participating in Scouting America programs while awaiting processing for their adult application and criminal background check. During this transition period, they are still subject to all guidelines listed for adults.

    OA Today
Scouting Around the World: From Philmont to Paris

At first, it may seem that Scouting is generally confined to the continental U.S. After all, NOAC is always at a university in the contiguous 48 states and nearly everything else happens there as well. However, the US form of Scouting does have a place in Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. territories, and even other countries. Just a few months ago, the Gateway Region Training Team went to Japan to facilitate a session of the National Leadership Seminar for the Far East Council.

    OA Today