The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was created in 1940 to honor those persons who render service to the Order beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to those OA members who render distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, and/or national basis. It is given primarily for dedicated service to the Order and Scouting over a period of years.
One of the many unique opportunities afforded to Arrowmen that are not otherwise available to youth in Scouting is the Order of the Arrow High Adventure program. This program is offered at every national high adventure base, each with a different trek option. The benefits of Order of the Arrow High Adventure are numerous, from forging friendships that last a lifetime, to creating memories that you’ll never forget, and finally to developing strong leaders within our communities through unique challenges that are faced along the way.
Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. In 2020, four lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $10,900 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.
The following grant was awarded within the Central Region:
Kiskakon Lodge of the Anthony Wayne Area Council, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will receive $1,300 to replace the overhead lighting and ceiling tiles at the Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation dining hall.