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A More Versatile Trading Post Leads to Higher Sales

Passaconaway Lodge has had a trading post like many other lodges, run out of totes and brought into their camp trading post for every lodge weekend. However, this process proved to be slow and inefficient so the lodge’s leadership developed a unique solution with their vision being; “If we use a trailer to transport the merchandise, why don’t we just sell out of it too?” With that in mind, the lodge started to build their new trading post. By using a trailer they’ll be able to use their time management skills to eliminate the setup and teardown times.

Mar 22, 2020     OA Today
A Guide for a Successful Lodge Banquet

Are you in charge of planning your lodge banquet or looking for new ideas for your lodge? Well we have everything you’d need to know when it comes to putting on a lodge banquet! Think of a banquet as the birthday party for the lodge. The banquet is a chance for all Arrowmen, new and experienced, to join together in a celebration of the previous year’s accomplishments. A banquet should be a relaxing occasion in which everyone can gather and join for a celebration with their brothers! 

Mar 22, 2020     OA Today
A Family of Cheerful Service spans Three Generations

This past September, Witauchsoman Lodge #44 from eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey had the privilege of having three generations of Arrowmen seal their membership in the Order at the same time. The family’s history in the Order of the Arrow goes back to the 1980’s, when a young man and his mother, who was one of the first females in Witauchsoman Lodge, completed their ordeal.

Mar 22, 2020     OA Today
Chiefly Speaking: From the National Chief Regarding COVID-19


Our world has experienced a lot of change in recent days, and I want to take a moment to address the current situation. While the change caused by the spread of COVID-19 may seem disconcerting, we cannot lose sight of the bigger picture and our overall mission. The values that Scouting and the Order of the Arrow bring to communities are needed now more than ever before, and as we go through the uncertain days ahead, I implore you to always keep those principles at the forefront of your mind.

Mar 18, 2020     Announcements, Chiefly Thoughts
Chiefly Speaking: NOAC 2020
Dear Arrowman, We’re writing to share more information with you regarding the National Order of the Arrow Conference, or NOAC, for short! NOAC is a week-long gathering of members of the Order of the Arrow, typically held every other year in early August on a college campus. In 2020, NOAC will be held August 3-8 at Michigan State University. More than 8,000 Arrowmen from all 50 states attend NOAC, making it the largest Scouting event in 2020. NOAC consists of both training and fellowship and is the pinnacle event in the Order of the Arrow!
Feb 24, 2020     Announcements