Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In November 2022, the national Order of the Arrow committee adopted our organizational Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This commitment statement establishes our vision and 2023-2025 priorities as we strive to become a model for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Boy Scouts of America.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision
The Order of the Arrow is committed to preparing our youth members to effectively lead in our diverse society and to fostering a community where:
- People with different identities, backgrounds, and beliefs are present, respected, valued, and celebrated;
- Empathy is practiced;
- Grace is offered when people inevitably make mistakes;
- Everyone feels responsible for helping others succeed;
- All are loved unconditionally.
Below is a list of resources designed to support members of the OA in upholding the Admonition through consideration of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This page will be updated as new resources are made available.
General Order of the Arrow Resources
- 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group Recommendations
- An Arrowman Is Welcoming Article
- June DEI Podcast
General Boy Scouts of America Resources
- BSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webpage
- BSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Volunteer Training
Scouts of Color
- 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Message
- 2021 Juneteenth Message (Video)
- 2021 Asian American and Pacific Islander Month Message (Video)
Scouts with Disabilities
- BSA Scouts with Disabilities Resource Page
- 2022 Americans with Disabilities Act Day Message
- Helping Arrowmen reach New Heights Article
Women in Scouting
If you are an officer or adviser who would like support with implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the local level, please contact us via @email.
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