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NPM 2017

Introducing the new national website
In case you haven't noticed… the national Order of the Arrow (OA) website has been completely redesigned! The OA's communications subcommittee of the national Order of the Arrow committee and its national web team has been working hard for two years to bring this new web experience to Arrowmen across the world.
Jan 04, 2018   Live from Dallas
SURGE Recognition Device

A committee of Arrowmen primarily from Section W-2W has been working hard for the past two years to develop a program that assists sections, lodges, and chapters with conducting unit elections in those units chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

Jan 04, 2018   Live from Dallas
Order of the Arrow embraces environmental sustainability

In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) commenced the integration of sustainability at every level of its organization, promoted through the Sustainability Merit Badge and at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (

2018 National Order of the Arrow Officers elected
Learn more about the new national officers and their thoughts on the year to come.
Jan 04, 2018   Live from Dallas
What to expect at NOAC 2018

With a return to Indiana University, new conference programs and the introduction of remote delegates, this NOAC has the potential to be one of the Order of the Arrow’s (OA) best national events.

There will be several conference-wide changes this year:

Jan 04, 2018   Live from Dallas
2018 Disaster Relief Efforts

In September 2017, the southeastern United States was struck by two category five hurricanes, Irma and Maria. With winds that reached 175 miles per hour, the storms caused significant damage through coastal flooding, mudslides, and flash floods.

Jan 03, 2018   Live from Dallas
2018 OA Service Grant Recipients

Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants.  For 2018, 27 lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $50,000 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.

Jan 03, 2018   Live from Dallas
2018 National Vice Chief elected

The 2018 Order of the Arrow national vice chief was elected Wednesday evening at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Michael Kipp! Michael is a Vigil Honor member from Sakima Lodge, La Salle Council #165, in South Bend, IN.

Dec 28, 2017   Announcements
2018 National Chief elected

The 2018 Order of the Arrow national chief was elected Wednesday evening at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Anthony Peluso! Anthony is a Vigil Honor member from Blue Heron Lodge, Tidewater Council #596 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Dec 28, 2017   Announcements
National Planning Meeting App Gives Attendees 21st Century Experience

Just like any other year, sections chiefs will converge in Dallas this winter for the National Planning Meeting (NPM) and everything it entails. From electing national officers and conference vice chiefs to planning the program of emphasis, a lot of things remain constant.

Dec 23, 2017   Section Sentinel
Your Role in the NOAC Planning Process

With the 2017 National Planning Meeting (NPM) only a few weeks away, it is never too early to start thinking about your role as section leadership in the planning process for the 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC).

Dec 23, 2017   Section Sentinel