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Why does Operation Arrow staff #ChooseOA?

#ChooseOA is a marketing and social media campaign which allows active OA members to share the reasons they became involved and chose to stay involved with the Order of the Arrow; simply put, why they #ChooseOA.

Aug 17, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse
Hike and camp, hack or NOAC? Find your next adventure!

The end of the OA’s record-breaking involvement at the national jamboree doesn’t have to be the end of your adventures of a lifetime. Hack, code and brainstorm at the OA Hackathon. Learn, compete and make new friends at NOAC 2018. Hike or paddle while giving back through OA High Adventure.

Thank you for fueling Scouting’s adventure!

Brothers, What started in 1950 as a small group of 30 Arrowmen has grown to become a staple in the program of a national jamboree, thanks to you. Just a few weeks ago, we assembled the largest Order of the Arrow staff ever to perpetuate this legacy of service

Aug 17, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse
Operation Arrow’s adult-only staffs

At first glance, it appears that Operation Arrow is comprised entirely of youth members in the Service Corps, Trek Guides, Indian Village and unified headquarters team. However, adult Operation Arrow staff members also provide remarkable service and have a significant presence at jamboree. 

Jul 26, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse
A day in the life on Operation Arrow staff

Whether you staffed jamboree, attended with a unit, or you didn't attend at all this year, you may find yourself asking, “What was it like every day at the 2017 National Jamboree?” Depending on the staff group, Arrowmen performed a variety of duties -- and had a multitude of opportunities to have

Jul 26, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse
Key Operation Arrow staff members recognized at National Leadership Gathering

Jamboree vice chiefs (JVCs), “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Scholarship recipients, section chiefs and National Order of the Arrow Committee members gathered for a special afternoon of recognition and celebration.

Jul 25, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse
Indian Village at jamboree provides rewarding mountaintop experience

Most mornings at jamboree, sleepy-eyed Scouts lace up their boots to hit the trail with their OA Trek Guide. But this is not any hike -- it is an enriching cultural experience. 

Jul 25, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse
OA facilitates journal program with National Geographic Explorer Paul Salopek

During the jamboree, Trek Guides are responsible for guiding 25,000 participants to the top of Garden Ground Mountain, where they then enjoy the program areas at the top.

Jul 25, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse
Recreation area to host karaoke

Now is your chance to channel your inner Shakespeare or even Beyoncé at the jamboree!

The Operation Arrow Recreation Committee will be hosting a karaoke challenge to give international Scouts, Venturers and youth staff members the opportunity to showcase their hidden talents.

Jul 25, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse
Operation Arrow to host memorable closing gathering

After nearly two weeks of service with the largest-ever Order of the Arrow staff in jamboree history and an anticipated 13,000 hours of service and 1,000 miles trekked, Operation Arrow staff will have a final chance to gather and reflect on the time spent together.

Jul 25, 2017   Operation Arrow 2017, Pulse