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OA Ocean Adventure

OA Ocean Adventure Program

Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure is a nine-day program at Florida Sea Base in the Florida Keys. During your adventure you will spend most of your time at the Dry Tortugas National Park 70 miles west of Key West, only accessible using a ferry. Once at the Dry Tortugas, you will learn about the unique ecosystem and history of the National Park through tours and exploring the Park. Participants will conduct conservation projects to protect and preserve the National Park for future generations to experience and enjoy. Participants will have the opportunity to snorkel, kayak, and fish in the beautiful crystal-clear waters of the National Park.

After leaving the National Park participants will spend an evening exploring some historic landmarks in Key West. Participants will also spend some time working on community service projects in the Florida Keys devastated by Hurricane Irma. Come to the Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure to experience the best the wonderful Florida Keys has to offer!

OA Ocean Adventure Requirements

To attend the Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Every participant must be at least 16 years of age by the day your program starts, but not yet 21 by its conclusion.
  • Participants must also be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and an Order of the Arrow Lodge.
  • A complete physical examination in required. (BSA's Health and Medical Record will be sent to those who are accepted.)
  • Be able to successfully complete the BSA swim test in its entirety. 

There are no exceptions to these rules. Selection for the Ocean Adventure program is both an honor and a privilege.