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Our History




Prism was a program that was developed for the summer of 2016 after the BSA requested that the Order of the Arrow find a way increase utilization of the Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve and participation at the new Summit Circle.


Prism was designed to be a four-day adventure and service program at the Summit. Prism included access to the entirety of the Scott Summit Center: BMX, mountain biking, skateboarding, archery, climbing, and more. Arrowmen also got to participate in a service project that allowed them to leave their mark on the Summit for future generations. The Prism program ended in a special rededication ceremony on the original grounds on which the Order was founded. The original Treasure Island Scout Reservation ceremony grounds were moved and recreated in their entirety at the Summit Circle. Famously known for being the birthplace of the OA, Treasure Island’s rich history is well remembered at the new grounds and features burden stones and relics from the original site.


Each Lodge was given eight spots to send Arrowmen to the Prism program as part of the inaugural year of the Summit Circle at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Each session of Prism was hosted by a region, and the program ended at the end of summer 2016.