Operation Arrow is an opportunity to experience the 2023 National Jamboree while providing service with your fellow Arrowmen.
The Jamboree will take place July 19-28, 2023 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
Arrowmen interested in Operation Arrow can register at jamboree.scouting.org by selecting "Order of the Arrow Service Corps" or "Summit Apex" as their job choice.
Get ready to put on your Zesty Blue's and provide meaningful service in support of the 2023 National Jamboree while having fun and making new memories with your fellow Arrowmen!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Operation Arrow staffers get to enjoy the fun activities and events at the jamboree?
Yes. There is scheduled free time for all staffers to experience the exciting program at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Additionally, there will be unique program opportunities for Operation Arrow staff members.
Do you have to have been to a National Jamboree before to join Operation Arrow?
All Arrowmen are welcome to join Operation Arrow, whether or not they have attended a National Jamboree before.
What is the difference between OA Service Corps and the Summit Apex Staff?
The OA Service Corps is our traditional service-oriented team that has supported jamboree program and operations since 1950. It's a great way to serve and see many different aspects of the jamboree. Summit Apex is the new jamboree outpost experience hosted by the Order of the Arrow. Summit Apex staff will lead this outpost program consisting of an afternoon and evening of unique activities providing each jamboree participant with new experiences, friends and an even greater appreciation for Scouting.
What kind of service do you complete on OA Service Corps?
As a member of the OA Service Corps you will be formed into 'chapters' that provide support to jamboree program and operations. This may include supporting contingent arrival, assisting with jamboree program staffing, jamboree show mobilization and more.
Where at the Summit Bechtel Reserve does Operation Arrow Staff stay?
Operation Arrow Staff will camp with the rest of the Jamboree Service Team members. Our team usually is grouped together so you'll be with other OA members.
What is the age requirement to join Operation Arrow?
Minimum of 16 years of age on or before the first day of the Jamboree.
Is there a price increase after November 1st like there is for contingent members?
No. Operation Arrow fees stay the same and do not incur any increases.
Can I still staff Operation Arrow if I can only make it for part of the jamboree?
The OA Service Corps is a pivotal part of the Jamboree and organized into chapters that function for the entire Jamboree, so Arrowmen working on the Service Corps need to be able to attend the entire Jamboree:
- Session 1 (July 16-23, 2023)
Arrowmen serving on the Summit Apex staff providing support for that program can participate in either the whole Jamboree or one of the two partial Jamboree sessions:
- Session 1 (July 16-23, 2023)
- Session 2 (July 24-29, 2023)
- Session 3 (July 16-29, 2023)
When does registration close?
Registration closes at midnight of April 30, 2023
How expensive is it to attend the 2023 National Jamboree as Operation Arrow Staff?
Operation Arrow is the most affordable way to attend the 2023 National Jamboree! Young adult jamboree service team members (16-33) will pay a total fee of $675. Adult jamboree service team members (34+) will pay $1,200. The full payment breakdown can be viewed at jamboree.scouting.org.
How do I get to the 2023 National Jamboree?
Travel is arranged independently. You are encouraged to reach out to other members of your lodge to coordinate transportation and travel together.
Where can I get Operation Arrow promotional materials?
This toolkit was created with the purpose of assisting lodges and sections in promoting the Operation Arrow which is the Order of the Arrow's 2023 National Program of Emphasis. Feel free to adapt messages to best suit your audience or even create your own Operation Arrow promotional content.
We highly encourage using any means that your lodge or section has available to promote Operation Arrow amongst your membership. To encourage this, we have provided a few social media posts, captions, and email templates that you can use on your own platforms. Social media posts can be adapted to any platform but are specifically intended for Facebook and Instagram. Captions and email templates can also be easily adjusted to best target your intended audience.
The 2023 Order of the Arrow Program of Emphasis is continuing the over 70 year tradition of providing critical support for the 2023 National Jamboree. Will you answer the call? Register today and learn more at oa-bsa.org/jamboree.
Operation Arrow is the elite taskforce of Arrowmen across the nation that handle all of the logistics of the 2023 National Jamboree as well as put on the jamboree's unique high adventure program: Summit Apex. Will you join the team? Register today at oa-bsa.org/jamboree.
Serving on Operation Arrow staff is the most affordable way to attend the 2023 National Scouting Jamboree which allows you to do more, experience more, and be a part of something more than you would with any other program area or council contingent. Register today at oa-bsa.org/jamboree.
This email template can be sent via LodgeMaster or your lodge's email platform.
Use this elevator pitch as a brief keynote about the general premise of Operation Arrow. The script only takes a couple of minutes to read although you are also welcome to just use it as a guide while promoting. It works great to fill time in between session at an LLD, on stage at a conclave, or even just at an LEC or chapter meeting.
This general flyer can be distributed digitally or can be printed.
Use this slide deck for a banquet or conclave presentation in which you are able to showcase the visual side of Operation Arrow. This provides an overview of each aspect of Operation Arrow such as OA Service Corps, Summit Apex, and the Summit Bechtel Reserve itself!