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New Jersey State Police Camporee

Every three years, Scouts from across the state of New Jersey and beyond come together for the New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee. With over eight thousand attendees, it will be the largest Scouting event held in the state of New Jersey this year.

Jan 14, 2018   OA Today
Octoraro Lodge Fundraiser - Buzz the Beard

Octoraro Lodge of Chester County, Pennsylvania, recently held an innovative event to raise money for their council camp, Camp Horseshoe. Founded in 1928, Camp Horseshoe has experienced the loss of hundreds of pine trees per year, making some areas very dangerous.

Jan 14, 2018   OA Today
Area W-4 Areaclave

Conclave season for the Arrowmen of Sections W-4N and W-4S was very special this year, as it included an unique event - Areaclave. An “Areaclave” in this case is a joint-conclave held by two sections.

Jan 14, 2018   OA Today
Area C-1 Midwest Rally

The Midwest Rally is an area leadership training conference, where 11 lodges in the Central Region aimed to start on a path of success from the ground up. This event took place in October 2017, and was hosted at Camp Decorah by the Ni-Sanak-Tani Lodge.

Jan 14, 2018   OA Today
American Indian Arts and Craft Competition at NOAC 2018

Greetings, on behalf of the NOAC AIA Staff, we want to welcome each of you and encourage your participation in the upcoming NOAC Arts and Crafts Competition.

Jan 09, 2018  
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