The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was created in 1940 to honor those persons who render service to the Order beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to those OA members who render distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, and/or national basis.
One of the many unique opportunities afforded to Arrowmen that are not otherwise available to youth in Scouting is the Order of the Arrow High Adventure program. This program is offered at every national high adventure base, each with a different trek option.
Your 2020 National Officers were just recently elected! Over the course of the next year they will be planning NOAC, attending your lodge and section events, staffing NLS, and so much more.
Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. In 2020, four lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $10,900 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.
NOAC 2020 is only eight months away! The conference committee has been working diligently to create a promotional video, which features some of the key aspects of NOAC, such as Training, Fellowship, Patch Trading, Cheerful Service, Shows, American Indian Activities, and Sports.