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National Update Zoom Conference Call

Lodge and section leaders,

Jun 15, 2020   Announcements
2020 OA Distinguished Service Award Selections

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was created in 1940 to honor Order of the Arrow members, youth and adults, who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national b

May 21, 2020   Announcements
NOAC 2020 Update

NOAC Delegates,

It is with deep sadness we inform you that the 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference has been cancelled out of concern for the safety of all attending Arrowmen, as well as the Michigan State University and East Lansing communities.

May 01, 2020   Announcements, NOAC 2020
OA High Adventure COVID-19 Update

The BSA High Adventure Bases have delayed the start for all summer programs, including OA High Adventure. Northern Tier and Sea Base are planning to open on June 15th.  Philmont and the Summit Bechtel Reserve are planning to open on July 1st.

May 01, 2020   Announcements
Temporary Camping Night Policy Due to COVID-19

In light of the extended period of camping restrictions attributable to COVID-19, temporary modifications are being made to the camping requirements for OA eligibility.

Apr 29, 2020   Announcements
Virtual Unit Elections and Induction Date Extension

The National OA Director has approved lodges to hold virtual unit elections through July 1, 2020.  Due to the cancellation of many induction events, candidates that were elected February 1, 2019 through July 1, 2020 will have 24 months from the date of election to complete their ordeal.

Mar 25, 2020   Announcements
Order of the Arrow’s Response to COVID-19

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect the National Order of the Arrow Conference and other upcoming Order of the Arrow events.

Mar 12, 2020   Announcements
Chiefly Speaking: NOAC 2020

Dear Arrowman, We’re writing to share more information with you regarding the National Order of the Arrow Conference, or NOAC, for short! NOAC is a week-long gathering of members of the Order of the Arrow, typically held every other year in early August on a college campus. In 2020, NOAC will be held August 3-8 at Michigan State University. More than 8,000 Arrowmen from all 50 states attend NOAC, making it the largest Scouting event in 2020. NOAC consists of both training and fellowship and is the pinnacle event in the Order of the Arrow!

Feb 24, 2020   Announcements, NOAC 2020
OA Ceremonial Update

Effective January 1, 2020, changes will be enacted pertaining to the attire worn by ceremonialists during the official Order of the Arrow ceremonies. 

Feb 10, 2020   Announcements, Lodge Ledger
The Language of the OA to Serve as Primary Resource for OA Terminology

The Language of the OA encompasses style, usage and grammar norms observed by both the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow.

Feb 10, 2020   Announcements, Lodge Ledger
DSA and Red Arrow Award Deadline Reminder

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.

Jan 17, 2020   Announcements