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Breaking news from the Order of the Arrow.

2017 Congratulatory Eagle Scout Letter

The 2017 editions of the Eagle Scout congratulatory letters are now available from the national chief and vice chief. There is also a new edition available from the national chairman. These recognition letters are a great addition to any Eagle Scout's court of honor.

Feb 13, 2017   Announcements
Congratulations to the 2017 Service Grant recipients

One of the four fold purposes of the Order of the Arrow is "to crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others." It is with this spirit of cheerful service to others that the OA proudly offers the matching service grant program.

Jan 14, 2017   Announcements
How to use the #ChooseOA resources

Using #ChooseOA is simple! There are a few major ways to spread the word about the OA through this initiative.

Use the hashtag! #ChooseOA in an official hashtag of the OA, it can be used by itself or alongside #oabsa to promote the OA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Jan 14, 2017   Announcements
What is #ChooseOA?

Finally, the answer to your lodge and chapter’s marketing needs is here. Last summer the National Order of the Arrow Committee began rolling out a new initiative aimed at addressing the marketing needs of lodge and chapter officers.

Jan 14, 2017   Announcements
The lasting legacies of ArrowCorps5

In 2008 the Order of the Arrow, in conjunction with the US Forest Service, coordinated a nationwide service project with over 5,000 Arrowmen in attendance. The project-called ArrowCorps5-encompassed five sites and took place over five weeks.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
NEXT Conference Vice Chiefs Selected

NEXT could not be accomplished without strong youth leadership. During the 2015 National Planning Meeting, the section chiefs elected the NEXT conference vice chiefs (CVCs) that will lead the program of NEXT: A New Century.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
LLD Fact Sheet

With every OA function comes the need for planning and leadership. The Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) program offers lodges the chance to provide trainings aimed at improving leadership and teaching about the many facets of the Order. Planning your own LLD?

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
2017 William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Scholarship

William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt, author of the Handbook for Patrol Leaders and America’s first Wood Badge Scoutmaster, was the father of BSA youth leader training. Very few experiences develop servant leadership as effectively as service on the Order of the Arrow National Jamboree staff.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
OA Summit Celebration patch sale

Starting on April 15, individuals will be able to purchase two unique, limited-edition patches as members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee and other special guests convene for the Summit Circle Dedication in West Virginia.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
Tell the world why you #ChooseOA

As a member of the Order of the Arrow, you chose to be a part of an organization greater than yourself; an organization whose mission is to instill the values of selfless service and devotion to others in the minds of every boy who joins the Scouting program.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
Social Media Policy Revised

During the December 2011 National Planning Meeting, the national committee approved a resolution that set a new standard for Order of the Arrow social media use, overturning the restrictive social media policy announced in the 08-5 Operations Update.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
ICE Portal Launch

Inductions are a crucial facet of the Order of the Arrow. Each lodge has a responsibility to run their inductions and ceremonies in a way that will be memorable for each candidate and will ensure that each member of the OA shares a similar experience.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements