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Breaking news from the Order of the Arrow.

NOAC 2018 Information

NOAC 2018
July 30 – August 4, 2018

Jul 31, 2017   Announcements
2017 Hillcourt Scholarship recipients announced

The “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Hillcourt Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to youth Arrowmen (16-20) committed to serving the OA and Scouting as members of the OA’s staff for a national jamboree.

Jun 23, 2017   Announcements
2017 Josh Sain Memorial Scholarship recipients

The National Order of the Arrow Committee is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 recipients of the Josh Sain Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1998 to honor the spirit and memory of Josh Sain, a former national vice chief.

Apr 20, 2017   Announcements
2016 Lodge Award Recipients

Every year, each of the four regions in the Order of the Arrow presents three awards to lodges within its geographical territory.  The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award, the National Service Award, and the OA Innovation Award are presented to two lodges per region, per award.

Mar 27, 2017   Announcements
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
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