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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
2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Annual Report is available in the Publications Section. Download your copy of the 2013 Annual Report here.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
New Brotherhood Ceremony Information

Conclave demonstrations of the proposed new Ceremony for the Brotherhood have concluded, and your voices have been heard! The national Order of the Arrow committee has approved the new Brotherhood Ceremony, pending the incorporation of revisions based on over 3,700 individual responses.

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.

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
New Brotherhood Ceremony Released

The new Brotherhood Ceremony is available for download and immediate use by lodges in the Publications Section.  This new ceremony is optional through December 31, 2014, and becomes the only official Brotherhood Ceremony starting on January 1, 20

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
2014 National Planning Meeting

Each December, all the section chiefs are invited to attend a National Planning Meeting, held near Dallas, Texas. During this event, they elect the national officers for the coming year, and plan for the upcoming program of emphasis.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
2016 Summer Bulletin

The summer 2016 National Bulletin is now available. This issue includes details on the #ChooseOA initiative, highlights from Prism and Report to the Nation, as well as introducing the Conclave Training Initative's Circle of Excellence.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements, PRISM 2016