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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
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
Lodge Ledger: Centurion Award & Arrowman Service Award additions to LodgeMaster

Today, many lodges have their own way to keep track of their membership records. However, many have started using LodgeMaster, a versatile program that keeps track of lodge membership and helps lodge leadership manage other aspects of their organization.

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
2015 Conclave Training Initiative

Two sessions are available for the 2015 Conclave Training Iniative: 

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