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Thoughts on The Nature of Camping

The founders of both the Scouting Movement and the Order of the Arrow valued camping as a way to teach Scouting skills. But each Scout who has truly experienced the outdoors while camping will value camping for its own sake.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts on Brotherhood and Fellowship

When Dr. Goodman founded our great and honored Order, he glimpsed a vision. This vision was his dream of unity and a common bond that drew human beings together under the same purpose. The product of this dream is the reality of the Order of the Arrow today.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts on Camping and the Outdoor Experience

Some of my fondest memories in Scouting and as a young man have been directly related to the times I have had in the outdoors.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts on The Power of One

The idea of "power" is quite remarkable. Empires have both come to being at its hand and conversely fallen because of its tight grasp.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Duty to Country

The Order of the Arrow has always served as one of the pinnacles of service to our country, not because we are asked to, and most definitely not because we are told to, but rather because it is our duty as Arrowmen. Dr. E.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts on Being a Role Model

I remember playing football in the fourth grade every recess. It was twenty minutes of my time during a long day of learning; but, for those glorious minutes, I was Cris Carter, John Elway, and Thurman Thomas, all in one.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts on Commitment to the Order of the Arrow

Ninety years ago, at a summer camp on an island in the Delaware River, E. Urner Goodman inducted a group of young Scouts into an organization of honor campers.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts on Servant Leaders and The Great Outdoors

The vast forests, fields, oceans, and mountains of the United States have become our most vital resources in the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow; they are, for us the staging grounds to learn life's most precious lessons for every scout and scouter.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts on A Thing of the Spirit

In 1915, Dr. E. Urner Goodman founded an organization that would have a great impact on the Scouting movement. Our founder's vision for our Order was a program built on the principles of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service that recognized older Scouts for service to their unit.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts on Tradition

The nature of the Order of the Arrow can be ascribed in many ways to the ideals that Lord Baden-Powell sought to nurture when establishing the Boy Scouts--to teach boys to appreciate the outdoors while remaining unselfish and courteous in their everyday lives. Dr. E.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts On Brotherhood Around the Country

When we think of a brother, we generally think of a sibling, both younger and older. Someone who shared childhood memories and laughter with us: someone who kept pestering us as we drove away on our family vacations to visit distant relatives.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
Thoughts On Cheerfulness

When Chingachgook, Chief of the Delaware people, created a brotherhood that would memorialize the efforts of his son, Uncas, and the others that put service above themselves, he chose three words, W. W. W., to describe it.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts