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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
Thoughts on An Arrowman's Primary Duty

Regardless of who we are, where we're from, and when we became members, each of us inducted as youth have something in common: we are members of the Order of the Arrow because our peers in our units selected us for the honor.

Oct 29, 2016   Chiefly Thoughts
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