News, ideas, and information for lodge leadership.
The Journey to Excellence (JTE) program was created by the Order of the Arrow (OA) a few years ago, and its purpose is to focus on the success and improvement of lodges. In order for my home lodge, Skyuka Lodge, to succeed in JTE, we go through several processes and program additions.
Since 2012, Journey to Excellence (JTE) has been used to help lodges evaluate their performance, plan for the future and develop better, more effective programs.
Anyone who has spent time in the Order of the Arrow knows that it is designed to be a youth-led organization. In order for the Scouting program to be successful, it needs to have quality youth who serve as trained leaders given the proper tools to succeed.
In 1969, the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award was established in honor of the Order of the Arrow's co-founder. This award was developed with the vision of inspiring lodges to increase their efforts in camp promotions.
Calling all Arrowmen! Are you interested in journalism, photography or video production? If so, the Arrowmen Press Corps (APC) will enable you to combine your passion with the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen Press Corps representatives will sign up as members of their local lodge.
Registration is open! This June 22nd to 28th, the national Order of the Arrow committee is sponsoring its annual adviser's conference at the Philmont Training Center (PTC) in Cimarron, NM.
Every year, lodges recognize their members with distinctions such as the Founder’s Award and the Vigil Honor. However, in 2015, lodges have the opportunity to present an award that will only be bestowed once.
The Order of the Arrow began the implementation of Journey to Excellence in 2012. Due to its incorporation into the lodge recharter process, every lodge in the Order participated in the past year's JTE program.