News, ideas, and information for lodge leadership.
Ceremonies have been known as the foundation for the Order of the Arrow since its beginning. With the loud drum and the bellowing sounds of song echoing in the trees, ceremonies are a time for both new members and long-time Arrowmen to come together.
From July 16th, 2014 to December 31st, 2015, youth and adult Arrowmen will be able to commemorate our organization’s centennial by working to complete the Arrowman Service Award, also known as the “sash patch.” Indeed, the Order of the Arrow has a long history of awards for exemplary service to t
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.
Dear lodge leaders,
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.
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.