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Learn about NEXT: A New Century

This summer, lodge and section leadership from across the country will be invited to Indiana University for a new kind of training experience.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger, NEXT 2016
Lodge Ledger: Changes coming to Journey to Excellence program

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.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Top ten tips for unit elections season

The information on this page may not reflect the changes to the Order of the Arrow membership requirements effective February 1, 2019.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Updates from the NEXT onsite

Recently, the key leadership team for the 2016 national program of emphasis, NEXT: A New Century, gathered at Indiana University Bloomington to complete the NEXT planning process.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger, NEXT 2016
Lodge Ledger: Talking trash - Arrowmen adopt a road

Seeking a way to serve the community, the Old Dominion Chapter of Amangamek Wipit Lodge in the National Capital Area Council found it right on the side of the road.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Making a great ceremonial team

Ceremonialists are a unique group of Arrowmen. If you walk through every council camp, you will likely not find a lodge ceremony ring identical or a team that performs the same way.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Occoneechee Lodge Black Friday Contest

Last fall, Occoneechee Lodge held a unique contest, where its respective chapters embarked on a battle to see which chapter could get the most members signed up for its section conclave first. The competition started shortly before Thanksgiving when registration opened for the conclave.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
SR-7A Ceremonies Weekend

On the weekend of April 15 - 17th, over 60 participants arrived at Camp T. Brady Saunders in the beautiful Heart of Virginia Council.

Jul 13, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Help needed to complete NEXT service project

Order of the Arrow membership is not a recognition. It is a call to serve. People embrace the Order not to join a group, but to make a difference. 

Jul 13, 2016   Lodge Ledger, NEXT 2016
Operation Arrow at NEXT

As we get closer to July 2017, planning for the Order of the Arrow’s presence at the 2017 National Jamboree is in full swing! Operation Arrow staff is already over 45% full, and we are eagerly accepting applications from youth Arrowmen ages 16-20 to fill the remaining spots.