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New Jersey State Police Camporee

Every three years, Scouts from across the state of New Jersey and beyond come together for the New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee. With over eight thousand attendees, it will be the largest Scouting event held in the state of New Jersey this year.

Jan 14, 2018   OA Today
Octoraro Lodge Fundraiser - Buzz the Beard

Octoraro Lodge of Chester County, Pennsylvania, recently held an innovative event to raise money for their council camp, Camp Horseshoe. Founded in 1928, Camp Horseshoe has experienced the loss of hundreds of pine trees per year, making some areas very dangerous.

Jan 14, 2018   OA Today
Area W-4 Areaclave

Conclave season for the Arrowmen of Sections W-4N and W-4S was very special this year, as it included an unique event - Areaclave. An “Areaclave” in this case is a joint-conclave held by two sections.

Jan 14, 2018   OA Today
Area C-1 Midwest Rally

The Midwest Rally is an area leadership training conference, where 11 lodges in the Central Region aimed to start on a path of success from the ground up. This event took place in October 2017, and was hosted at Camp Decorah by the Ni-Sanak-Tani Lodge.

Jan 14, 2018   OA Today
OAHA Foreman Feature

Aubrey Cover has recently returned from his second summer as a foreman for the OA Trail Crew (OATC) program at Philmont Scout Ranch. He first became interested in the OA Trail Crew program in 2011, a couple years before he had went as a participant.

Oct 03, 2017   OA Today
A Legacy of Service: Christiansen Appointed Western Region Chairman

After being a member of the Order of the Arrow (OA) for the past forty-five years and serving as an adviser at the chapter, lodge, and section level, Gary Christiansen was announced as the next Western Region chairman.

Oct 03, 2017   OA Today
Justin Abshire’s Link Between Success and Scouting

Arrowman Justin Abshire can always find something or someone interesting in New Orleans, even on days aside from Mardi Gras.

Oct 03, 2017   OA Today
Scouting Aboard the USS Ford

A stairway leads inside to a large photo of the 38th President of the United States of America proudly standing at a podium. Down the hall to the entry door, the presidential seal welcomes visitors. Through the door is a rounded room, with walls covered with memorabilia.

Oct 03, 2017   OA Today
Hike and camp, hack or NOAC? Find your next adventure!

The end of the OA’s record-breaking involvement at the national jamboree doesn’t have to be the end of your adventures of a lifetime. Hack, code and brainstorm at the OA Hackathon. Learn, compete and make new friends at NOAC 2018. Hike or paddle while giving back through OA High Adventure.

Aug 17, 2017   OA Today
Lodge History Resource Guide now available

The Lodge History Resource Guide was conceived during the Centennial National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) in 2015. At that time, many Arrowmen directed their attention to historical preservation, and everywhere sections and lodges benefited from their renewed focus.

Jun 14, 2017   OA Today
Meet the new OA Ocean Adventure!

The Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure (OAOA) program is charting a course for the remote and historic Dry Tortugas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jun 13, 2017   OA Today
New Lodge Debut: Erielhonan Lodge

There is a new lodge serving the Northeastern Ohio Scouting movement. Erielhonan (pronounced Erie-le-non) Lodge is the nation’s newest lodge as of the conclusion of the Section C-4A Conclave on May 21, 2017.

Jun 13, 2017   OA Today