News for all Arrowmen about what's happening today in the Order of the Arrow.
As Arrowmen around the country settled down for the holidays, members of Ajapeu Lodge of the Washington Crossing Council, headquartered in Pipersville, PA, laced up their boots and ventured to the Sol and Rose Preserve on the chilly Saturday morning of December 10th.
Mikanakawa Lodge of the Circle Ten Council in Dallas, Texas, recently held an American Indian Affairs weekend. This was a new event for lodge, and it was where Arrowmen were encouraged to build regalia for ceremonies or learn how to dance in different styles.
At their annual spring service weekend, one lodge decided to perform some community service in the local area where the event was held: Pipsico Scout Reservation, Chippokes State Park and the town of Claremont.
A Michigan lodge assembled an army of volunteers to help provide behind-the-scenes support for their annual council-wide camping event.
Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. For 2016, 29 lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $50,000 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.
If you attended the 2015 National OA Conference, you would be hard pressed to find someone who did not know the conference theme, It Starts With Us. This slogan represented a theme which radiated throughout the conference and sent a message to all of the guests and staff in attendance.