Skip to main content

OA Today

News for all Arrowmen about what's happening today in the Order of the Arrow.

What’s in a theme?

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.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Staffing national events is a fun, challenging experience for Arrowmen

15,000 Arrowmen attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference last summer. Over 85 percent of them took in all the sights and sounds, enjoyed the program and had the experience of a lifetime.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Meet the 2016 national officers: Central Region Chief Logan Greene

Logan Greene wants to connect with every Arrowman in the Boy Scouts of America. Greene, 19, was elected 2016 Central Region Chief at the National Planning Meeting in December, has a big vision for the Order of the Arrow in its second century.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
The NEXT Factor

Do you have a great idea that you have always wanted to share with other Arrowmen? Something that is truly revolutionary, something that could change the Order of the Arrow as we know it? The next big idea? Your 2016 region chiefs are looking for you!

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
One-on-one with the OA’s new associate director

How long have you been a member of the Boy Scouts of America?  
I signed up as a Cub Scout in 1984. I’m a third generation Boy Scout and second generation Eagle Scout.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Mark Twain National Forest Site Dedication

In the summer of 2008, the Order of the Arrow looked to send 5,000 Arrowmen to five national forests across the country. This was called ArrowCorps5 and the purpose of this endeavor was to complete a massive service project which made an immense impact on the national forests.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
OA Director Clyde Mayer to retire after 22 years of service to the Order

Clyde Mayer has seen many changes in his 22 years as the OA director. As his tenure comes to an end with his retirement in late 2015 Mayer is reflecting on the past and his final NOAC as director.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Developing Youth Leaders Conference

Training is an integral part of the Order of the Arrow’s program.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Centennial Update: Andy Chapman appointed Southern Region chairman

When he became involved as a youth, he didn’t know where his path would take him, he just wanted events to run smoothly. The incoming Southern Region chairman, Andy Chapman, is proof that opportunities within the Order of the Arrow are endless.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Alibamu Lodge Builds Volleyball Court

Ask any Scout or Scouter about his camp adventures as a youth and there will almost always be a reference to outdoor sports. These range from catch to ultimate frisbee and anything in between.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
2016 OA Service Grant Recipients

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.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Section chief hikes it up for OATC

Ask any of the hundreds of current and former section chiefs and they’ll tell you the same thing: the job takes a mindset.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today