News for all Arrowmen about what's happening today in the Order of the Arrow.
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.
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.
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.
The Order of the Arrow is full of opportunities to serve. 2013 Northeast Region Chief Tyler Allen found these opportunities within his own lodge and abroad at the BSA’s high adventure bases.
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Buckskin Lodge, of Theodore Roosevelt Council #386 headquartered in Massapequa, NY, is a lodge steeped in history and tradition, dating back over ninety years. In 1923, an organization, dedicated to sincere interest in Indian lore, was founded in Camp Wauwepex of Nassau County Council.
Thousands of Americans have seen their neighborhoods submerged, their towns decimated and their homes lost. Record flooding in Louisiana created the largest disaster since Superstorm Sandy and the worst to hit the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina.