Are you excited about going to NOAC 2020, but unsure how your lodge can raise enough money? Hopefully your lodge leadership is already thinking about fundraising and may have even started already.
Each one of us has that special council camp we call home. It could be where we had our first campout, where we earned our first merit badge or maybe even where we went through our Ordeal and became part of something greater.
The Order of the Arrow Innovation Award was established in 2012 to recognize chapters and lodges for developing creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced during the implementation of their annual program plans. Up to two awards in each region are presented annually.
The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award was established in 1969 as a tribute and testimonial to the Order's founder. Its purpose is to encourage and challenge Order of the Arrow members and lodges to improve their effectiveness in promoting and supporting Scout camping in their council.
The Order of the Arrow is pleased to announce the selection of eight lodges for the National Service Award. Established in 1999, the National Service Award recognizes up to two lodges in each region that have performed outstanding qualitative and quantitative service for their council.
In the summer of 1992, three young Arrowmen had an idea that would soon change the Order of the Arrow as a whole, envisioning a service program at Philmont Scout Ranch for OA members. At its inception in 1995, the program was intended to be run for only one summer and only one project.
Over the course of 2019, the OA will be looking at ways to improve lodges. This initiative is known as Focus 2019 and is comprised of inductions, activations and elections for lodges. Section chiefs from across the nation have divided themselves into committees designed around these three core programs.