The “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Foundation and the Order of the Arrow have generously granted twenty scholarships to assist youth Arrowmen committed to serving the OA and Scouting as members of the Operation Arrow. Learn more about these Arrowmen here.
Learn how you can participate in the oral history project at the 2017 National Jamboree.
The Green Bar Bill Hillcourt Foundation and the Order of the Arrow will grant a limited number of scholarships to assist youth Arrowmen committed to serving the OA and Scouting as members of the Operation Arrow staff.
Discover everything you need to know about staying clean at jamboree.
Learn more about how unique staffing the 2017 National Jamboree was.
A limited number of adult roles will be available on the Operation Arrow team as an adviser with one of our three primary program areas. In addition to this, the Order of the Arrow will enhance the overall jamboree experience with two adult-only staffs, the Aerial Sports Team and the Medical Transport Corps.
We’re excited to welcome you to what will be the largest-ever Order of the Arrow staff at a jamboree. While the summer of 2017 may seem like a long time from now, we wanted to begin sharing some critical information through the Operation Arrow Pulse. This internal staff bulletin will be distributed quarterly through the end of 2016 and more frequently as we approach the jamboree. We’ll share key updates, give you a glimpse into our planning efforts, and provide updates on the overall jamboree program.
What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?
Familiarize yourself with important travel information to and from the jamboree.
Here are the steps to request your tentmate by May 5.
Learn how to use the Operation Arrow app to stay up-to-date with key information and updates as you fuel Scouting’s adventure at jamboree.
Find out more about the official app for all jamboree attendees.
Uncover all the details of your role on unit arrival day and during the stadium shows.
Daily reminders to maximize your stay in your home away from home.
Now that you’ve fueled Scouting’s adventure, discover diverse opportunities for fun and fellowship at national and world Scouting events during the next two years.
Discover the remarkable and educational program provided by the OA Indian Village.
In 2017, the Indian Village will return to lead an informative and engaging cultural journey. For those staffing this program area, click here for several updates from our leadership team.
Since the jamboree moved to the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the OA has utilized the Indian Village as a unique opportunity to reach every participant on a more intimate level.
Hosted by OA recreation, the campfire-style program promises to be a forum for international Scouts and Scouters, Venturers, Explorers and all staff.
JamboLink is the location for all news leading up to and through the 2017 National Jamboree.
The Jamboree Shows Team is actively looking for Scouts and Scouters to serve as actors and stage managers.
The National Leadership Gathering recognized the “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Scholarship recipients as well as the jamboree vice chiefs for their hard work during Operation Arrow.
Our national chief and vice chief welcome you to what will be the largest-ever Order of the Arrow staff at a jamboree with a special message.
Read about the discussion with 2017 National Chief Forrest Gertin surrounding staffing Operation Arrow.
Discover more about this opportunity to experience wild and wonderful West Virginia during the jamboree and how to RSVP here.
Reunite with OAHA crew members and foremen, meet fellow alumni and discover more about the unique high adventure programs offered by the OA.
The OA exhibit will share the story of the OA in intriguing ways at the 2017 National Jamboree. Discover what to expect at this unique portion of the jamboree experience here.
Learn about how Trek Guides are instrumental in instructing jamboree participants to enjoy nature in an inspiring and meaning way, in conjunction with Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk.
Operation Arrow, the OA’s largest service initiative yet, will have a major presence at NEXT: A New Century. Find out how to #FuelScoutingsAdventure here!
Operation Arrow leadership will utilize a mobile app to send daily updates and host program information.
Learn more about how to take advantage of Slack, the team collaboration tool used by several of our committees, including Trek Guides and Service Corps.
Join us at 8pm on Wednesday, July 26th for the final Operation Arrow staff gathering.
Discover how the Trek Guides will introduce an opportunity for Scouts to join National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek on his 21,000-mile worldwide trek.
More than 750 youth Arrowmen will answer the call to serve in Operation Arrow by staffing one of the Order of the Arrow program areas at the National Scout Jamboree, which include the Service Corps, Trek Guides and Indian Village.
Do you have a special skill? Learn how you can participate in our talent competition during the national jamboree.
Discover the many important roles that adults have on Operation Arrow staff.
Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? One Project 2013 alumni shares his insight on a trusted advisor for all types of weather: a rain jacket.
Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? One Project 2013 alumni advocates for an important item that will keep you hydrated in all types of weather: a water bottle.
Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? One Project 2013 alumni wants to ensure that all Operation Arrow staff members bring an important item that will keep their feet happy and healthy: a pair of sturdy hiking boots.
Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? One item of critical importance when attending an extended camping or hiking trip is none other than a durable flashlight.
Looking for essentials to pack as you prepare to #FuelScoutingsAdventure in 2017? Read about gear recommendations from Project 2013 alumni and review the full packing list.
Learn how Operation Arrow staff honored the OA’s 102nd birthday.
Join international Scouts, Venturers and youth staff to show off your funky fresh rhymes and sweet singing in the Operation Arrow Recreation Area!
Explore how you can take a break from your daily routine and join the ultimate relaxation demonstration.
Operation Arrow staff reflect on the OA’s history of jamboree service through an inspiring ceremony.
Find out about tonight’s ceremony at the Summit Circle where we will Return to Our Roots and learn about the history of the OA at the jamboree.
Learn how you can submit your favorite photos and videos from jamboree to be a part of history.
In 1950, the OA Service Corps led a very small staff of 36 Arrowmen to provide service to the national Scout jamboree. Over the last 67 years, the OA has significantly expanded its role from just these few dedicated Arrowmen to over 200 Arrowmen serving the jamboree.
Learn how to vote for which of your favorite Star Wars movies will make the screen tonight at the Recreation Movie Theater.
Staff members offer some of the best tips and tricks to get through the remaining week of our 2017 program of emphasis.
Read this special letter from the Operation Arrow key leadership.
Throughout the 2017 National Jamboree, each unit will have the unique opportunity to experience the Arrowmen-led trek on one of five days. Learn more about the responsibilities of Trek Guides, one of the three main program areas of Operation Arrow, here.
Several supporting teams will work together in the Operation Arrow headquarters throughout the 2017 National Jamboree. Discover what to expect from these interdependent teams here.
Find all the must-know information as you welcome 25,000 participants to the jamboree.
Discover a multitude of fun things to do in your free time at jamboree.
In December, section chiefs from around the country elected the youth leaders who will plan and execute Operation Arrow, the OA’s massive service effort at the 2017 National Jamboree. Learn more about our youth leadership team here.
The 2017 region chiefs are inviting you to participate in a special gathering at the jamboree!