Why does Operation Arrow staff #ChooseOA?Hike and camp, hack or NOAC? Find your next adventure!Thank you for fueling Scouting’s adventure!Operation Arrow’s adult-only staffsReturn to Our Roots Ceremony inspires Operation Arrow staffA day in the life on Operation Arrow staffKey Operation Arrow staff members recognized at National Leadership GatheringIndian Village at jamboree provides rewarding mountaintop experienceOA facilitates journal program with National Geographic Explorer Paul SalopekRecreation area to host karaokeOperation Arrow to host memorable closing gatheringInternational campfire to provide fellowship across culturesSurviving Operation ArrowEyes on EchoOA High Adventure program to hold memorable gathering during jamboreeNational OA Committee vice chairman Clint Takeshita thanks Operation Arrow staffSend us your Operation Arrow memoriesRecreation presents yoga class for staff to “D-Stress and stretch out”Staff pick movies to be shown in Recreation Movie TheaterWorldwide Scouts to unwind with Operation Arrow’s engaging activities2017 Oral History Project at the jamboreeWhat you need to know for unit arrival dayOrder of the Arrow’s 102nd birthday celebrated at jamboreeEssential mobilization documents available on Operation Arrow appReturning to Our Roots at the Summit CircleDiscover the Operation Arrow app!Operation Arrow’s Got Talent to provide showcase for staff members’ hidden talentsOA exhibit’s captivating atmosphere to showcase our brotherhoodYou’re invited: region gatheringsOperation Arrow staff to utilize Slack for team collaborationDownload the official app of the 2017 National JamboreeOperation Arrow releases official mobile app to communicate with staffNational chief leads online forum to answer Operation Arrow staff’s questions2017 Hillcourt Scholarship recipients announcedOperation Arrow will inspire thousands of Scouts through journal programIntroducing JamboLink: your direct link to all things #2017JamboA Scout is clean, and so is one’s wardrobe during the jamboree!New River Gorge offers remarkable whitewater adventure for Operation Arrow staffOperation Essentials - What to pack #6Choose your tentmates for jamboreeBSA announces key staff arrival and departure datesOperation Essentials - What to pack #5The Operation Arrow Region ChallengeJamboree shows audititionsYouth leaders begin final preparations for Operation ArrowNational chief and national vice chief invite you to fuel Scouting’s adventure!Operation Essentials - What to Pack #4Unified Operation Arrow headquarters team to bolster jamboree experienceAdult-only staffs to administer viable support to jamboree programOperation Essentials - What to Pack #3Indian Village staff update2017 William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt ScholarshipOperation Essentials - What to Pack #2Operation Arrow at NEXTIndian Village to transform into an interactive center for learning during Operation ArrowService Corps to provide integral support and long-lasting camaraderie during Operation ArrowAsk the Chairman - What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?Arrowmen: Welcome to Operation Arrow!Trek Guides to provide meaningful program and reflection during Operation ArrowOperation Arrow: Fueling Scouting’s Adventure

Jamboree 2017

2017 Hillcourt Scholarship recipients announced

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.

2017 Oral History Project at the jamboree

Learn how you can participate in the oral history project at the 2017 National Jamboree.

2017 William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Scholarship

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.

A Scout is clean, and so is one’s wardrobe during the jamboree!

Discover everything you need to know about staying clean at jamboree.

A day in the life on Operation Arrow staff

Learn more about how unique staffing the 2017 National Jamboree was.

Adult-only staffs to administer viable support to jamboree program

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.

Arrowmen: Welcome to Operation Arrow!

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.

Ask the Chairman - What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?

What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?

BSA announces key staff arrival and departure dates

Familiarize yourself with important travel information to and from the jamboree.

Choose your tentmates for jamboree

Here are the steps to request your tentmate by May 5.

Discover the Operation Arrow app!

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.

Download the official app of the 2017 National Jamboree

Find out more about the official app for all jamboree attendees.

Essential mobilization documents available on Operation Arrow app

Uncover all the details of your role on unit arrival day and during the stadium shows.

Eyes on Echo

Daily reminders to maximize your stay in your home away from home.

Hike and camp, hack or NOAC? Find your next adventure!

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.

Indian Village at jamboree provides rewarding mountaintop experience

Discover the remarkable and educational program provided by the OA Indian Village.

Indian Village staff update

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.

Indian Village to transform into an interactive center for learning during Operation Arrow

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.

International campfire to provide fellowship across cultures

Hosted by OA recreation, the campfire-style program promises to be a forum for international Scouts and Scouters, Venturers, Explorers and all staff.

Introducing JamboLink: your direct link to all things #2017Jambo

JamboLink is the location for all news leading up to and through the 2017 National Jamboree.

Jamboree shows audititions

The Jamboree Shows Team is actively looking for Scouts and Scouters to serve as actors and stage managers. 

Key Operation Arrow staff members recognized at National Leadership Gathering

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.

National OA Committee vice chairman Clint Takeshita thanks Operation Arrow staff

National chief and national vice chief invite you to fuel Scouting’s adventure!

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.

National chief leads online forum to answer Operation Arrow staff’s questions

Read about the discussion with 2017 National Chief Forrest Gertin surrounding staffing Operation Arrow.

New River Gorge offers remarkable whitewater adventure for Operation Arrow staff

Discover more about this opportunity to experience wild and wonderful West Virginia during the jamboree and how to RSVP here.

OA High Adventure program to hold memorable gathering during jamboree

Reunite with OAHA crew members and foremen, meet fellow alumni and discover more about the unique high adventure programs offered by the OA.

OA exhibit’s captivating atmosphere to showcase our brotherhood

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.

OA facilitates journal program with National Geographic Explorer Paul Salopek

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 at NEXT

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 releases official mobile app to communicate with staff

Operation Arrow leadership will utilize a mobile app to send daily updates and host program information.

Operation Arrow staff to utilize Slack for team collaboration

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.

Operation Arrow to host memorable closing gathering

Join us at 8pm on Wednesday, July 26th for the final Operation Arrow staff gathering.

Operation Arrow will inspire thousands of Scouts through journal program

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.

Operation Arrow: Fueling Scouting’s Adventure

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.

Operation Arrow’s Got Talent to provide showcase for staff members’ hidden talents

Do you have a special skill? Learn how you can participate in our talent competition during the national jamboree.

Operation Arrow’s adult-only staffs

Discover the many important roles that adults have on Operation Arrow staff.

Operation Essentials - What to Pack #2

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.

Operation Essentials - What to Pack #3

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.

Operation Essentials - What to Pack #4

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.

Operation Essentials - What to pack #5

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.

Operation Essentials - What to pack #6

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.

Order of the Arrow’s 102nd birthday celebrated at jamboree

Learn how Operation Arrow staff honored the OA’s 102nd birthday.

Recreation area to host karaoke

Join international Scouts, Venturers and youth staff to show off your funky fresh rhymes and sweet singing in the Operation Arrow Recreation Area!

Recreation presents yoga class for staff to “D-Stress and stretch out”

Explore how you can take a break from your daily routine and join the ultimate relaxation demonstration.

Return to Our Roots Ceremony inspires Operation Arrow staff

Operation Arrow staff reflect on the OA’s history of jamboree service through an inspiring ceremony.

Returning to Our Roots at the Summit Circle

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.

Send us your Operation Arrow memories

Learn how you can submit your favorite photos and videos from jamboree to be a part of history.

Service Corps to provide integral support and long-lasting camaraderie during Operation Arrow

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.

Staff pick movies to be shown in Recreation Movie Theater

Learn how to vote for which of your favorite Star Wars movies will make the screen tonight at the Recreation Movie Theater.

Surviving Operation Arrow

Staff members offer some of the best tips and tricks to get through the remaining week of our 2017 program of emphasis.

Thank you for fueling Scouting’s adventure!

Read this special letter from the Operation Arrow key leadership.

The Operation Arrow Region Challenge

Trek Guides to provide meaningful program and reflection during Operation Arrow

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.

Unified Operation Arrow headquarters team to bolster jamboree experience

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.

What you need to know for unit arrival day

Find all the must-know information as you welcome 25,000 participants to the jamboree.

Why does Operation Arrow staff #ChooseOA?

Worldwide Scouts to unwind with Operation Arrow’s engaging activities

Discover a multitude of fun things to do in your free time at jamboree.

Youth leaders begin final preparations for Operation Arrow

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.

You’re invited: region gatherings

The 2017 region chiefs are inviting you to participate in a special gathering at the jamboree!