The National Committee of the Order of the Arrow ensured the organization's primary duty to a Scout's unit be maintained through the Troop/Team Representative program.
This programmatic enrichment of the Order of the Arrow and BSA has enabled a Scout to act as a liaison between the OA and their troop or team by becoming a representative which, in addition, qualifies as a leadership position for rank advancement. In the unit, the representative acts as a link for communication and program in service to other Arrowmen as well as those Scouts and Scouters who are not members of the organization at present.
The program's goal is to strengthen the mission of the Lodge and the Boy Scouts of America, as well as the aiding of the attainment of the purpose of the Order. The representative's goal is to strengthen the image of the Order of the Arrow as a program enhancement in service of the unit.