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Membership Policy Transition


The OA has more than 160,000 active members located in lodges affiliated with over 270 BSA local councils. The National Order of the Arrow Committee passed a resolution in May of 2018 that changes their membership policies to align with changes approved by the Executive Board of the BSA. The new OA membership policy provides for OA elections in all Scouts BSA troops, Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships effective February 1st, 2019 and allows election of both male and female members of their units to the Order of the Arrow. This change in policy has resulted in numerous questions regarding how current policies and practices will be impacted at all levels within the OA. In this session we will be looking at the new membership policy transition and any changes in the delivery of the program.