What is the Order of the Arrow? The Order of the Arrow (a.k.a OA) is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. The OA promotes camping and service to the Blue Ridge Mountains Council. We are part of the Tuscarora Chapter of the Tutelo Lodge #161. Chapter meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month; from August to May, at Saint Luke's UMC in Danville, VA at 7pm. See Brian Brumfield if you need a ride.
How do you become involved in the OA? Scouts and Scouters who have been approved by their Scoutmaster and met several requirements are eligible for election by their Troop. Those requirements are you must be at least First Class in rank, and camped a minimum of 15 days in the past 2 years. Included in those 15 days is a long term camp, like summer camp. Adults nominees must meet the same requirements as Scouts, except for Rank. Adults are not elected but are approved by the Lodge Executive Committee. Once you are elected you must complete an Ordeal to become a member of the OA. Ordeals are held 3 times a year at the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in March, June and September. Once you are elected you must complete your Ordeal within 1 year or be re-elected. Troops are only allowed one Unit Election per year.
For more information about the OA see your OA Troop Rep or visit tutelo161.org.
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