Order of the Arrow
THE MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE ORDER OF THE ARROW
For more than 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
- Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
- Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
- Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
- Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
Induction Weekend COVID-19 Update
Both the May Induction Weekend scheduled for May 15-17 and the June Induction Weekend scheduled for June 19-21 have been canceled. Scouts and Scouters with registrations for the May or June weekend can transfer their registration over to the September weekend, or they may request a full refund. Currently, we are still accepting registrations for our September 25-27 weekend.
- Register for an Induction Weekend
- 2020 Member Dues
- Eagle Scout Certificate and Patch Request
- Northeast Region Website
- National Website