What is the Order of the Arrow?

For 99 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.

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  • 2014 Vigil & Founders Award nomination links Vigil:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oJwN6D6urQgiDgWrR2GaZrgw0qE9ctoFnFRCPqUQJdo/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_linkFounders Award:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SgVkGiKY7xyTn1ApfcCQKxmu2iJy67t7x9VKOBvsTPE/viewform?c=0&w ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 7:14 PM by Lodge Adviser
  • updated Lodge By-Laws approved & signed After months of study and comparing the 2000 version of the lodge by-laws, as well as an unsigned 2005 update, the youth members of the Lodge Executive Committee (LEC ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 2:32 AM by Lodge Adviser
  • new Choseon (Korea) Adviser named I am honored to announce the appointment of Samuel "Sam" Ponce as the new Choseon Clan Adviser (Korea). With Sam’s knowledge and experience with OA, I have no doubt ...
    Posted May 11, 2014, 8:57 PM by Lodge Adviser
  • Are You Ready for NOAC 2015? The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2014, 4:16 PM by Web Admin Achpateuny Lodge
  • new Vigils announced Congrats to the following members who were nominated by another member, selected by an all-youth selection committee, and approved by the National OA Office:Youth Vigils (4)Jonathan Chen ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2014, 5:27 AM by Lodge Adviser
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Achpateuny Lodge, Far East Council, BSA