Tag Archives: Order of the Arrow

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Apr 04, 2016

The Ties Of Brotherhood

My Ordeal, the overnight experience where I was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, tested and stretched my capabilities. Almost none of the others in attendance were familiar to me. I felt very alone. Little did I know how much that would change. While my first OA brothers were friends from my home troop, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 07, 2015

What is the Order of the Arrow?

As we begin to commemorate 100 years of Arrowmen Service, we pause to offer these facts: What is the Order of the Arrow? The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. Purpose The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold: To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath […]

By Community Submission
Dec 22, 2014

Thoughts from the Chief

“The Order’s first purpose is to recognize those who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.” (oa-bsa.org) The Order of the Arrow is not a new scout troop for boys to attend exclusively; in fact it is meant to be in addition to your regular scout troop attendance. All adults involved with […]

By Myrle Astrope
Jul 09, 2014

A “Yeoman’s Effort”

William Peterson, Alpine District Camping Committee Chairman, achieved a 100% on the “2013 Camping Activity Report” for all 301 units in the Alpine District. How was this accomplished? In his own words, Peterson stated: “This last spring, the Hotametaneo’o Chapter of the Order of the Arrow delivered camp promotion packets to the homes of each […]