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Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow

Scouting’s National Honor Society


For more than 95 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, developing leaders, 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, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

Arrowmen new to the OA, might find the Jump Start for New Arrowmen helpful. Register online for Spring Ordeal. Other OA information is available at Talidandaganu' Lodge #293's own web site.