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. OA service, activities, 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.
- 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
Order of the Arrow Elections
Once each year a chartered Boy Scout troop may hold a unit election to elect members of their troop to become members of the Order of the Arrow. Both youth and adult scouts can become members of the OA. New members aren't elected only by the OA members in the troop, everyone in the troop votes to ensure that Scouts are elected mostly of the people who are not OA members. If a troop has no active OA members, that’s fine. A unit election team, trained in the latest election policies, will visit a regular troop meeting at the invitation of the Scoutmaster to conduct the election.
Ma-Nu Lodge holds elections from September 15th through December 15th. Elections are not held during Summer Camp.
Lodge meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St, Moore, OK.
For more information see your Troop OA Representative or check out these resources:
Order of the Arrow, BSA Ma-Nu Lodge 133, Netami Chapter