The Order of the Arrow is streamlining our structure while preserving national youth leadership opportunities! The National OA Committee has voted to approve a final prototype from the Project Magellan task force that will maintain current section boundaries while transitioning to two regions:
- Recent changes within the BSA deemed the OA’s four-region structure financially and operationally unsustainable.
- The two-region structure provides continued opportunities for many young people to lead at the national level while streamlining the OA’s structure to focus on the local level—the bedrock of our organization.
- The National Service Territories (NST) were designed as a collaborative network to support councils as they deliver Scouting in their geographic areas.
- Every lodge was invited to provide feedback on this structure before it was finalized and indicated widespread support.
The current 8 lodges that make up Southern Region section 8 will become Gateway Region (western US) section 4.
For more details, check out the national Project Magellan pages.