Project Magellan

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 […]

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COVID Membership Allowances, 12/21/21

December 21, 2021: Update to Temporary Covid Policy Modifications Changed the Temporary Covid Policy Modifications: * Virtual camping will no longer count towards OA eligibility and the previous camping requirement, which includes a long-term camp of five (5) consecutive nights, is reinstituted, effective January 1, 2022.  Any virtual camping nights completed before January 1, 2022 may […]

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2021 Leadership Promotions

Congratulations to Nick Morey, chosen as the SOUTHERN REGION CHIEF for the 2021 term. From Ma-Nu Lodge, Nick was the 2019 Ma-Nu Lodge Chief and our Section Chief for 2020 and 2020-2021. Elections for SR-8 Section Chief for the remainder of the 2021 term will be held via virtual COC call on Sunday, January 24th, […]

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National Leadership Seminar / DYLC 2021

National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend conference focusing on the skills and characteristics of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members, as they seek to improve their service to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. Sept 24-26, […]

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Submit OA Photos/Videos

Has your troop, chapter or lodge held an event with someone taking photos or videos? The National OA Communications team would like to see what was captured, and possibly use it in upcoming media. For more details or to send items, go to oa-bsa.org/photo-submission

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2020 OA Service Grant – Washita

The following 2020 Service Grant was awarded within the Southern Region: Washita Lodge of the Cherokee Area Council, headquartered in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, will receive $3,300 to install solar generated electricity and LED lights at Camp McClintock.

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Thrive (OA growth tools)

A major review of our processes adds several new tools and best practices to support communication and membership growth of our lodges, including additional duties for the sections. For more details, check out: https://oa-bsa.org/thrive Once a candidate has been informed, a new welcome session is encouraged for them (and their parents) to overcome any induction […]

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Brotherhood, after 6 months

The national OA committee announced several changes related to OA. The most widespread change was allowing members to attain Brotherhood after just 6 months, effective immediately. Lodges will also benefit by updating the “Journey to Excellence” program (to the new Performance Measurement Program) and a stronger focus from the Sections on making their lodges higher […]

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Unit Election Resources

From Caleb Light’s presentation at the SR-8 CoC, 2/9/2019, this is the link for the Unit Elections packet: http://bit.ly/BestPracticesElectionPacket Speaking of lodge best practices, go here!

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