What to Expect in As a member of the Order of the Arrow, there is a lot to look forward to during this upcoming year. The spring will kick off with OA PhilBreak , an exciting opportunity designed to provide meaningful service to Philmont in March following the forest fires of June will bring the second-ever OA Hackathon, where Arrowmen will explore the changing landscape of technology, and how it can apply to the Order of the Arrow. This year will also host a year-long initiative: Since then, it has grown to become an annual tradition with up to 1, people in attendance.
Guide to Inductions | Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America
By Lisa Donchak Initiation ceremonies are rarely so rigorous. This one takes at least two days and involves a hour vow of silence, smaller-than-usual meals and strenuous manual labor in the wilderness. Not only that, but the ceremonies, which include colorful, feathery and elaborate Native American costumes, are complex enough to require multiple diagrams and pages and pages upon text and pre-written scripts to explain. The organization, founded in , is made up of peer-elected scouts who best exemplify the ideals of scouting. OA is very family-oriented, and there is no upper age limit. Often, fathers and sons will be initiated together, and in many cases, whole families are involved in the organization. But because of its history and reputation as a conservative organization, OA has not been free of controversy.
Urner Goodman , a newly hired field executive for the Philadelphia Council , was assigned to serve as director of the council's summer camp at Treasure Island Scout Reservation on the Delaware River. He believed that the summer camp experience should do more than just teach proficiency in Scoutcraft skills; rather, the principles embodied in the Scout Oath and Scout Law should become realities in the lives of Scouts. Along with his assistant camp director, Carroll A. Edson , he started an experimental program, Wimachtendienk "Brotherhood" in the Lenape language , to recognize those Scouts best exemplifying those traits as an example to their peers.
The representative will meet with each unit to discuss which Scouts are participating in OA programs. For questions about the Order of the Arrow program, please refer to www. During the summer camp season, feel free to call us at camp! The following events are offered in our weekly program schedule for the Order of the Arrow at camp.