What is OA? (Compilation of videos.)

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is not a secret society. It is the honor society of the Boy Scouts of America or today’s Scouts BSA. These three videos explain a lot of the mystery without revealing or spoiling the traditions. It observes and preserves the tradition of the order. This video series of “Heinz 57” is intended to help you “Catch-up”. Many new adult leaders are unaware of the organization and traditions within scouting.

🌎 Order of the Arrow Website: https://oa-bsa.org

▶ OA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/oabsa

🌐 Wiki Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Arrow

🎬 What’s the Order of the Arrow about? https://youtu.be/rK3dULQ-vFM

🎬 I’ve Been Elected to the Order of the Arrow… Now What? Ordeal? https://youtu.be/U1SEax7-51k

🎬 I’m an Ordeal Member… Now What? https://youtu.be/v9w0Dn2Cl_I

I’m an Ordeal Member… Now What? 🏹

Ordeal membership is meant to be temporary. You only do ordeal once! The ordeal is a big thing but not the only thing that Order of the Arrow is about. This is the start of your membership process. In a short time, you will be invited to finish and seal your membership as a Brotherhood. Avoid becoming a “Sash-N-Dash” or a “Flapper”. Giving service back to your unit is the primary concern. OA Rep & OA-ASM are a directly related position within the unit. When should you wair that new ordeal sash? Pocket Flap? Going to OA events? What about fellowships, Conclaves, and NOAC. Attending OA Chapter meetings (often at Roundtable). Getting ready to complete your membership with Brotherhood.

⚜️ Note: ScouterStan uses the term “boys” in this video to identify OA brothers. ScouterStan is old and predates the introduction of girls into the Order of the Arrow. He is working on it and will try to refer to all Boys & Girls as Scouts and OA Brothers. (Everyone in the OA is a “Brother” regardless of gender.)

🌎 The Order of the Arrow Website: https://oa-bsa.org

🌎 Jumpstart for New Arrowmen: http://jumpstart.oa-bsa.org

📄 (In case you lost it or didn’t get one…) Upon a Lofty Journey SOA: http://www.scouterstan.com/storage/OrderoftheArrow-InductionBooklet1-UponaLoftyJourney.pdf

🎬 I’ve Been Elected to the Order of the Arrow… Now What? Ordeal? 🏹: https://youtu.be/U1SEax7-51k

🎬 What’s the Order of the Arrow about? 🏹: https://youtu.be/rK3dULQ-vFM

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What’s the Order of the Arrow about? 🏹

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the Scouts BSA National Honor Society. The OA was founded by Urner Goodman and Carroll Edson in 1915. Founded on the principles of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service. The OA is NOT a secret society. “Discreetness helps enhance the experience.” Youth Protection is always in effect. Everyone in the OA is referred to as “brothers” regardless of gender. The order is a Brotherhood of all honored scouts. The Order of the Arrow is youth lead. Adults fulfill an advisory, mentoring, and non-voting role. Depending on your location, elections are held with all scout troops and venture crews once a year. The adult leadership of each unit is contacted by the OA lodge or chapter youth to make election arrangements. Elected candidates go threw a voluntary “ordeal” to start the membership prosses. Later ordeal members can complete their membership by going threw brotherhood. Many unit leaders are concerned that the OA will distract the older scouts away from their unit. OA membership helps retain the interest of older scouts and keeps them involved in the unit leadership.

🌎 Order of the Arrow Website: https://oa-bsa.org
OA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/oabsa
🌐 Wiki Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Arrow

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