What is the OA?
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society.
Founded in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, the Order of the Arrow has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives for over 100 years. Today, the service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults provided by the Order of the Arrow are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help extend Scouting to America’s youth. The Order of the Arrow has over 160,000 members in lodges affiliated with more than 270 local BSA councils