Re: Order of the Arrow
Ted Burton (tedburtn@CRIS.COM)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 10:18:18 -0600
Steve Horvath wrote
>I have a question regarding the Order of the Arrow. How did they develop,
>and what is their criteria for initiation into their ranks?? From what I've
>read about the Order, they seem like a survivalist type organization,
>made up primarily of ex-scouts. Is that an accurate assessment?
Yee gods no!
Where did you ever get such an idea?
The OA is an honor society for scout campers, and a service organization.
It is boy-run probably to a greater extent than most Troops. It was founded
in 1915 at Philadelphia Council, and integrated into the BSA
administratively in the 40's or 50's.
Boys are elected into the OA by their Troop. All members of the Troop
present are eligible to vote. To be eligible to be elected the boy must
meet certain criteria. Contact your Council office for the name of the OA
advisor nearest to you, and give him a call!
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