Re: OA expectations
W. Scott Smith (JamesRiver@MCI2000.COM)
Fri, 3 Jul 1998 18:25:11 -0400
Expectations of an adult OA member:
This is a highly subjective issue, and my opinions hail from my tenure as a
youth OA officer, not as an adult member (since I'm 22yo).
The Order of the Arrow is a youth led organization. Adults are called upon
to provide guidance to youth officers or to do jobs that will help the youth
achieve a higher level of leadership.
If you are a troop leader, your first call to service will be to help
transport boys to OA functions.
Your second call to service would be to work on whatever projects at camp
the OA coordinates.
Your third call would be to serve as an advisor to a youth officer or to
serve on a committee in some capacity.
The first two items generally require little time other than the actual
lodge functions themselves (generally 2-4 a year).
The third item could require considerably more time, such as event planning,
making phone calls, etc.
I would say that, generally, as a new adult OA member, your time comittment
would fall somewhere between 2-4 weekends a year. As you get more involved,
you may want to attend meetings and larger events.
W. Scott Smith
From: James D Wellborn 325 795 2010 <WELLBOJ@MAIL.FIRN.EDU>
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Friday, July 03, 1998 5:46 PM
Subject: OA expectations
Since I'm not an Arrow-L person, I'll cast this net here.
If an adult were to accept an OA nomination, what would be the honorable
expectation of his time, effort, and contribution ?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City