Troops 250B & 250G,
May 10th is election night for the Order of the Arrow (OA) during our regular Monday night Troop meeting. We will be meeting in person at Grace Presbyterian Church.
We must have over 50% of the youth members present at the meeting to hold the election. Plan on being at the meeting to vote, no absentee ballot allowed! Bring a pen or pencil to fill out your ballot. Current OA Brothers, please wear your sash.
Voting for youth candidates will be based on their spirit of brotherhood, cheerfulness (no matter how tiresome their duties), and a willingness to give unselfish and wholehearted service to others at all times.
Take a moment to watch the following video to learn about the OA and the election process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rgtzffgvlg
To learn more about the membership requirements, refer to this page: https://oa-bsa.org/about/membership
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society, its purpose is to:
– Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
– Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every – Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
– Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
– Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
The results of the election will remain sealed until the OA call out ceremony at summer camp.