Woa Cholena Lodge

Some of you may have Scouts BSA or Venturers in your families who are in the process of becoming members of the Order of the Arrow. Just when you thought you were getting a grasp on Scouting, they threw something new at you!

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), composed of Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives as elected by their peers. Members are dedicated to the ideal of “cheerful service”. They also encourage other Scouts to participate in camping events.

To be eligible, Scouts must be First Class rank or higher. Venturers must have earned the Discovery Award.  Scouts and Venturers must have 15 days and nights of camping in the past two years. That must include one long term camp (summer camp), but you cannot count more than one long term camp when counting up nights. Members are elected by the members of their Troop – including those who are not OA members.

OA members are dedicated to the ideal of “cheerful service”. They also encourage other Scouts to participate in camping events.

To be eligible, Scouts must be First Class rank or higher. Venturers must have earned the Discovery Award.  Scouts and Venturers must have 15 days and nights of camping in the past two years. That must include one long term camp (summer camp), but you cannot count more than one long term camp when counting up nights. Members are elected by the members of their Troop – including those who are not OA members.

As reported from the Order of the Arrow website:

As our communities begin to emerge from sheltering in place and we adjust to our new “normal,” the Order of the Arrow will seek to help Lodges re-engage in their activities, support their local council, and provide cheerful service to their communities.

Goals and Objectives of this plan:

  • Provide lodges with suggestions and support to maintain an active, robust program that will attract membership participation
  • Maintain a priority for compliance with BSA and local health and safety guidelines
  • Focus on meeting the needs of the youth membership by providing structured activities that appeal to their desire for fellowship and fun while remaining consistent with our core principles and purpose.
  • Continue our focus on enhancing membership.
  • Maintain a sense of optimism as we develop a pathway that will ensure the future growth and relevance of the OA within Scouting and our nation.

Upcoming Woa Cholena Events

 

Until further notice all youth and adult participants must submit Event Waiver and PreEvent Checklist upon check-in. No walk-ins or day of participants are allowed due to safety policies. Refunds are given, following the MAC Refund Policy.