New NOAC 2015 Promo Videos
Have an upcoming lodge or chapter banquet? Looking for a way to start promoting NOAC 2015? New NOAC 2015 promotion videos are now available for download and play back! The videos can be found in the Lodge Resource Pak.
Excellence Forms and Certificates
Updated Unit of Excellence forms and certificates are available. These include
The new forms and certificate are available
- Unit of Excellence Award for Youth and Adult
- Unit of Excellence Award Lodge Ribbon Order Form
- Unit of Excellence Award Scout Master Certificate
- Unit of Excellence Award Coach Certificate
National Bulletin - Fall 2013 Edition
The Fall 2013 National Bulletin is now available. This edition includes
highlights and a photo spread of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, an
Arrowman is recognized with the Boy Scouts of America's Honor Medal,
the Maury Clancy Indian Campership Fund, and local news from around the nation!
Be sure to check out the last page with stats on the 466 Arrowmen that made
the 2013 Jamboree a great success with over 31,000 hours of service!
The Fall 2013 edition is
Ask the Chairman Questions
National OA Chairman Ray Capp has been reading and answering your questions.
This time he answered two questions. The first is on
becoming part of a national committee. The second answers if a lodge chief needs to sign his own Vigil petition.
Last time he answered two questions on the election requirement of days and nights camping for time spent at the Jamboree. Click here for the first camping question and answer and
click here for the second.
2014 Lodge Charter Renewal and Journey To Excellence
The Lodge Charter Renewal and Journey to Excellence (JTE) Instructions and Workbook are now available.
This year the charter and JTE petitions have been combined into a single form for lodges to submit. Lodges have the option of submitting their petitions in 2013 through either OA LodgeMaster or via e-mail.
Click here for the instructions and guidelines for the charter renewal process and the Journey to Excellence.
Click here for the Charter Renewal and the Journey to Excellence workbook.
The signed charter renewal application must be received or post marked by December 31, 2013.
2013 Innovation Award
The National Order of the Arrow Innovation Award seeks to recognize chapters and lodges for their efforts in improving our program and provides a means to chronicle the best ideas, promoting and sharing them nationwide as "best practices." Petitions are due by December 31, 2013. The petition is available
here in the Forms Section.
Unit of Excellence Award Order Form Now Posted
The order form for the Unit of Excellence Award is now available in the Forms Section. Click Here
Guide for Staff Advisers
The National Order of the Arrow is proud to present the Guide for Staff Advisers which provides information on the Order of the Arrow for professional Scouters, especially those who have recently taken on a role related to the OA. It also includes information for professional Scouters who appoint professional or volunteer Scouters to OA-related positions. Staff Advisers and professional Scouters are encouraged to download and read this new guide
Help Shape the OA's 100th Anniversary: Identity Contest Open Now
Submissions are now being accepted for the Order of the Arrow's 100th Anniversary Identity Contest. With the thematic concept of "Centuries of Service" chosen for 2015, Arrowmen are invited to submit their ideas for the integrated identity.
Read the contest details here.
2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference
In two short years the 2015 National Order of the
Arrow Conference will be at Michigan State University during the week of
August 3 to 8. This NOAC will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the
Order! Plans are already under way for
lodges to participate in this historic event.
Put NOAC 2015 on your calendar today (August 3-8, 2015)!
Two New Best Practices
The National Order of the Arrow is proud to present the next in the Best
Practice series. Two new
Best Practices are now available:
- Lodge Budget - Take control of your lodge budget by using this detailed template. With a mastery of the lodge's finances, you can focus on controlling costs and maximizing the impact of the lodge's service.
- Awards and Recognition - Think outside the box when choosing how best to recognize servant-leaders in your lodge. This best practice offers suggestions to properly recognize your lodge or chapter members.
100th Anniversary Celebration in 2015
The Order of the Arrow is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015, and we
want you to join us as we commemorate this milestone! Information is already
being posted for the upcoming year-long celebration.
Read more about what will be coming in less than 2 years!
Unit of Excellence Award Information Updated
The Unit of Excellence Award information has been updated with a new
Sample Letter. The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award seeks to identify those units,
and the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into their
annual planning. This award is intended to provide a tool for lodges to
recognize, incentivize, and operationalize unit-level participation in Order of
the Arrow programs.