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Why join the OA?

As we prepare for elections to the Order of the Arrow this week, many boys have asked “why join the OA?”  I think everybody understands WHAT it is; scouting’s national honor society.  However, I find myself needing to explain WHY they should work to become a part of this order.  Here’s what I tell them… Being a member of the Order of the Arrow is a special honor.  It is reserved for boys who are diligently following our scouting principles.  These scouts believe in the Oath, Law, Motto and Slogan and work hard each day to live by those standards.  … Continue reading

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