Welcome new members! Congratulations on your induction into the Order of the Arrow or “OA,” the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. The Order’s first purpose is to recognize those, like you, who have been chosen by your peers as one who exemplifies the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. Exciting opportunities for service and leadership are available to you in whatever manner you choose. You now have the opportunity to take part in ALL Order of the Arrow activities including Order of the Arrow High Adventure, local leadership roles, and opportunities for Lodge and community service.
The easiest way a new member can become active in the Lodge is by coming to events. If you come to events you will be asked to help in some way; as an elangomat or to help on service projects. Coming to events is typically the best way to help you find what you want to do in the Lodge.
If you would like to take a more proactive approach, contact a chairman of one of the committees that interest you – their contact information is on page 2 of this newsletter. Each of the committee chairmen will be reaching out to those of you who signed up at Fall Ordeal to get you involved! Remember, once you have been an Ordeal member for 6 months, you are eligible to seal your membership in our Order by becoming a Brotherhood member.