OA Troop Representative

Do You Have an OA Troop Representative?

"Let it be remembered that the Order of the Arrow was created to help the unit - to help it present its membership a better ideal of the inner qualities of the good scout camper. Qualities of character, like cheerfulness and service are hard for a boy or a man to understand in the abstract. They come easier when seen in human life.

Let us realize the significance of the Order in the unit - for the unit is our best hope in scouting."

Dr. E. Urner Goodman
Founder, Order of the Arrow

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OA Troop Representative Job Description:

An Order of the Arrow Troop representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA Lodge or chapter and his troop.. In his troop, he serves as a communication and programmatic link to the Arrowmen and adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He does this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge and purpose of the Order. By setting a good example, he enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to his troop. This new role will increase the opportunities for youth Arrowmen to stay active in the OA and to continue providing leadership and service in their troops. Scouts may use this new position to meet the leadership requirements for the Star, Life, or Eagle ranks.

OA Troop Representative Duties:

  • Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop
  • Encourages year-round and resident camping in the troop
  • Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs
  • Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects
  • Assists with leadership skills training in the troop
  • Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop
  • Encourages Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in lodge activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members
  • Sets a good example
  • Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly
  • Lives by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Obligation of the Order
  • Shows Scout Spirit


OA Troop Representative Qualifications:

  • Must be under 18 years of age
  • Appointed by SPL with SM approval
  • OA Member in good standing

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