Order of the Arrow
Troop 443 OA Representative: Luke Eskaros
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s national honor society. Its membership fulfills the Order’s purpose of recognizing those who exemplify Scouting’s values, promoting responsible outdoor adventure, developing young leaders, and crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
Established in 1915, the OA emphasizes service to the unit. In this way, Arrowmen give back to their troops with the leadership skills and values of service learned through the Order.
The Order’s program complements the troop’s, providing valuable leadership training programs, world-class high adventure opportunities, and exciting national conferences. Members of the Order of the Arrow are chosen through an election process at a troop meeting.
Being apart of the Order of the Arrow is completely an individual choice. The Troop has always had several members of the brotherhood. Adult leaders of the Troop will do what we can to help all scouts and adults who are interested in joining.
Dues for the OA are completely separate from the yearly Troop dues. All OA dues and events are the scout and parent responsibility to take care of online.
The Troop will include the OA calendar on its main calendar.
Troop 443 encourages scouts with interest in finding out more about OA to speak to our Troop representative.