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Scholarship Fund, OA & Handbook Modifications

Scholarship Fund

Troop 370 has a scholarship fund to aid any Scouts that need financial help with any facet of being a Scout (uniform, trip fees, etc.). Individuals may donate to the fund at any time. The scholarships are funded from within the Troop and also through community organizations and businesses. If your company provided matching funds for community donations please discuss with the Scoutmaster.

Any funds that are given from the Scholarship fund will require the scout and his family to work at all fund raisers.

Parents or Scouts needing financial assistance with trip fees, uniform, etc., should contact the Scoutmaster. All requests and disbursements are kept strictly confidential.

Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is an organization of honored campers within the Boy Scouts of America. Its primary purpose is Service to Others. Candidates must be at least First Class, have camped outdoors at least 15 nights during the previous two years, and attended a long-term camp. The Scoutmaster must recommend all candidates. Candidates for the OA are elected annually by a majority of fellow Troop members, usually in February or March. After the election, they must complete a test of service during a weekend “ordeal” hosted by the local council OA Lodge. As with any Boy Scout activity or event, the OA is “boy run” by elected and appointed youth leaders, and is well supervised by adult Scouter “Arrowmen.”

The Troop Committee may also nominate one eligible adult, each year, to join the OA.

Modification of Rules and Regulations

It is understood that these rules and regulations regarding the operation of Troop 370 may be modified as time and circumstances dictate. In all cases the Troop Committee will approve any modifications and all scouts and their parents/guardians will be notified in writing.