Eligibility and Requirements

 

GENERAL

  • Order of the Arrow REGISTRATION (Dues)
    • Registration expires December 31 of every year
    • Dues are $10.00 per person
    • You must be currently registered in the Boy Scouts of America
    • If you do not re-register, you cannot take part in OA functions nor will you get any mailings

  • OA ELIGIBILITY:
    • Elections take place before June each year
    • First Class Scout Rank before the election
    • 15 nights of outdoor camping within past 2 years
      • Must include 5 consecutive nights long-term resident camping
      • Must include 10 nights of overnight, short-term BSA camping
    • Must have approval of the Scoutmaster
    • Must be elected by 50% of Troop Scouts casting a Ballot 
    • These requirements can be located on the OA Official Website:

 

  • ELECTIONS:
    •  Spring of each year, before June 1.
    •   NO elections will be held at camp.
    •  ALL elections MUST be done by a lodge trained election team
      • Will be held during the regular Troop Meeting
      • Please review the eligibility requirements

  • OA CALLOUT CEREMONY:
    •  Held during Texas Trails Summer Camp

  • Fellowship Weekends:
    • Usually will provide opportunities for Ordeal and/or Brotherhood
    • Click here for complete Details

ELIGIBILITY

  • ORDEAL ELIGIBILITY
    • Properly elected by your unit
    • Attend the full Ordeal Weekend, starting Friday evening through Sunday morning.
  • NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION - ONLINE:

  • BROTHERHOOD ELIGIBILITY:
    • 10 Months of Membership & Service since attaining Ordeal
    • Memorize the signs of OA membership
      • Obligation
      • Song
      • Admonition
      • Sign of Ordeal Membership
      • OA Handclasp
    • Advance in your understanding of the Ordeal
    • Serve your unit
    • Plan for service in your lodge
    • Review your progress
  • VIGIL ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENTS
    • Two years of cheerful service since attaining Brotherhood
    • Nominated by other current Brotherhood and Vigil members
    • Selected by a selection committee based upon a ratio of no more adults than youth
    • Maximum number to be selected is based upon lodge membership of 1 for every 50 members registered during re-charter



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