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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Order of the Arrow?
  2. What is the purpose of the Order of the Arrow?
  3. When did the Order of the Arrow start?
  4. How many people are in the Order of the Arrow?
  5. How is a person elected into the Order of the Arrow?
  6. How can I get involved in the OA Lodge?
  7. What activities could the OA offer me?
  8. How big is Konepaka Ketiwa Lodge?
  9. Do you have another question not addressed here?



  1. What is Order of the Arrow?

    The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society.
  2. What is the purpose of the Order of the Arrow?

    The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold:

    • To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives
    • To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit
    • To promote Scout camping
    • To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others
  3. When did the Order of the Arrow start?

    The Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, Boy Scouts of America. It became an official program experiment in 1922 and was approved as part of the Scouting program in 1934.

    In 1948 the OA, recognized as the BSA's national brotherhood of honor campers, became an official part of the national camping program of the Boy Scouts of America.

  4. How many people are in the Order of the Arrow?

    The OA has more than 176,000 members located in lodges affiliated with approximately 327 BSA local councils.

  5. How is a person elected into the Order oif the Arrow?

    Scouts are elected to the Order by their fellow unit members, following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity team Coach. To become a member, a youth must be a registered member of a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team and hold First Class rank. The youth must have experienced fifteen days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The fifteen days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.

    Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition. Selected adult Scouters must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and provide a positive role model for the youth members of the lodge.

  6. How can I get involved in the OA Lodge?

    Some of the ways to get involved in OA is to contact your lodge chief (johns email) or you can attend a L.E.C. (Lodge Executive Committee) meeting. These meetings are held every second Sunday of the month. There you can get involved in a committee or a leadership position.

  7. What activities could the OA offer me?

    OA offers camping trips such as Conclaves, Section conclave, T.O.A.D. (Total Order of the Arrow Development) and NOAC (National Order or the Arrow Conference). Conclave is held in the Fall and Spring, it serves as an introduction to the OA. Section Conclave is held once in a year, it serves as a time for election of Section Officers. Section Conclave also serves as a way for Lodges to interact with other Lodges in forms of training and competition. TOAD serves as leadership training, it is held once a year.

  8. How big is Konepaka Ketiwa Lodge?

    The Lodge consists of all order Members in Illowa Council. We have over 1,000 members now and gain about 150 members every year.

     

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