Operation Arrow

After a record-setting national conference in 2015, the Order of the Arrow will again seek to make history with Operation Arrow at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

To continue a tradition that dates back to the 1950 National Scout Jamboree, over 750 Arrowmen will answer the call to serve as part of Operation Arrow – the largest jamboree staff team ever assembled by the Order of the Arrow!

Operation Arrow staff members will support the jamboree program by joining one of three primary OA program areas: the Service Corps, the Trek Guides and the Indian Village staff.

The summer of 2017 seems like a long time away, but planning for the next national Scout jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) is already well underway official site. The Order of the Arrow will continue to release information about Operation Arrow staff opportunities and how to become involved in the coming months.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be the experience of a lifetime, as a part of Operation Arrow at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree!

#DareToDo

At NOAC, National Chief Alex Call, challenged all Arrowmen to join him in the #DareToDo challenge look at this site. How do you participate? It’s simple. Each day do an act of service, no matter how small, for the other people around you. Post about it on social media using the hashtag #DareToDo — and we’ll make America better, each day, together.

ArrowTour

The purpose of the tour is to commemorate the Order of the Arrow’s 100th anniversary. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Order of the Arrow, its story, and its future. Some of the program highlights include interactive exhibits, activities such as silk-screening and branding, and challenge games. Participants will have a chance to meet some of the Order’s national leaders, and alumni can learn about the Scouting Alumni Association and local alumni efforts to supporting Scouting in our area.

Two stops will be coming to our Section! The Tschitani Lodge stop will be held in conjunction with our Conclave on June 20th. Ownaeco Lodge will host a stop at Camp Sequassen on June 29th.

You can find more information about the ArrowTour routes and program on the web at http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org. You can also keep up with the tour as it makes its way around the country by following @ArrowTour on Twitter.

AIS Registration is Now Open

Registration for Section NE-2A’s Inaugural American Indian Seminar is now open! The 2015 American Indian Seminar also known as AIS, will be the first cultural based event that Section NE-2A has ever hosted! AIS is designed to help lodges with their Dance Teams, Ceremonies, and Inductions. There will be multiple training sessions with hands on activities, round table discussions, evaluations, competitions. Two major things that are trying to be organized is a Pow-Wow and a performance of the new Brotherhood ceremony. To help spread the word about this amazing event to the members of your Lodge, The Section has created a promotional flyer that you can use at your events and in any communications to your lodge members. You can download the flyer here! To get more information on AIS, and to Register please visit the AIS event page!