Order of the Arrow Representative êêê
Type: Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term: 6 Months
Reports to: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Description: The Order of the Arrow Representative is a youth liaison serving
between the local OA lodge and his unit. In his unit, he will serve
as a communication and program link to and from Arrowmen, adult
leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order.
He will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge,
purpose of the Oder and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
By setting an example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a
service arm of his unit.
Age: 13 or older
Rank: 1st Class of higher
Experience: OA member in good standings
Attendance: 50% over the previous 6 months
Training: You must attend the Troop Leadership Training even if you have
attended in the past.
Attendance: You are expected to attend 60% of all troop meetings, outings, and
service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3)
unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort.
GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means
that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail
tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday
life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on-time for meetings
and activities. You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster
if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss
an outing. You also need to make sure that someone will assume your
SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Ø Assists with Troop’s Order of the Arrow Election.
Ø Coordinate service opportunities within the unit.
Ø Coordinate troop involvement with the Order of the Arrow, including unit elections,
Camp Promotions, and Inductions.
Ø Encourages year round and resident camping in the troop.
Ø Encourages older Scouts to participate in high adventure programs.
Ø Encourages Arrowmen in the Troop to be active participants in the lodge and/or chapter
activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
What this means for Troop 223
· Live it
Keep other informed:
· Keep others informed of all Lodge Level and Chapter level OA events.
· Pass out flyers and registration to OA members
· Encourage participation in OA
· Prep potential new members and troop on expectations
· Provide OA function dates to the webmaster to put on troop web site calendar.
· Give dates to SPL to include in monthly planning.
· Organize troop election date with OA Chief and PLC.
Scout Leadership Position Application (PDF)