What should I bring to ordeal Order of the Arrow?
Congratulations on becoming a candidate for the Order of the Arrow and getting called out!…Packing List for Ordeal Candidates:
- Old work clothes (wear upon arrival)
- Sleeping bag.
- Ground cloth (large)
- Poncho or Rain Suit.
- Work gloves.
- Spending money for OA Trading Post.
- Insect Repellent.
Is Order of the Arrow a big deal?
For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.
How many nights of camping do I need for Order of the Arrow?
The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America.
What does the Order of the arrow do?
The Order of the Arrow, in its focus on service and humility, sponsors service groups to the four National High Adventure Bases that focus on conservation.
What is the National Order of the Arrow best practices?
The National Order of the Arrow Committee hopes other lodges can benefit from this repository of ideas that have proven successful for lodges in the past. The Best Practices have been divided into the eleven categories below. Use the category links to quickly reach each section.
Why is the Order of the Arrow controversial?
The Order of the Arrow has been protested and criticized for engaging in cultural appropriation and spreading stereotypes of, and racism against, Native Americans. Protester concerns include OA’s imitation of Native American ceremonies, regalia, and artwork they consider to be offensive.
What is the Order of the arrow sash?
Order of the Arrow Sashes. Every OA member who makes it through their Ordeal is given a sash to wear as part of the dress uniform. It is a red arrow on a white sash, and it’s worn over the right shoulder. The very first sashes used in 1915 were black, with a white bar, not even an arrow on them.