“The Order of the Arrow is a thing of the outdoors rather than the indoors… It needs the sun and rain, the woods and the plains, the waters and the starlit sky.”
E. Urner Goodman
Order of the Arrow National web site
- To recognize those campers – Scouts and Scouters – who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and by such recognition cause other campers to conduct themselves in such manner as to warrant recognition.
- To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit.
- To promote Scout camping, which reaches its greatest effectiveness as a part of the unit’s camping program, both year-round and in the summer camp, as directed by the camping committee of the council.
- To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others….from the Order of the Arrow Handbook .
Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge #111
Trail of Tears Chapter
The Wdee Chapter members live in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
The OA’s Role in District Units’ Crossover Ceremonies
- The District Committe’s Policy: The committee supports the local Chapter’s many service commitments by estabilsihing a single district-wide crossover ceremony. This is necessary because of the limited supply of youth members to staff the ceremony team. Individual units should not make additional requests for crossover support.
- The national BSA web site does mention the “possibility” of having the OA perform a crossover ceremony, but in our area we simply have more packs than youth performers. Those same national site pages note that conducting a crossover ceremony at the Blue and Gold banquet is the pack’s responsibility in conjuction with the troops the Webelos will be joining.
- Even if Webelos have gone through a pack’s ceremony prior to the Spring District event, they can come back and participate in the formal ceremony.
- Please remember that the OA youth are also students whose school year testing falls in the crossover season.
Here’s a web site designed specifically for you – a new member of the Order of the Arrow. We’d like you to get off to a good start, so we’ve gathered the information you’ll need to be successful and put it online – where it’s easy for you to access.
Southern Region Order of the Arrow News
The Southern Region’s annual We Support Camping Award celebrated the completion of its sixth consecutive year of council camping support, again doing so in record fashion. Created in 2012 for the 2013 program year, the award’s purpose is to encourage lodges to sharpen...
Congratulations to the 34 lodges that completed the ranks to be a We Support Camping Lodge! Read more about the We Support Camping Award here. Quelqueshoe Lodge SR-1A Ashwanchi Kinta Lodge SR-1B Ti’ak Lodge SR-1B Yustaga Lodge SR-1B Mikanakawa Lodge SR-2 Netopalis...
I had the pleasure of spending my weekend at SR-5’s conclave called the Dixie Fellowship. The 2019 Dixie took place the last weekend of April at the stunning Camp Bud Schiele in Rutherfordton, NC. Dixie has been around for decades, always serving the arrowmen...
Annually the National Committee of the Order of the Arrow awards three awards annually, the National Service Award, The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award, and the Innovation Award. Six Southern Region lodges earned these awards in 2018. Read on to learn more about these...
The National Scouting Historian Summit at Philmont, June 9-15, 2019, is actively seeking youth Scouts (14-21) to attend. There are currently 12 youth-only slots still available, so if you know of any youth that might benefit from the Summit, please encourage them to...
The Southern Region is proud to be home to 3 of the 6 Focus Vice Chiefs. Read on below to learn more about what Focus Vice Chiefs do. 2019 is a Focus year for the OA. We are taking the year to focus on the lodges,Read More...Powered by WPeMatico
Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. For 2019, 15 Lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $34,500 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant...
We are excited to announce that Sid Salazar will be serving as our 2019 Southern Region Chief. Sid hails from Franklin, Tennessee. Sid is a Vigil Honor member and Eagle Scout from Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge of the Middle Tennessee Council. He has served as the Sr-6Read...
The 2018 National Planning Meeting is coming up in just 5 days. Our website coordinator, Thomas Driscoll interviews Sean Alewine about what the National Planning Meeting is. Sean Alewine is the SR-7B Section Chief, this is his second term as Section Chief. TD: What is...