“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 

Lodge Web Site

Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge, the 111th lodge to be founded, was established at the old Camp Boxwell, located on the Narrows of the Harpeth, on May 20, 1938. The lodge is based out of  Camp Boxwell , in the  Middle Tennessee Council . The name Wa-hi-nasa means “Home of the Eagles” in Cherokee.

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

Focus Vice Chiefs

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

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2019 OA Service Grant Recipents

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...

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2019 Region Chief Sid Salazar

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...

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Inside look at the National Planning Meeting

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...

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Our New LLD

2019 is the Year of the Lodge. We would like to take the opportunity to help support our Lodges as much as we can. One of the ways we are aiming to achieve this is through the new LLD program. This program is available on theRead More...Powered by WPeMatico

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NLS and DYLC Registration is Open!

Online Registration is Active for all 2019 Southern Region NLS & DYLC Opportunities The Southern Region is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for all 2019 Courses. National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and Developing Youth Leadership...

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2019 NLS and DYLC Dates

The Southern Region is pleased to announce the dates and locations of our 2019 NLS and DYLC courses: March 1-3, 2019: Life Enrichment Center | Fruitland Park, FL (outside Orlando) September 27-29, 2019: Sam Houston Area Council Scout Office | Houston, TX November...

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We are counting down the hours till NOAC 2018 starts! We want to see what our region is up to during NOAC, so use #SRatNOAC this week for a chance to be featured in upcoming Region and National posts and publications.   See y’all soon!Powered by WPeMatico

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