Order of the Arrow
About Order of the Arrow
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. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.
The Order of the Arrow was founded in 1915 to serve a useful purpose: to cause the Scout Oath and Law to spring into action in all parts of the nation. To this day, the Order is dedicated to this high purpose.
The Order of the Arrow has a rich history spanning 100 years, from its beginnings at a Boy Scout summer camp to its present role as a part of the Scouting program.
The Order of the Arrow has over 170,000 members nationwide. Although the Order of the Arrow is a thing of the spirit, there are several layers of organization, each with its own role.
Learn about the requirements to become an Arrowman, the induction process, and the levels of memberships within the Order.
The Order of the Arrow is led by youth leadership (national chief, national vice chief), the national Order of the Arrow chairman, the OA director and the OA specialist. In addition the national Order of the Arrow committee provides direction for the yearly program.
Robert Collings, Tuku'ut Lodge Adviser – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Wilder Tuku’ut Lodge (Lodgemaster Admin) email@example.com
Up Coming Events/Dues:
*Ta Tanka Lodge & Siwinis Lodge Merge Update*
On March 16, 2016, the respective Lodge Executive Committees of Ta Tanka Lodge and Siwinis Lodge voted on the name and totem of the to-be merged lodge of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council.
Name: Tuku'ut Lodge
Totem: Saber-Toothed Cat
Day 1 of the merged lodge was Saturday, August 27, 2016
Order of the Arrow is divided up by District into Chapters, which handle local support. Chapter support includes Unit Elections, camp promotion, and manpower for the different District events. The Lodge as a whole provides leadership support for Ordeal Service Weekends, OA Fellowships, and Council wide events.
The Order of the Arrow as an organization is unique in that its members are not selected by its members, but are elected by Scouts within a troop or varsity team to become a member. Our mission and purpose is to be an integral part of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council's program and provide leadership experience to our Scouts.