For more than 90 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.
To be eligible for the Order of the Arrow you must be 1st Class in rank, and have 15 nights camping in the last 2 years, 5 night must come from a long term summer camp experience of 5 nights or more and the other 10 nights must come from short term camps, and be elected by your peers. Troop elections are typically held in February.
Cascade Pacific Council Order of the Arrow http://www.cpcbsa.org/activities/order-of-the-arrow
National Order of the Arrow http://www.oa-bsa.org/