Medicine Bear Chapter
Tahosa Lodge #383
He who serves his fellows is of his fellows greatest!
We will be meeting the second Thursday of each month at the Westminster Grange Hall (3935 West 73rd, Westminster, CO) at 7:00PM. Please join us each month to learn about the Order of the Arrow and the great activities that we host.
If you have questions please contact the Chapter Advisor, Chris Severns.
What is the Order of the Arrow?
It is that time of the year again to elect Scouts in to our National Honor Society, The Order of the Arrow. Every Troop and Team in the Valley District is eligible to hold an election. Below is a list of links to find out more information about the Order of the Arrow.
The Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, Boy Scouts of America. It became an official program experiment in 1922 and was approved as part of the Scouting program in 1934. In 1948, the OA was recognized as the BSA's national brotherhood of honor campers and became an official part of the national camping program of the Boy Scouts of America. Today, the OA is recognized as Scouting's National Honor Society.
To become a member, a youth must be a registered member of a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team and hold First Class rank. The youth must have experienced 15 days and nights of camping during the two years before his election. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps. Scouts are elected to the Order by their fellow troop or Varsity team members, following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach.
The Ordeal induction ceremony is often conducted at Scout camp and is the first step toward full membership. During the experience, candidates maintain complete silence, receive small amounts of food, work on camp improvement projects, and are required to sleep alone, apart from other campers, which teaches significant values.
We would love to come to your units this month and either talk about what The Order of the Arrow has to offer or to hold an election for your Troop or Team. Elections need to be done before the middle of March, and slots are filling up fast, so please contact us and schedule a time. To schedule a visit or if you have any question please contact Chris Severns.
Don't let your Scouts miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
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Chris Severns, Chapter Adviser
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