THE MISSION OF THE ORDER OF THE ARROW
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
THE PURPOSE OF THE ORDER OF THE ARROW
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrantssimilar recognition.
Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit,year-round, and in summer camp.
Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
A detailed explanation of the Order of the Arrow’s mission and purpose statements can be found on the national OA website
www.oa-bsa.org and in the newest edition of the Order of the Arrow Handbook.