Troop OA Rep
An Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between
the local OA Lodge or Chapter and his Troop. In his Troop, he serves as a
communication and programmatic link to the Arrowmen and Adult Leaders and
Scouts who are not presently member of the Order. He does this in a fashion
that strengthens the mission of the Lodge and purpose of the Order. By setting
a good example, he enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to his
OA Troop Representative Duties:
Serves as a communication link between the Lodge or Chapter and the Troop.
Encourages year round and resident camping in the Troop.
Encourages older Scout participation in High Adventure programs.
Encourages Scouts to actively participate in Community Service Projects.
Assists with leadership skills training in the Troop.
Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the Troop.
Encourages Arrowmen in the Troop to be active participants in the Lodge and/or
Chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming
Set a good example.
Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
Lives by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and OA Obligation.
Shows Scout spirit.
OA Troop Representative Qualifications
The Chapter Chief should appoint a Troop/Team representative Chairman (OA Rep)
to the Chapter Executive Committee. He should serve under the Vice Chief most
applicable to the program (such as, Vice Chief of Camp Promotions, Vice Chief
of Service, etc.). In a large Lodge and/or Chapter it would be difficult for
one Chairman to field all of the OA Representatives. Therefore, the Chairman
should have a set number of Liaisons underneath him. An Arrowman should only
coordinate with five to seven OA Representatives. This will keep him from
being overwhelmed. The fewer Scouts with which he must coordinate, the better
he will do!
Under 18 years old.
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with Scout Master's approval.
On OA member in good standing.
Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.
The Lodge Chief should appoint a Chairman on the Lodge level who will serve on
the Lodge Executive Committee under the Lodge Vice Chief most applicable to the
program. He will be in charge of coordinating with the Vice Chief of Camp
Promotions, Vice Chief of Activities, lodge Secretary, Lodge Editor, and others
to make sure that the OA Representatives receive the most current information on
what they should be doing in their home Troops and Teams. The OA Rep will be
responsible for bringing, to the Chapter, Troop or Team, requests for
information and support for their programs.
The Chairman should keep an updated roster of the OA Reps in each Troop. This
information can be obtained by mailing out an
OA Troop/Team Representative Registration Form
at the beginning of the year.