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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 Troop.

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 Brotherhood members.
  • 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

  • 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 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!

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.

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