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How to request a visit to your Pack and any limitations or guidance we have.

 

In July of 2018 National Order of the Arrow sent out this notification: 

The National Order of the Arrow Committee after months of collaborative work with ceremonialists and lodge leadership representatives announces the following policy change. This policy change will apply to ALL Order of the Arrow lodges and chapters.

We know that lodges and chapters are frequently asked to perform Arrow of Light and crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs, which is an appropriate service in support of our packs. That said, we have had many complaints surrounding these ceremonies from various American Indian tribes due to the manner in which they are conducted as well as the inconsistent nature in which they are performed.

Beginning January 1, 2019 lodges and chapters that are asked to conduct Arrow of Light or crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs will only be permitted to conduct them using the new approved official ceremonies which can be found in the OA Inductions Portal. These ceremonies are to be conducted in a Scout uniform and are no longer permitted to be done in American Indian regalia.

We appreciate your adherence to this new policy. 

These are the approved ceremonies to be used: 

Arrow of Light Ceremony

Crossover Ceremony

We encourage your Pack to first coordinate with the Units you are crossing into.  Any member of the OA may perform these ceremonies and they may have OA members in their troop that are able to perform the ceremonies.  If the unit is unable to provide OA members for the ceremony, then please use the links below to contact a district representative to help coordinate a visit from other OA members from the district. 

 

DISTRICT/CHAPTER Request Links 

COYOTEExternal Link     

FIESTA

MESQUITE

OAK TREEExternal Link

RIVERExternal Link

ROADRUNNERExternal Link


 

Order of the Arrow Chapter teamsExternal Link: Please submit all your visit through this link for tracking purposes once complete.

 

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