Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s national honor society.

The Purpose of the Order is:

  • To recognize those campers — Scouts and Scouters — who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and by such manner as to warrant recognition.

  • To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit.

  • To promote Scout camping, which reaches its greatest effectiveness as a part of the unit’s camping program, both year-round and in the summer camp, as directed by the camping committee of the council.

  • To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.