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.