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Congratulations

Navajo Order of the Arrow (OA) Lodge welcomes you.  You will be joining other scouts who have also been selected by a vote of scouts in their respective troops.  Like you, they are looking for more avenues of new and exciting activities.  If you have not attended the Ordeal weekend yet, please visit this page.

Navajo Lodge wants you to take this opportunity and do everything you can to benefit from this recognition given to you by your troop.  Since the OA is a service organization, you will have the opportunity to provide service to Old Baldy Council and your troop.  But in return, you will have the opportunity to attend special events, to learn to make Native American regalia, and be given new leadership opportunities.

Activities that you can do are:

  • Events - Conclave, Pow Wow, and Annual Lodge Dinner

  • Service - Ordeal Induction Weekends, Camporees, and Camp Promotions

  • Native American Activities - You can learn to make Native American regalia, learn to build crafts like chockers and headresses, learn Native American dances or play the drum for the dancers.

How To Become An Active OA Member

  1. Attend lodge meetings
    Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 until 8:30 at the First United Methodist Church in Upland.  See this map for details.

  2. Read your OA handbook
    The handbook has a wealth of information about the Order of the Arrow and what you can do to serve and have fun.

  3. Volunteer to be your Troop OA Representative
    This is a position that can be used for rank advancement.

As an active member, you can work towards your Brotherhood honor.

The National Order of the Arrow has created a web site that can help you with a jumpstart.  It is called Jump Start for New Arrowmen.