By Mark Ray From the March-April 2019 issue of Scouting magazine
Pointers on helping your Scouts become OA members
For more than a century, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society, has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their daily lives. More important, it has helped them deepen their commitment to those values. With membership in the OA now expanded to include Venturers, Sea Scouts and girls in troops, it’s a good time to review unit election procedures.
Who conducts unit elections?
A two- or three-member team from the lodge or chapter visits a unit meeting or activity to conduct the election. (Note: A lodge typically serves the same territory as a council; many lodges are divided into chapters, which often align with district boundaries.)
Can our OA troop representative conduct our election?
Only if the Scout has been trained by lodge or chapter leaders and has been asked to do so. The OA troop representative can play an important role ahead of time by promoting the OA and ensuring good attendance at the unit election.
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