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BSA Troop 571 - Sammamish Washington

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Troop 571 Order of the Arrow information

Chapter Meetings

Every 2nd Thursday of every month, @ 7PM - LTI has our Chapter Meeting at the Iss LDS. This happens the same time as Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leader Roundtables, so bring you parent to one of these (as appropriate). This is a chance to help drive the Chapter, make inputs, get info, and learn new things about the OA and what you can do within it.

About Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. Founded in 1915, it uses American Indian traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on Scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their daily lives. Inducted members are known as Arrowmen or brothers and are organized into local youth-led lodges for fellowship and the rendering of service to Boy Scout councils and their communities.

The council's Order of the Arrow Lodge is #502 T'kope Kwiskwis. The Alpine District chapter is the Lamonti Tupso Illahee Chapter.
OA representatives will come to a Troop Meeting in early 2008. Scouts will learn more as we approach elections as the OA Lodge comes in and discusses the program and the election process. OA provides other service opportunities, recognizes camping/rank achievements, provides another Youth Leadership position, & can enrich your overall Scouting experience. Mr Beaumont is the point person for the troop in the process and has the latest OA handbookso he can also help answer any questions.

Membership Requirements
The following are the initial requirements to be eligible for election:

Must be 1st Class or Higher
Must have 15 (or more) nights, including 1 long-term camp (such as Summer Camp) in the last 2 years prior to the OA election. The nights camping needs to encompass the only the last 2 years prior to the election, and with only 1 summer camp period to be included in the total number of days, this requires that the candidate attended quite a few Troop/Council/District/Patrol camping events.

In order to provide every eligible Scout & Registered Adult Leader the chance for election, all eligible candidates (Scouts and Leaders) should review their records, so we can ensure that the Troop records are complete for the elections.