The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It uses American Indian-styled traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting. The society was created by E. Urner Goodman, with the assistance of Carroll A. Edson, in 1915 as a means of reinforcing the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. The goal was to establish these as lifelong guidelines, and to encourage continued participation in Scouting and camping. Influenced in part by camp traditions, and Indian folklore, the OA uses "safeguarded" symbols, handshakes, and ceremonies to impart a sense of community.
Inducted members, known as Arrowmen or Brothers, number more than 180,000 youth and adults. They are organized into local youth-led lodges that harbor fellowship, promote camping, and render service to Boy Scout councils and their communities. Members wear identifying insignia on their uniforms, most notably the OA sash, and are eligible for special OA awards. The OA program sponsors several events, awards, and training functions.
To access the Unami Lodge's Order of the Arrow website, click here!
Pay Your Dues!
The 2013 dues invoices were mailed on November 30th and everyone except those recently inducted (Ordealed) at the 2012 Fall Fellowship weekend should have received them by now. If you did not get one, please contact Lee Faden at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send another.
Members should carefully check the membership information on the dues notice, make corrections/additions as necessary, and return the form to the council office with a $20.00 dues payment.
If you are a past member of Delmont #43, Unami 1 or another Lodge, please click here for a reinstatement form
To pay online, click here.
To pay by check or cash, visit a Lodge Event or at the Valley Forge Service Center, with your dues notice.
|2013 Lodge Calendar|
|Spring Service Weekend 2||May 17th -19th||Resica Falls - To Register Online|
|NE-5B Conclave||June 7th -9th||Camp Ockanickon - To Register Online|
|Trade-O-Ree||Sept 27th & 28th||PA National Guard Armory - Plymounth Meeting, PA|
|Fall Fellowship Weekend||October 4th - 6th||Resica Falls - To Register Online|
|Brotherhood Blitz||December 7th||Delmont Scout Reservation|