Our Order of the Arrow


The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.



  • Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and, through that recognition, cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.

  • Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.

  • Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.

  • Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.



Scouts are elected into the Order of the Arrow through Unit Election Teams. Find out more about membership requirements and the induction process HERE.

2020 Upcoming OA Events

  • OA Winter Banquet - January 5, 2020. Zumbro Lutheran Church in rochester. 

  • OA REGALIA - Saturday, February 1st, 2-4pm  @GSR at Cub Scout Pavilion. 

  • OA Lodge Work Day- Saturday, May 9 @ 9am @ GSR

  • OA Summer Fellowship - Wednesday, June 10th. at GSR Cub Scout Pavilion. 6:30-8:30pm. 

  • OA Spring Mawenemen- May 15-17, 2020

  • Blue Ox Lodge Games - August 14-15, 2020

  • OA Section Conclave- September 11-13, 2020

  • OA Fall Mawenemen - October 9-11, 2020.



Blue Ox Lodge #26


Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society recognizing Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Members are entrusted with fulfilling the three purposes of the Order: promoting responsible outdoor adventure, developing leaders, and crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.


The Blue Ox Lodge of the Order of the Arrow has served scouts in Gamehaven Council for more than 80 years, providing recognition of outstanding Scouts, leadership training, and fun.


What Do We Do?

Our Lodge puts on several events during the year. These range from the Mawenemens at camp to our awards banquet to the annual Camp-O-Rama. The Lodge youth leaders plan, organize, and run these events.


Arrowmen can also attend National events such as the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) where 7,000 arrowmen get together for fun, training, and fellowship. 


There is also an opportunity to learn leadership skills - from the Lodge Leadership Development Conference to region level National Leadership Seminars


And Arrowmen have special opportunities to go to Philmont, Northern Tier, and Sea Base. The Trail Crew, Wilderness Voyage, and Ocean Adventure programs mix a week of service  - maintaining trails, fixing portages, and reef habiliatation  - within a week trekking through the wilderness.




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Learn interesting information about Blue Ox Lodge history

For over 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  Today these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910.  Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.


Boy Scouts of America

607 E Center St.

Rochester, MN 55904


Tel: 507-287-1410

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