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.
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about Blue Ox Lodge history
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.
BLUE OX LODGE LEADERSHIP
Lodge Chief -Evan Goranson
Vice Chief of OA -
Vice Chief of BSA -
Lodge Adviser - Lisa Feenstra
Lodge Staff Adviser - Brady Geary
Chief of the Fire - Frankie Sears
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