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Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Order of the Arrow

About the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Order of the Arrow

OA logoThe Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Order of the Arrow is for scouts and scouters of units in the Washington, D.C. District. D.C. All Order of the Arrow members are part of a chapter, and an OA lodge. The Amangamek-Wipit Lodge serves all OA members of the National Capital Area Council.

Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. For more than 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.

D.C. OA members are leaders and role-models for scouters throughout our nation’s capital, serving as exemplars of the Scout Oath and Scout Law through using their OA experiences to enhance the programs and operations of their units, coordinating and leading district-wide camping events (District Camporees) and community service projects that benefit D.C.

Order of the Arrow Membership

Becoming a member of the Order of the Arrow is a prestigious accomplishment that can be attained only after being recognized by his scouting peers as a leader of high-caliber character worthy of membership in the BSA’s national honor society and after demonstrating his knowledge of numerous camping skills, commitment to the value of camping in the great outdoors and commitment to altruistic service to help improve communities.

The Order of the Arrow has more than 160,000 active members located in lodges affiliated with over 270 BSA local councils. As of August 2018, there is now an OA lodge in every council across the United States

Membership Requirements

As of February 1, 2019, unit elections are permitted in Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout units. The Order of the Arrow membership requirements are as follows:

Complete membership information is available on the Order of the Arrow website.

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