Category: Program

2015 OA Lodge Matching Service Grant Applications Due Oct. 31

If your Order of the Arrow lodge plans a council camp or service center project during 2015, you can apply now for a 2015 OA Matching Service Grant. All lodges applying for the grant must have been a 2013 JTE

Learn More About the LDS Church at the LDS-BSA Relationships Conference

We would like to invite you, your LDS-BSA Relationships Chairman and LDS-BSA staff advisor to join us at our October LDS-BSA Relationships conference held in conjunction with the semi-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Changes to OA Lodge Chartering Process Coming Soon

At the May 2014 BSA national annual meeting, the national Order of the Arrow committee accepted a resolution that OA LodgeMaster (OALM) become the sole means of submitting lodge charter and Journey to Excellence (JTE) petitions. In order to receive

Strengthen Your Council’s Fishing Lineup With the Certified Angler Instructor Program

To help councils understand the great opportunity that fishing offers for recruitment and retention, it takes a local champion. That is what the Certified Angler Instructor (CAI) program is all about! Trained champions can promote the need for a good

New OA Arrowman Service Award to Honor Order’s 100th Year

Starting in July this year through December 2015, Arrowmen in good standing with the BSA, their local council, and their Order of the Arrow lodge will be able to commemorate the Order of the Arrow centennial by working to complete

Register Now for the 2014 National Aquatics Workshop

National Aquatics Workshop

Join us for the biannual National Aquatics Workshop at the Florida Sea Base October 22-26. This workshop is designed for anyone, volunteer or professional, engaged with aquatics activities at the local council, area, region, or national level. Sessions will include

2015 World Jamboree: Five Fun Facts!

World Jamboree Featured

(Reposted from Boys’ Life magazine’s Scouting Around blog.) The time to register for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree is now. Just in case you’re still on the fence, here are few things you need to know … 1. Where is

New Sea Base Scuba Complex Opens

The final inspection was passed and the first divers began using the new Sea Base Scuba Complex shortly before the last crews departed for the summer. According to a recent post made on the Sea Base Facebook page, the new

Dreaming of Philmont? 2016 Reservations Begin Soon!

Philmont 2016 Reservations Featured

An exciting summer of activities may have just wrapped up at the BSA’s four high-adventure bases, but it’s never too soon to start planning for future treks! Philmont will begin accepting 2016 reservation entries this fall—learn how you can start

Philmont Reaches 1-million Camper Milestone

Philmont One Million Featured

This summer, Philmont Scout Ranch reached the milestone of one million campers. It all started 75 years ago when Waite Phillips offered 35,857 acres of his ranch to the Boy Scouts of America in 1938 to serve as a national