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The '''Order of the Arrow Troop Representative''' and the '''Order of the Arrow Team Representative''' are a youth liaison between the local [[Order of the Arrow]] (OA) [[lodge]] or [[chapter]].
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The '''Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative''' is a youth liaison between the local [[Order of the Arrow]] (OA) lodge and the [[troop]] or [[team]].
==Position description==
==Position description==
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The Order of the Arrow Representative from a Boy Scout [[troop]] or Varsity Scout [[team]] is a youth liaison between the local OA lodge or chapter. He coordinates service opportunities, unit elections, camp promotions, and inductions within the unit with the local OA lodge or chapter. He may request lodge and chapter resources to help meet the needs of his unit.
 
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In his unit, he helps meet the needs of the unit and will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge, purpose of the Order and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.
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The Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative is a youth serving his troop as the primary liaison to the troop/team’s lodge or chapter. He meets the unit’s needs by providing a communication and programmatic link to and from all Arrowmen, Scouts who are not presently members of the Order, and adult leaders. These efforts are meant to assist the unit and its members in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and at the same time fulfilling the lodge’s role in the Strategic Plan of the Order of the Arrow of being an integral part of the council. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.
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==Duties==
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===In Boy Scout troops===
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* Attends troop and chapter or lodge meetings regularly as a youth representative of the troop and Order.
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* Serves as a two-way communication link between the troop and the lodge or chapter.
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* Arranges with the lodge or chapter election team to conduct an annual Order of the Arrow election for the troop at a time approved by the Patrol Leaders Council.
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* Arranges with the lodge or chapter for at least one camp promotion visit to the unit annually.
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* Makes at least one high adventure presentation to the troop, to include the OA programs, annually.
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* As requested by the SPL, participates in Troop Courts of Honor by recognizing: high adventure participation of troop members, induction of new OA members, changes in OA honors of troop members, leadership of troop members, and other appropriate activities.
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* Coordinates the Ordeal Induction process for newly elected candidates by: ensuring they know the time and location of the Ordeal, providing information of what to bring to the Ordeal, assisting (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Ordeal, and offering assistance (as needed) to the lodge in the Ordeal process.
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* Assists current Ordeal members in the troop in sealing their membership by becoming Brotherhood members by: ensuring they know the time and location of Brotherhood opportunities, assisting (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Brotherhood opportunities, and offering assistance to the lodge (as needed) in the Brotherhood process. He may also, at the discretion of the PLC, offer periodic training and discussions of OA principles, symbolism, and the Legend as needed by and appropriate for the troop members of the Order.
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* Leads at least one troop service project for the community or charter partner during the year. May also serve, at the discretion of the PLC, as the troop’s service chairman.
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* Assists the troop (as appropriate) as a trainer of leadership and outdoor skills.
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* In all cases, advocates environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace camping.
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* Sets a good example by: wearing the Scout uniform correctly, showing Scout spirit, and living by the Scout Oath, the Scout law and the OA Obligation.
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===In Varsity Scout teams===
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* Attends team and chapter or lodge meetings regularly as a youth representative of the team and Order.
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* Serves as a two-way communication link between the team and the lodge or chapter.
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* Arranges with the lodge or chapter election team to conduct an annual Order of the Arrow election for the team.
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* Arranges with the lodge or chapter for at least one camp promotion visit to the unit annually.
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* Makes at least one high adventure presentation to the team, to include the OA programs, annually.
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* As requested by the Varsity Team Captain, facilitates recognition at appropriate times of: high adventure participation of team members, induction of new OA members, changes in OA honors of team members, leadership of team members, and other appropriate activities.
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* Coordinates the Ordeal Induction process for newly elected candidates by: ensuring they know the time and location of the Ordeal, providing information of what to bring to the Ordeal, assisting (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Ordeal, and offering assistance (as needed) to the lodge in the Ordeal process.
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* Assists current Ordeal members in the team in sealing their membership by becoming Brotherhood members by: ensuring they know the time and location of Brotherhood opportunities, assisting (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Brotherhood opportunities, and offering assistance to the lodge (as needed) in the Brotherhood process. He may also offer periodic training and discussions of OA principles, symbolism, and the Legend as needed by and appropriate for the team members of the Order.
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* Leads at least one team service project for the community or charter partner during the year. May also serve as the team’s service chairman.
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* Assists the team (as appropriate) as a trainer of leadership and outdoor skills.
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* In all cases, advocates environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace camping.
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* Sets a good example by: wearing the Scout uniform correctly, showing Scout spirit, and living by the Scout Oath, the Scout law and the OA Obligation.
==Qualifications==
==Qualifications==
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He must be a registered member of the Order of the Arrow in good standing with both the Lodge and/or Chapter and the unit.
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===In Boy Scout troops===
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* Under 18 years old
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* Appointed by SPL with SM approval
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* OA Member in good standing
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===In Varsity Scout teams===
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* Under 18 years old
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* Appointed by Varsity Team Captain with Varsity Scout Coach approval
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* OA Member in good standing
==Reports to==
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*[[Captain|Team Captain]] in a Varsity Scout team
*[[Captain|Team Captain]] in a Varsity Scout team
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==Responsibilities==
 
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* Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop or team.
 
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* Encourages year round and resident camping in the unit.
 
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* Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs.
 
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* Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
 
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* Assists with leadership skills training in the unit.
 
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* Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the unit.
 
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* Encourages Arrowmen in the unit to be active participants in the lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
 
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* Regularly attends troop meetings, troop campouts, and troop/team events during his service period.
 
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* Sets a good example.
 
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* Enthusiastically and [[uniform|correctly wears the Scout uniform]] (all four parts).
 
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* Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]] and the OA Obligation.
 
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* Shows Scout spirit.
 
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==Working with the adult OA Advisor==
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As with all positions in the Order, the unit OA representative should have an adult advisor. This adult needs to be 21 years of age or older, a due-paid member of the Order of the Arrow, and appointed by the troop [[Scoutmaster]] or the Varsity [[Team Coach]]
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==Adult Adviser==
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The adviser to the Troop/Team Representative assists the youth Representative so that he might succeed in his role as the communication and programmatic link between the unit and the Lodge or Chapter. The adviser helps to include the Order of the Arrow ideals and activities in the program of the troop. Be setting a good example, the adviser enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to the unit.
== See also ==
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==References==
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* [http://www.oa-bsa.org/programs/ttr/troop.php Order of the Arrow Website]
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* [http://oa-bsa.org/programs/ttr/index.php Official Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative Website]
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* [http://www.oa-bsa.org/programs/ttr/troop.php OA-bsa.org: Order of the Arrow Troop Representative]
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* [http://www.oa-bsa.org/programs/ttr/team.php OA-bsa.org: Order of the Arrow Team Representative]
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Serving as Order of the Arrow Representative can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative
Selection:Appointed
Selected by:Senior Patrol Leader (troop)
Varsity Team Captain (team)
Reports to:Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (troop)
Varsity Team Captain (team)

The Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative is a youth liaison between the local Order of the Arrow (OA) lodge and the troop or team.

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Position description

The Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative is a youth serving his troop as the primary liaison to the troop/team’s lodge or chapter. He meets the unit’s needs by providing a communication and programmatic link to and from all Arrowmen, Scouts who are not presently members of the Order, and adult leaders. These efforts are meant to assist the unit and its members in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and at the same time fulfilling the lodge’s role in the Strategic Plan of the Order of the Arrow of being an integral part of the council. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.

Duties

In Boy Scout troops

  • Attends troop and chapter or lodge meetings regularly as a youth representative of the troop and Order.
  • Serves as a two-way communication link between the troop and the lodge or chapter.
  • Arranges with the lodge or chapter election team to conduct an annual Order of the Arrow election for the troop at a time approved by the Patrol Leaders Council.
  • Arranges with the lodge or chapter for at least one camp promotion visit to the unit annually.
  • Makes at least one high adventure presentation to the troop, to include the OA programs, annually.
  • As requested by the SPL, participates in Troop Courts of Honor by recognizing: high adventure participation of troop members, induction of new OA members, changes in OA honors of troop members, leadership of troop members, and other appropriate activities.
  • Coordinates the Ordeal Induction process for newly elected candidates by: ensuring they know the time and location of the Ordeal, providing information of what to bring to the Ordeal, assisting (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Ordeal, and offering assistance (as needed) to the lodge in the Ordeal process.
  • Assists current Ordeal members in the troop in sealing their membership by becoming Brotherhood members by: ensuring they know the time and location of Brotherhood opportunities, assisting (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Brotherhood opportunities, and offering assistance to the lodge (as needed) in the Brotherhood process. He may also, at the discretion of the PLC, offer periodic training and discussions of OA principles, symbolism, and the Legend as needed by and appropriate for the troop members of the Order.
  • Leads at least one troop service project for the community or charter partner during the year. May also serve, at the discretion of the PLC, as the troop’s service chairman.
  • Assists the troop (as appropriate) as a trainer of leadership and outdoor skills.
  • In all cases, advocates environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace camping.
  • Sets a good example by: wearing the Scout uniform correctly, showing Scout spirit, and living by the Scout Oath, the Scout law and the OA Obligation.

In Varsity Scout teams

  • Attends team and chapter or lodge meetings regularly as a youth representative of the team and Order.
  • Serves as a two-way communication link between the team and the lodge or chapter.
  • Arranges with the lodge or chapter election team to conduct an annual Order of the Arrow election for the team.
  • Arranges with the lodge or chapter for at least one camp promotion visit to the unit annually.
  • Makes at least one high adventure presentation to the team, to include the OA programs, annually.
  • As requested by the Varsity Team Captain, facilitates recognition at appropriate times of: high adventure participation of team members, induction of new OA members, changes in OA honors of team members, leadership of team members, and other appropriate activities.
  • Coordinates the Ordeal Induction process for newly elected candidates by: ensuring they know the time and location of the Ordeal, providing information of what to bring to the Ordeal, assisting (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Ordeal, and offering assistance (as needed) to the lodge in the Ordeal process.
  • Assists current Ordeal members in the team in sealing their membership by becoming Brotherhood members by: ensuring they know the time and location of Brotherhood opportunities, assisting (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Brotherhood opportunities, and offering assistance to the lodge (as needed) in the Brotherhood process. He may also offer periodic training and discussions of OA principles, symbolism, and the Legend as needed by and appropriate for the team members of the Order.
  • Leads at least one team service project for the community or charter partner during the year. May also serve as the team’s service chairman.
  • Assists the team (as appropriate) as a trainer of leadership and outdoor skills.
  • In all cases, advocates environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace camping.
  • Sets a good example by: wearing the Scout uniform correctly, showing Scout spirit, and living by the Scout Oath, the Scout law and the OA Obligation.

Qualifications

In Boy Scout troops

  • Under 18 years old
  • Appointed by SPL with SM approval
  • OA Member in good standing

In Varsity Scout teams

  • Under 18 years old
  • Appointed by Varsity Team Captain with Varsity Scout Coach approval
  • OA Member in good standing

Reports to


Adult Adviser

The adviser to the Troop/Team Representative assists the youth Representative so that he might succeed in his role as the communication and programmatic link between the unit and the Lodge or Chapter. The adviser helps to include the Order of the Arrow ideals and activities in the program of the troop. Be setting a good example, the adviser enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to the unit.

See also

Boy Scout portal
Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions..."
  • Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility..."
  • Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..." (reduced list)
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


Varsity Scout portal

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