Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge 165

Order of the Arrow

Unit Representative


The Order of the Arrow Unit Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA Lodge or Chapter and their Unit. In their Unit, they help 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 OA. They will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the Lodge, the purpose of the OA, and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. By setting a good example, they will enhance the image of the OA as a service arm to their unit.

The OA unit representative is considered a position of responsibility within the unit. In the case of Scouts BSA troops, a separate position patch has been developed (all patches are shown above). Individual Scouts fulfilling this role assume the following leadership positions:

• Scouts BSA troop: Troop OA Representative • Venturing Crew: Crew Guide • Sea Scout Ship: Sea Scout Specialist

Qualifications: OA Unit Representative

• Under 18 years old • Appointed by the senior youth leader in the unit with unit leader approval • OA member in good standing

Reports to the designated youth leader within the Unit

(e.g., assistant senior patrol leader in a troop, crew president in a Venturing crew or ship’s boatswain in a Sea Scout ship)

The OA Unit Representative Support Pack provides the information that will help these representatives understand their dual roles in their unit and in the Order of the Arrow. Included in this Pack is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions that can be used as a ready reference to answer questions that have already been addressed. In addition, the official job description of the Unit representative has been included so that the Unit representatives, their advisers, and their unit leaders will have a better understanding of their respective responsibilities.

Download the OA Unit Representative Support Pack

Member's wishing to take part and become a OA Unit Representative for their unit please fill out the form below:

Unit Registration Form:

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