Nischa Chuppecat Lodge, Order of the Arrow

As Scouting's National Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow is an integral part of the council's program. Our service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold:

  • To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and by such recognition cause other campers to conduct themselves in such a manner as to warrant recognition
  • To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit
  • To promote Scout camping, which reaches its greatest effectiveness as a part of the unit's camping program, both year-round and in the summer camp, as directed by the local council's camping committee
  • To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others

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Sign up for 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. In 2020, several thousand Arrowmen from across our nation are expected to gather at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI for the best that the OA has to offer. Register Here!

Candidates Order of the Arrow Event Discount for Adults

How does an adult get a discount for their OA event fee you ask?   An adult leader who is the driver of the automobile gets a $5 discount for each youth they bring with them.  Bringing 5 youth allows the driver to come free to the OA event.  Not a bad deal.  It helps get more youth to the events.  This is a discount we give each Order of the Arrow weekend event.  It does not include the winter banquet.

If you register here, you do not pay then as it will not take it, plus you may not know yet how many youth you are bringing .  You must pay at the event and tell them at check in how many youth you brought.


Jump Start for New Arrowmen

JumpStart is for new Arrowmen who have been inducted into the Order of the Arrow.  New members can catch a glimpse of the OA's rich history, discover more about their Ordeal experience, and learn how to seal their membership in the Order by taking the next step:  Brotherhood Membership. Click here.


Order of the Arrow Troop Representative and Advisor

To stay connected and keep the Order of the Arrow active in your unit, every troop/team should have an Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative (youth position) and an Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Adviser (adult position).


OA High Adventure

There are several low-cost high adventure programs available exclusive to OA members. OA Trail Crew (Philmont SR) OA Ocean Adventure (Sea Base), OA Wilderness Voyage and OA Canadian Odyssey (Boundary Waters), and new in 2014, OA Summit Experience (Summit Bechtel NSR) are each very special adventures. All have openings for next summer. If you have interest in any of them, check out the OA High Adventure website for more information.