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The OA Troop/Team Representative

Basically, the OA Troop/Team Representative Program was developed to be a bridge between your unit and the Lodge. It offers Arrowmen the opportunity to earn rank advancement in their unit along with strengthening the bond between the Lodge and the unit.

We are asking all Troops and Teams in the Redwood Empire Council to name a youth O.A. representative. This is a leadership position which can fulfill the leadership requirement for Star, Life, and Eagle. Scoutmasters, please get the the name and contact information for your unit's O.A. representative to your chapter leadership using the OA Troop Representative registration form.

OA Troop/Team Representative Job Description:
An Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his unit. In his unit, he serves as a communication and programmatic link to the Arrowman and adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He does this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge and purpose of the Order. By setting a good example, he enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.

OA Troop/Team Representative Duties:

  • 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.
OA Troop/Team Representative Qualifications:
  • Under 18 years old
  • Appointed by SPL with SM approval
  • OA Member in good standing

OA Troop Representative Reports To: Senior Patrol Leader

Troop/Team Representative Resources: OA Troop/Team Representative Support PackExternal Link

Troop/Team Representative Insignia Available:
      "OA Troop Representative badge", BSA item #606776
      "OA Team Representative badge", BSA item #00236

Troop Team Representative


 Please remember to notify the OA leadership with the contact information of your OA Troop/Team Representative.

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