Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s honor camping society founded on the principles of cheerful service to others.  Youth membership in the Order of the Arrow is by annual election by the members of the Troop. The Patriot District Chapter of the Order of the Arrow conducts the election for the Troop. Elections are held between January and March of each year.

Scouts will be eligible for election to the Order of the Arrow if they meet all of the following:

  • Be a registered member of Troop 1525
  • Be the rank of 1st Class or above
  • Be less than 18 years of age.
  • Have all Troop dues and fees paid in full.
  • Have at least 15 days and 15 nights of tent camping within the preceding 2 years (NOTE: Only one long- term BSA camp may be considered towards this requirement.  No more than 7 days and 7 nights from a single, long-term BSA camp can be used to fulfill this requirement.)

The Committee Chair for Advancement, certifies eligibility for election to the Order of the Arrow.