The 2018 Order of the Arrow national vice chief was elected Wednesday evening at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Michael Kipp! Michael is a Vigil Honor member from Sakima Lodge, La Salle Council #165, in South Bend, IN. He has served as the CR-6A section chief, and will serve as the 2018 national vice chief of the Order of the Arrow.
The 2018 Order of the Arrow national chief was elected Wednesday evening at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Anthony Peluso! Anthony is a Vigil Honor member from Blue Heron Lodge, Tidewater Council #596 in Virginia Beach, VA. He has served as the SR-7A section chief, and will serve as the 2018 national chief of the Order of the Arrow.
For every member of the Order of the Arrow, their membership began with a decision: first the decision of their fellows to elect them as a candidate, then their own decision to step forward and complete their induction. Since then, each member of the OA has made countless decisions—each one shaping their future.
The world is now changing faster than it ever has, and what it means to be a young person today is different than it was even a decade ago. The decisions we make today will define the next century of our Brotherhood. And the time to act is now.
The NOAC 2018 slogan, revealed during the 2017 National Planning Meeting, is Decide Your Destiny. This slogan reinforces the conference learning objective: Today’s decisions shape tomorrow’s reality. Together, these elements make up the NOAC theme.
For some, destiny might evoke the image of a mountaintop, or some other summit. But our future is not a journey upward; it’s a journey inward. It’s not a pyramid, but a maze. Each decision we make can bring us closer to the center—or send us spiraling out toward the edges. The maze represents the decisions we make each year.
The logo itself evokes the centennial logo, but evolved into something more symbolic. It’s both a literal challenge to be solved and an open question: what’s at the center of the maze?
Shenandoah Lodge has been recognized for its innovation on more than one occasion. Learn more about this national award and about how this lodge has continued to innovate year after year.
Colonneh Lodge draws inspiration from the Order of the Arrow High Adventure (OAHA) program to provide youth with a preparatory experience and to provide extra service to the council camp.
Your lodge doesn’t have to limit itself to Ordeal weekends at camp when deciding how it will serve the council. See how Wiatava Lodge thinks outside of the box to serve and support their council and its youth.
The benefits of service come in many different forms. Tipisa Lodge provides not only some pointers on conducting Ordeals, but also reminds us of the value that comes from it.
Discover one of the esteemed OAHA program’s staff members and his message to all Arrowmen.
Many Arrowmen find themselves on a journey of leadership opportunities through which they work to serve others. Read how this journey lead Gary Christiansen to his current role as Western Region chairman.