Troop/Team Repesentative

Troop & Team Representative Program

An Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his troop, 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 troop.

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OA Troop Representative Duties:
  • Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.
  • Encourages year round and resident camping in the troop.
  • Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs.
  • Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
  • Assists with leadership skills training in the troop.
  • Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop.
  • Encourages Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in the lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath, Scout Law and OA Obligation.
  • Shows Scout spirit.
OA Troop Representative Qualifications:
  • Under 18 years old
  • Appointed by SPL with SM approval
  • OA Member in good standing
OA Troop Representative Reports To:
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Who Benefits from the OA Troop/Team Representative Program?

  • With the Troop/Team Representative as a liaison between the Order of the Arrow and the troop or team, the camp promotions process will be smoother, leading to greater numbers of Scouts at summer camp
  • Creates a vehicle to strengthen the ties between the OA and the individual BSA troop or team. This will help with the retention of the older Scouts.
  • With the organization of service projects, Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts will be seen actively helping others in their communities
  • With an easier camp promotions process, the lodge can increase the number of units visited, increasing the effectiveness of this program in the Council.
  • Eases the unit election process by having a person in the troop or team whose job is to ensure that elections are held
  • With positive OA leadership on the unit level, lodges will experience greater membership retention and higher Brotherhood conversion rates
  • A Unit's OA members will have someone to organize transportation to OA events, increasing attendance at chapter/lodge functions
  Troop and Team:
  • The coordination of OA calendar with that of troop and team will prevent OA members from having to choose between OA functions and unit events
  • With the organization of service projects, there will be greater opportunity for community service hours that are required for rank advancement
  • Experienced Arrowmen from other units who may be able to share their knowledge can be sought out by the OA Representative to augment the troop program
  • Creates more opportunities for leadership in the troop or team for both youth and adults, effectively increasing membership retention

Download Troop/Team Representative Application

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