Order of the Arrow Elections
The Order of the Arrow (OA) is used by BSA to recognize scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives — at school and at other functions a scout is involved in…. not just at scout functions! The OA members represent the Scout virtues of cheerful service, good camping and leadership.
The OA is the only organization where not only members but also NON-members can vote on those who meet the requirements to be eligible.
Each year, Mimahuk Chapter travels to each Highlander District Unit during February and March to conduct elections for new members. Elections must be complete prior to the Highlander District Spring Camporee. Newly elected candidates will be “called out” in a ceremony at the spring camporee.
Scoutmasters are should plan meet with Mimahuk Chapter representatives at the January district roundtable to schedule elections for their troops. Alternately, the chapter can be contacted at:
Youth Nominations: Scoutmasters or Troop Leaders please enter your eligible 2020 Order of the Arrow candidates information here. Our Mimahuk Chapter Election Team will use this information to prepare a troop election ballot as well as submit the elected candidates information to Occoneechee Lodge.
Adult Nominations: Each year, upon holding a unit election for youth candidates that results in at least one youth candidate being elected, the unit committee may nominate registered unit adults (age 21 or over) to the lodge adult selection committee. The number of adults nominated can be no more than one-third of the number of youth candidates elected, rounded up where the number of youth candidates is not a multiple of three. In addition to the one-third limit, the unit committee may nominate the currently-serving unit leader (but not assistant leaders), as long as he or she has served as unit leader for at least the previous 12 months. Recommendations of the adult selection committee, with the approval of the Scout Executive, serving as Supreme Chief of the Fire, will be candidates for induction, provided all conditions are fulfilled. The camping requirement set forth for youth candidates must be fulfilled by adults for them to be considered. Adult Nomination Form is listed under DOWNLOADS at this link.
For further information about unit elections, you may contact the Mimahuk Chapter or you may visit the Occoneechee Lodge elections page: https://www.lodge104.net/elections/