John Rehm 


The Order of the Arrow is actively recruiting Arrowmen to serve on staff for the inaugural 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family ReserveExternal Link. In addition to being the first at a new site, this jamboree will have the largest OA staff presence in history, with over 750 Arrowmen serving. We are still in need of youth staff for the OA programs. Adults: your help is also needed! Consider volunteering for the jamboree program areas that we will be supporting. Check out the awesome opportunities below to see if you might be a good fit to join our staff. Also, share these opportunities with your friends to help promote the OA programs and other staffing opportunities at the jamboree.

The 2013 National Scout JamboreeExternal Link is one not to be missed, and what better way to see the Summit than by living out our obligation of service? More information is on the Project 2013websiteExternal Link. I hope that you will join us!

See you at the Summit!

John Rehm
2012 National Chief

YOuth Staff Opportunities

The Order of the Arrow has committed to having a staff of over 750 Arrowmen at the 2013 Inaugural Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve in July 2013. There are still positions available for Arrowmen ages 16 through 25 to serve on two of our staffs. Arrowmen will arrive on-site by July 10th and leave on July 24th. One of the best parts of staffing as a youth (16-25) is the discounted jamboree fee. You will only pay $425 for your two weeks at the Summit. It‘s one of the cheapest ways to see the jamboree.

Jamboree OA Trek Guides (Ages 16 - 21)
The Jamboree Trek is an incredible, all-day adventure beginning at each unit‘s campsite. Arrowmen will guide the jamboree participants on a hike to the summit of Garden Ground Mountain, a spectacular lookout over the entirety of the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Lunch will be followed by an afternoon of activities, including the Buckskin Games, Highland Games, a pioneering area, the OA Indian Village, and other programs. Guides will assist with these mountaintop activities. The day ends with a closing program and barbecue dinner before returning to camp by bus. On days that the trek is not operating, OA Trek Guides will get to participate with the OA Service Corps, providing service to the jamboree.

Day of Service OA Crew Leaders (Ages 16 - 25)
The Day of Service is an exciting new program for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. It is an all-day activity, beginning at the unit campsite in the sub-camp. Day of Service OA Crew Leaders will guide units to either the adjacent U. S. National Park Service property or a location on the Summit property and lead the participants in a service project benefiting the local community. Day of Service OA Crew Leaders will also help explain the value of servant leadership. On days that the Day of Service is not operating, Arrowmen will get to participate in the OA Service Corps providing service to the jamboree.

Additional Staffing Perks
All jamboree Order of the Arrow staff (members of the OA Service Corps, Day of Service OA Crew Leaders, OA Trek Guides, OA Recreation Staff, and OA Indian Village) will be invited to get a sneak peek and participate in the jamboree program areas on Saturday before the jamboree to help test the programs. In addition, they will be invited to go on a whitewater rafting trip during the jamboree. Arrowmen, ages 16 to 25, who are interested in joining the Order for this exciting event and meet the physical fitness and BMI requirements, should apply online at the summit jamboree staff site at Link

Green Bar Bill

The "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt Trust and the Order of the Arrow are proud to announce the William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt Scholarship to assist youth Arrowmen serving on Order of the Arrow staff at the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree. Order of the Arrow staff is considered to be Jamboree Trek OA Guides, the OA Service Corps, the Day of Service OA Guides, and OA Indian Village. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a maximum of $250 applied toward the jamboree staff fee.

The application, with required signatures, must be received at the national Order of the Arrow Office no later than Monday, December 31, 2012.

Recipients will be selected based on merit and need. Chosen recipients will be notified by January 31, 2013. Click here to downloadExternal Link the application for William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt Scholarship

Adult Staff Opportunities

As participants reach the summit of Garden Ground Mountain during their Jamboree Trek, led by their OA Trek Guides, they will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of program opportunities. Scouters are needed to staff these areas, and adult Arrowmen are urged to play an important role in the success of the Jamboree Trek by serving on one of these exciting mountaintop staffs:

Buckskin Village & Games
Program activities in the Buckskin Village will include 50-caliber black powder, muzzle- loading rifles, tomahawk throwing, knife throwing, flint napping and branding. Staff members for this area should have expertise in one or more buckskin activities and skills. Interested adult Arrowmen should select “Buckskin Village and Games“ when they register for the jamboree staff.

Highland Games
Program activities for the Highland Games will include caber toss, tug-o-war, hammer throw, stone put, weight throw, weight over bar, and sheaf toss. Staff members for this area should have expertise in highland games. Interested adult Arrowmen should select “Highland Games“ when they register for the jamboree staff.

In the Pioneering area, local building materials will be used to construct numerous traditional and non-traditional wooden spar and rope projects that will engage and challenge Scouts. Featured pioneering projects will include bridges, a merry-go-round and unique climbing structures. Staff members for this area should have expertise in various pioneering activities and skills. Interested adult Arrowmen should select “Pioneering“ when they register for the jamboree staff.

Other Mountaintop Programs (“Other Games“)
In addition to the programs specifically described, other offerings on Garden Ground Mountain will include games, demonstrations, stage shows and other recreation options.

The midway games area will resemble an old local mining town decked out for when the carnival came to town. There, Scouts will find places like a saloon, where they‘ll be able to play cards, board games, and darts; a cinema; a karaoke tent; and a place for music and hanging out.

The field sports area will consist of a six-acre sports field that will feature flag football, soccer, Frisbee golf, basketball shooting, two-way and four-way tug-o-war, volleyball, and even a few surprising extreme sporting events.

Adult Arrowmen wishing to serve in any of these program areas should select ”Other Games” when they register for the jamboree staff.

If you are considering joining the Garden Ground Mountain team, please contact Mark Feuer for more information at

Medical Staff

If you are an EMT, paramedic, dispatcher, MD, DO, PA, CNP, RN, LPN, APN, or CRNA, then the jamboree medical staff needs you! Come join the team to help provide medical care to the nearly 40,000 people at the jamboree. Positions are still available to work with an outstanding group of committed volunteers. For more information, contact Glenn Ault at

For more information about the staff opportunities for Arrowmen at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, visit www.event.oa-bsa.orgExternal Link and visit the Jamboree Staff - Order of the Arrow Facebook event page, click hereExternal Link