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Order of the Arrow  Unit of Excellence Award

It's funny what we'll do for a patch.

If you take the time to visit the link below you will read about a patch that your Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster or Assistant Varsity Coach can wear on their uniform.

 Here's a basic description of the program....

Background & Purpose of the Award

As the primary platform where the Scouting program is delivered to youth, the unit is the most vital and important level of
the BSA for the Order to support.

The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into their annual planning.

This award is intended to provide a tool for lodges to recognize, incentivize, and operationalize unit-level participation in Order of the Arrow programs.

The OA Unit of Excellence Award criteria recognize units that invite the lodge to conduct quality unit elections, participate in lodge events and meetings, and operate a complete OA Troop/Team Representative program. Our hope is that units that complete these criteria will benefit from the support programs that the Order of the Arrow has implemented to strengthen unit-delivered program. This recognition program, along with other tools for unit support, should be distributed and promoted to Scoutmaster/Coach, OA Troop/Team Representatives and Advisers, and chapter election teams to include in communication to units.

The Full program can be found at this link.  Don't forget to check out the patch too.

http://www.oa-bsa.org/resources/forms/unitexcellenceaward-2013.pdf