Did you know that OA Troop Rep. is a leadership position in your unit ?

The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his unit, he helps meet the needs of the unit and will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge, purpose of the Order and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.

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.


• Under 18 years old
• Appointed by SPL with SM approval
• OA Member in good standing

Reports To:

• Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Flow of Information

The following is a list of information that needs to flow between the OA Troop Representative and the Lodge or Chapter:

Lodge/Chapter to Unit:

• Lodge/Chapter Calendars
• Unit Elections visit
• Camp Promotions visit
• Community service project opportunities
• Invitations to Ordeal members to obtain Brotherhood membership
• Invitations to candidates to attend their Ordeal
• Resource lists
• OA Representative Registration Forms
• Encourages OA members to be active in their Lodge and Chapter

Unit to Lodge/Chapter:

• Does the unit conduct monthly campouts?
• Does the unit attend a long-term camp?
• Do the unit’s older scouts participate in high adventure programs?
• Does the unit need assistance with its outdoor program?
• Does the unit need assistance with community service projects?
• Does the unit need assistance with training?
• Do the unit’s OA members participate in Lodge and Chapter functions?
• Name of the new OA Troop Representative
• Reaction of the Troop members to the Lodge and Chapter program