Jumpstart is a program for new Ordeal Members to learn more about the Order of the Arrow. Jumpstart your way now into learning more about the O/A. Visit Jumpstart.
The Order of the Arrow sponsors 5 different adventures across all National High Adventure Bases that are open to all youth arrowmen. For more information visit oa-bsa.org/high-adventure
- OA Canadian Odyssey at Quetico Provincial Park
- OA Ocean Adventure in the Florida Keys
- OA Summit Experience at the Summit
- OA Trail Crew at Philmont
- OA Wilderness Voyage at Northern Tier
National Leadership Seminar
The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend format is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and Junior Leadership Training Programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in their lodge, council, and community.
Developing Youth Leadership Conference
The Developing Youth Leadership Conference will deepen an adviser’s capacity to develop youth leadership within the lodge and chapter. Conference topics will include fostering a growth mindset, promoting resilience, providing constructive feedback that leads to changes in youth behavior and creating a life-long coaching/mentoring relationship. Conference participants will gain insights necessary to successfully coach youth applying the leadership skills they gained during the National Leadership Seminar.
The Developing Youth Leadership Conference will move us beyond lodge mechanics and operations to establishing a lodge and chapter culture that grows youth who are capable of establishing goals, building teams, and guiding the lodge’s work to achieve Journey to Excellence. Prior participation in the National Leadership Seminar is encouraged, but not required.