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 OA. Visit Jumpstart. This website is safeguarded with a password, which can be found in your OA Handbook. More information is available on the Jumpstart website.
The Order of the Arrow sponsors 5 different adventures across all National High Adventure Bases that are open to all youth Arrowmen (age-restrictions are present for all treks). For more information visit oa-bsa.org/high-adventure
- OA Canadian Odyssey at Donald Rogert Canoe Base in Quetico Provincial Park, Atikokan, ON
- OA Ocean Adventure in the Florida Keys
- OA Summit Experience at the Summit Bechtel Reserve
- OA Trail Crew at Philmont Scout Ranch
- OA Wilderness Voyage at Northern Tier at Sommers Canoe Base in Ely, MN
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.
For more information visit: oa-bsa.org/training/national-leadership-seminar-nls
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 become high performing. Prior participation in the National Leadership Seminar is encouraged, but not required.
For more information visit: oa-bsa.org/training/developing-youth-leadership-conference-dylc