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Order of the Arrow

WHAT IS THE ORDER OF THE ARROW?

"The Order is a thing of the spirit rather than of mechanics. Organization, Operational Procedures, and all that go with them are necessary in any large and growing movement, but they are not what count in the end. The things of the spirit are what count."
- E. Urner Goodman, Co-founder of the Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow
Scouting’s National Honor Society

For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

Mission

The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

Purpose

As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:

  • Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
  • Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
  • Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
  • Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

MISSION OF THE ORDER OF THE ARROW LODGE

The mission of the lodge is to achieve the purpose of the Order of the Arrow as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America in the council through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

PRINCIPLES OF THE ORDER OF THE ARROW

The Order of the Arrow was founded upon the principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service. These principles form the foundation for the Obligation of the Order. This is not an easy pledge to fulfill, for there are few who live a life of cheerful service in our world. For some, the Order will be like a supernova, shining brilliantly for a brief time and soon crumbling to ashes. For others, the Order will kindle a flame of brotherhood, brighter than a thousand suns, lasting throughout eternity.

HOW BIG IS THE OA?

The OA has more than 170,000 active members located in lodges affiliated with over 295 BSA local councils.

The Longhouse Messenger > - The Lodge's quarterly Newsletter - 2015 Vol. 2
2016 LODGE DUES NOTICE FORM >
PAY YOUR 2016 DUES ONLINE >

LODGE EVENTS

Lodge Winter Fellowship

Location: Camp Stonehaven, Ransomville, NY
Dates: February 12, 6 PM - February 14, 9 AM

Registration Fees:

Early Bird Special: $20 (On or Before February 6th
After February 6: $25.00
Walk-in price: $30.00
Saturday Dinner Only: $7.00

!!!   You Must have Dues Paid For 2016 to attend  !!!

Registration Form >       Online Registration >

Electronics Extravaganza & Lodge Lock-In

What? Bring your electronics of choice (PC, X-Box, Playstation, Wii, LAN, etc.) along with game(s) of choice and game all night long! You must come complete with all your gaming needs. (Extension cords, monitor, LAN, Ethernet cables, etc.) Tables and chairs provided. You may bring your own. When? Friday 2/19 - Saturday 2/20. Event begins Friday 6pm; ends Saturday 10am.

Cost? $13/person; $3 early bird discount before 11:59pm February 12. Includes pizza, drinks, snacks. You may bring your own snacks and drinks, too.

Where? Reserve Hose Fire Company, 2400 Berg Rd, West Seneca 14224

Questions? Contact Alex Saad (lodge.chief@oalodge159.org)

Online Registration

Annual Lodge Banquet

Date: Sunday, March 6th, 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Bowmansville Fire Hall
36 Main St. (off Genesee St.)
Bowmansville, NY

This event is open to ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OUR
OA members and anybody interested in the Order of the Arrow.

Please Reserve Early!
Please encourage brothers in your unit to attend

Election of officers starts at 5:15

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Special: $17.50/person by Feb.26
Feb. 27-March 7 $20.00/person
After Mar 7 & Walk-in: $25.00/person
Registration Form > Online Registration >
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Lodge Broomball

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Date: March 19, 2016
Time: 7pm
Location: Nichols School Ice Rink
1250 Amherst St. Buffalo, NY
Early Bird Special: $15/Player by March 11, 2016
Team of Six $ 75
Non Players $7
Late Fee/Walk-ins $20/player or Team Fee/$100

  • All Must have helmets
  • Brooms (non metal handle)
  • No Pads
  • Only Goalies can use push brooms
  • Pizza and Soda provided
  • Must have dues paid to play
Registration Form > Online Registration >

LINKS

Lodge 159 Official Website >

2009-2010 Where To Go Camping Guide >

Upcoming OA Events

 

 

Greater Niagara Frontier Council #380, Boy Scouts of America, 2860 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14225
Service Center Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-4073 - Fax (716) 891-4008
Scout Shop Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Tuesday 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM;
Every Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-1689 - Fax (716) 891-1910