From the perspective of a Scoutmaster or Varsity Team Coach, what can the OA Troop/Team Representative do for the unit?
Provide leadership opportunities in the unit and the OA, putting members of the Order back in the troop, rather than taking them away.
Motivating arrowmen in your unit to remain active and continue to provide service
Ensure that OA teams are on hand for troop/team OA elections and/or camping promotions
Work with the Order of the Arrow and the leadership of your unit to ensure that calendars are coordinated
Promote Boy Scout camping in the unit and district.
�Let it be remembered that the Order of the Arrow was created to help the unit�to help it present its membership a better ideal of the inner qualities of the good Scout camper. Qualities of character, like cheerfulness and service, are hard for a boy or a man to understand in the abstract. They come easier when seen in human life.
Let us realize the significance of the Order in the unit�for the unit is our best hope in Scouting.�
Dr. E. Urner Goodman
Founder, Order of the Arrow
OA Troop/Team Representative Duties:
Assists with Leadership skills training in your troop/team
Promotes year round and resident camping in your troop/team
Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and your troop/team
Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs
Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects
Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in your troop/team
Encourages Arrowmen to be active participants in the Order of the Arrow lodge and chapter activities
Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly and sets a good example
Lives by the Scout Oath, Scout Law and OA Obligation