Leadership in the Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow, just like the Scouts BSA program, has a strong focus on youth-led program. Youth are elected each year at the chapter, lodge, section and national levels, where they participate in the day to day operation of the organization, as well as plan and put together events and programs for the rest of the members. At the lodge level, we have a lodge chief, as well as five vice-chiefs, each one covering a major area of the lodge operations. They are as follows:
This youth leads a team that plans and oversees lodge-wide events. These events include two lodge Rendezvous (Fall and Spring), the Annual Awards Banquet, and the College of Youth Leadership. They are also responsible for making sure induction weekends are held up to the lodge standard, and appointing or confirming the induction masters.
This youth leads a team that plans and facilitates the induction of new members. This includes elections, the induction process, as well as the elangomat program. There are chairmen and committees that assist with these programs, and many youth that get involved.
This youth is responsible for selecting and managing the annual lodge service project, Arrowcorps, and helping to facilitate brotherhood service opportunities.
This youth’s primary focus is in maintaining ceremonies teams in the lodge, and ensuring chapter teams are prepared for inductions. They also manage the brotherhood program, ensuring that brotherhood opportunities are offered at all induction weekends, lodge workdays, other lodge events, and council summer camps. Finally, they manage the annual WICC event.
This youth oversees lodge communications, both digitally and in print. They release two versions of the Voice of Brotherhood annually, and additional mailings as needed. They maintain the lodge Facebook page, Instagram, and Website. They also work with each camp promotions chairman to make sure the Lodge is represented at each camp.