Order of the Arrow Unit Elections

OA Unit Elections  

Recognizing Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law, the Order of the Arrow has a history of over 100 years, encouraging others to live those same ideals.  Even during these challenging times, Scouts and Scouters have continued to endure and set the example for others.  It is time once again to recognize those individuals worthy of this great honor.  

Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge of the Order of the Arrow is now setting up unit elections.  While we are in these COVID restrictions, the Order of the Arrow has adjusted the requirements for membership:  

  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts Of America.  
  • Scouts must have experienced at least 15 nights of camping in the previous two years, prior to election.  Only five of those nights can include one long term camp, virtual or otherwise, under the guise of Scouting.  The remaining 10 nights of camping must be made up of shortterm camps, virtual or otherwise, conducted under the guise of Scouting.  Ship nights count for Sea Scouts as camping.  
  • At the time of their election, youth must be under the age of 21, and hold one the following ranks corresponding to the type unit in which they are being considered for election: Scouts BSA First Class rank, the Venturing Discovery Rank, or the Sea Scout Ordinary rank or higher, and following approval by the Scoutmaster, Crew Adviser or Sea Scout Skipper, be elected by the youth members of their unit.  

During these COVID restrictions, the Lodge will be conducting unit elections virtually.  Units can schedule their unit elections for youth members by filling out this Unit Election Request form.  There the unit leader can request an election date (provide up to three optional dates) and list those youth that meet the criteria above.  Your Lodge election team will contact the unit leader to schedule the meeting and answer any questions or concerns.  

Adult leaders at the unit, district or council level are nominated by their units or peers and must have an application filled out and approved by the Lodge Adviser and Scout Executive.  Adult leaders should meet the camping requirement above, but exceptions can be made with approval of the Lodge Adviser and Scout Executive.  You can find the form at the Lodge website here.  

We look forward to a great year and look forward to helping you recognize those who are deserving of Scouting’s National Honor Society.    

If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to Steven Glenn, the Associate Lodge Adviser – Inductions at steven.glenn1@gmail.com.