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How do I get Involved?

There are many ways to get involved in the Order of the Arrow. If you're want to help, there's a place where you can!

Lodge Leadership and the Lodge Executive Committee

The Lodge is lead by several youth Arrowmen who serve as officers, under the guidance of selected, capable adult Arrowmen. Together, these Arrowmen are responsible for conducting the program of the Lodge. Many of these Lodge leaders comprise the Lodge Executive Committee, the decision making body of the Lodge. The LEC is composed of the Lodge Officers, Lodge Advisers, Committee Chairmen, and Committee Advisers.

The officers of the Lodge are the Chief, the Vice-Chief, the Secretary and Treasurer. These Lodge leaders, along with the chairmen of the Lodge Standing Committees and the Chapter Chiefs, are responsible for overseeing and conducting the operations of the Lodge and administering the Lodge program.

There are many opportunities for Leadership in the OA. If you have an interest in becoming more involved in the Lodge Program and are interested in learning about the Order of the Arrow through one of its numerous leadership positions, contact one the Lodge Executive Committee members and discuss it with them.

Chapter Chiefs and Chapter Leadership

Our Lodge is divided into three chapters: Salt Valley, which covers Lincoln and the surrounding area, Seven Feathers, which covers the area east and south of Lincoln, and Prairie Winds, which covers the area west of Lincoln. Each chapter has a Chief, who coordinates with the other members of the chapter to pass along information and give service to the council. Additionally, each chief has positions that serve under them. These positions serve to coordinate with the troops in the chapter to perform specific service, such and Cub Scout crossover ceremonies or OA elections.

If you're interested in holding one of these positions, reach out to your Chapter Chief and see if any positions are available. If your unsure what Chapter you're in, check this map on the Cornhusker Council Website.

OA Troop Representative

The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth serving his troop as the primary liaison to the troop’s lodge or chapter. He meets the unit’s needs by providing a communication and programmatic link to and from all Arrowmen, Scouts who are not presently members of the Order, and adult leaders. These efforts are meant to assist the unit and its members in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and at the same time fulfilling the lodge’s role in the Strategic Plan of the Order of the Arrow of being an integral part of the council. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.

Committee Membership

Do you have something specific you want to do in the Lodge? Have an interest you want to pursue? Join a committee! Our committees exist to advise Chairmen on the LEC, helping them to make decisions based on what members want. Our committees are

  • Communications- Manage the lodge website and Social Medias, as well as send out newsletters

  • Inductions- Manage elections throughout the lodge, as well as the Ordeal process. Handle everything from the moment a scout is put on the ballot to the moment they get their sash.

  • Service- coordinate with the council and lodge on what service projects need to be done. Manage supplies and manpower needed to get these projects done.

  • Ceremonies- Handle the ceremonies the lodge performs, including Crossovers, Callouts, and Induction ceremonies

  • Membership- Help new members get involved in the lodge and help them obtain their brotherhood.

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