Troop OA Representatives

Troop Reps

The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is one of the most important positions in the Order. It is the key way that the Chapter and Lodge are able to communicate with the troop and visa versa. The Troop Rep program benefits both the troop and the Order. The Troop Rep should be an Arrowman that will attend Chapter and Lodge OA functions. He will receive a few emails from the Chapter each month and obtain information from every chapter meeting then communicate that information to the troop to promote more involvement in the Order.

Be sure to let the Chapter know who your Troop Order of the Arrow Representative is…

Some information from the national website:

What Are the Responsibilities of the Troop Representative?
There are numerous possibilities for the job description of the OA Representative. The beauty is that it is flexible enough to allow your unit to fine-tune the exact responsibilities. However, the most basic tasks of the Representative will be to coordinate service opportunities within the unit, to coordinate unit involvement with the Order of the Arrow, including Unit Elections, Camp Promotions, and Inductions, and request lodge and chapter resources to help meet unit needs.

Who Can Serve as a Troop Representative?
Anyone in the unit who is under the age of 18 and in the OA can serve as the OA Rep. He should be appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader, and will be a member of the Patrol Leaders’ Council. He should attend lodge and chapter meetings.

Will There Be an Adviser for the Troop Representative?
As with all positions in the Order, the OA Representative should have an adult as his Adviser. This adult needs to be 21 years of age or older and be appointed by the Scoutmaster.

Does This Position Count for Rank Advancement?
Scouts may use the Order of the Arrow Troop Representative position to meet the leadership position requirements for the Star, Life, and Eagle ranks.

If you have any questions about the OA Rep program, including getting signed up, contact Jon Gentle or Jack Mclain (OA Rep Chairman) at jonathan.gentle@shawneelodge.org or jack.mclain@shawneelodge.org.


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