From the very beginning, the Order of the Arrow has been a program for those who have a real passion for camping. The Order of the Arrow is devoted to providing an outdoor experience for all scouts, and making that experience the highlight of a boy's Scouting Adventure.
Beyond the Ordeals we offer every year, the OA supports the summer camp programs at the Cub and Boy Scout levels, and we hold our own campouts several times throughout the year.
"As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to...
Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp. "