Order of the Arrow

Nentego_OA_LogoThe Order of the Arrow (OA) recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This scout honor society has, for over 90 years, provided encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.

Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.  OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.


The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.


As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:

  • Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
  • 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.
  • Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
  • Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

Troop 2 is proud to be associated with the Order of the Arrow and Nentego Lodge 20 in the Del-Mar-Va Council.

OA Resources

Nentego Lodge site

Nentego Lodge Facebook page

Jump Start for NEW OA Members: for new Arrowmen who wish to learn more about the Order, induction process, and the Trail to Brotherhood.

Section NE-6A

Northeast Region OA

National OA

OA Training: training resources for Arrowmen, Lodges, and Sections.

OA High Adventure:  information about all four OA high adventure programs