Welcome from the National Chief


I still vividly remember my Ordeal ceremony, and feeling awe-struck as I heard Meteu deliver the Legend for the first time. After that weekend, I didn't plan on getting too involved in the OA, but if I did, I always thought it would be neat to be a ceremonialist so I could have the same impact on candidates that Meteu first had on me.

As I continue to read through our Order's History Timeline, I can't help but recall the first feelings I had as a young scout hearing the legend of the Delaware's for the first time. From Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech, to the welcoming of girls into Scouting, our Order has certainly withstood the test of time.

As we continue to "pay it forward" to the future generations, we must always be cognizant and respectful of all those who came before us. No matter how the world around us changes, our core principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service will remain forever at the heart of everything we do.

With Courage on the Next Step,

Anthony Peluso
2018 National Chief
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