OA

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/history/public_html/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 33.

1990 DSA Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The following were presented the DSA at the 1990 National Order of the Arrow Conference - Donald R. Adkins, James M. Alexander III, John Kevin Bokesch, Angelo A. Cappelli, Charles A. Chase Sr., Mark J. Chilutti, Albert C. Christoph, Gene V. Clemens, Michael M. Creagh, Chris Crews, Wayne L. Dukes, R. D. Dunkin, B. Jay Fairbanks III, Daniel Fee, Robert E.

OA Time Capsule Sealed

At the 1990 NOAC during Founder’s Day, lodges and individuals could put items into a special 75th Anniversary time capsule. The capsule was filled with many pieces of Scouting memorabilia and other items of note from 1990.

National Chief John Meckley and National Vice Chief Tony Steinhardt sealed the capsule in a special ceremony. The capsule is to be opened on the 100th Anniversary of the Order in 2015.

1990 National Planning Meeting

In 1990 the National Planning Meeting was called the “Assembly of Chiefs”. The theme was “Focus ‘91”. Instead of planning a NOAC, this meeting would be to plan the featured 1991 program, “The Year of the Lodge”.

Goodman's 100th Birthday

Goodman’s centennial would have been May 15, 1991. To mark the occasion, the Journal of Scouting History published a biographical essay by Goodman’s friend and protégé, Bill Hillcourt. He wrote of their many years of mutual support and good times together.

He closed:

Urner was my friend, alive, for fifty years. He was, indeed, a GOOD MAN. He is a friend of mine until I die, and a friend of each of you who follow in his footsteps.

75th Anniversary Award

The Order of the Arrow (OA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 1990, and in keeping with earlier traditions established during the Order’s 50th and 60th Anniversaries, the celebration was a national event. The 75th Anniversary Award Program was first unveiled at the 1988 National OA Conference (NOAC) by the National OA Committee. The award program, which for the first time allowed adult participation, consisted of three main elements: the Individual Challenge, the Lodge Challenge, and the Rededication Ceremony.

NOAC 1988

The 1988 National Order of the Arrow Conference was originally scheduled for UCLA. However, very late in the going problems developed in the contracts. There were issues regarding costs of meals and facilities and an impasse between the National OA Committee and UCLA was reached. There were also concerns just as in 1973 when the Conference came to UC Santa Barbara about the higher costs of traveling as far as the west coast.

1988 DSA Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The following were presented the DSA at the 1988 National Order of the Arrow Conference - Glenn T. Ault, Douglas E. Beaudoin, L. Ronald Bell, Billy H. Brackett, Richard E. Carroll, C.D. Cash, Jay T. Cleaver, Franklin H. Collins, Eduardo X. De Torres, Mark M. Dyer, Philip R. Engelmann, David A. Erb, Daniel J. Feigelson, John R. Foltz, J.

1988 - National Planning Meeting

The National Planning Meeting had become an annual end of year meeting between the holidays. Besides National officer elections, the 1989 50th anniversary of Philmont Trek was on the agenda. Jack Stephens of Chee Dodge Lodge, Flagstaff, Arizona was elected National Chief. Wade Herbranson, Tonkawampus Lodge, Maple Grove, Minnesota was elected National Vice Chief.

1989 National Jamboree

The 1989 National Scout Jamboree was held at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, from August 3 to 9 with the theme “The Adventure Begins . . . With America’s Youth”. 32,717 Scouts were in attendance.


During the opening show, Steven Spielberg spoke to Scouts, sharing the stage with country singer Lee Greenwood. Spielberg told the Scouts that he owed his career to Scouts and that it was Photography Merit Badge that led him to make his first film (about a UFO landing near Scouts camping) and that was why he became a filmmaker. Newly elected President George H.W. Bush addressed Scouts by praising them for their leadership and role in confronting the problem of drug abuse. 1989 also marked the first year that female-registered campers could attend a BSA National Jamboree.

Second Philmont OA Trek

The OA’s second OA Philmont Trek, Aug. 11-22, 1989, coincided with the second year of Philmont Scout Ranch’s two-year 50th anniversary. Over a 12 day period more than 800 Arrowmen took part in five-day treks through the backcountry tackling routes graded as “typical”, “rugged”, “strenuous” and “super-strenuous". Along the way they took part in discussion groups and opportunities to further develop the Trek theme ‘’These High Places are Within You.”

Syndicate content