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Prism was a program that was developed for the summer of 2016 after the BSA requested that the Order of the Arrow find a way increase utilization of the Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve and participation at the new Summit Circle.


NUWINGI - The willing

NUWINGI - The Willing


At the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference, guests were treated to a museum experience like never before. The Goodman Edson Observatory, or GEO, took Arrowmen on an interactive tour of the history of the OA. One special feature from GEO was a film produced specially for the event portraying the first Vigil Ceremony called NUWINGI -The Willing.



Attracting over 10,000 Arrowmen as patrons, the Goodman Edson Observatory (GEO) was one of the hotspots of the 2015 NOAC. Located centrally in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, the GEO was the largest exhibition of Order of the Arrow history and art ever collected.


With nearly 70 staff members and the help of an additional 500 volunteers during NOAC, the 2015 NOAC GEO




During the summer of 2015 each of the four regions sent a caravan of youth leaders to visit council camps and Scouting events in their region. At each ArrowTour stop Scouts, Arrowmen, and members of the community reflected, connected, and discovered the Order’s Centuries of Service.


NEXT! - A New Century

Next! - A New Century

As the centennial draws to a close, Arrowmen are asking, “What’s next?” The answer is the 2016 hands-on, high-energy summer program, NEXT: A New Century. This event features signature programs and training focused on membership, program, and innovation at the local level. Leaders gather at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana from July 30-August 3.

New Brotherhood Ceremony

New Brotherhood Ceremony


In mid-2014, the Order of the Arrow released the newest revision to the Ceremony for the Brotherhood for official use effective January 1, 2015. The last revision was over fifty years ago in 1961.

The Advance! - National Meeting to Reflect on the OA's First 100 Years



During the weekend of August 1-3, 2014, the national Order of the Arrow committee, key volunteers, and members of the OA national staff met at the University of Charleston – Beckley Campus, in Beckley, West Virginia for a powerful weekend dedicated to looking at both the past and future of the Order of the Arrow.  Dubbed “The Advance!,” the event afforded participants an opportunity to reflect on the OA’s first 100 years, followed by an increased focus on how the Order might continue to grow in relevance and impact during its next century.  

2015 National Planning Meeting


On December 27, 2015, the Section chiefs, section advisers, national OA committee members, key volunteers, and members of the BSA’s national OA professional staff gathered in Westlake, Texas for the Annual National Planning Meeting.  The program of emphasis during the four-day meeting was NEXT: A New Century, which focuses on the Order’s next century of service.  The elements of NEXT include such local level topics as brotherhood, membership, program, and innovation.

2014 National Planning Meeting

2014 National Planning Meeting

Section chiefs, section advisers, national OA committee members, key volunteers, and members of the BSA’s national OA professional staff gathered in Westlake, Texas for the 2014 National Planning Meeting.  The meeting’s activities were centered on the Order’s upcoming 100th Anniversary, and its year-long centennial celebration.

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