Unit Elections

Once each year, a troop or team may hold a unit election to elect youth members of their troop or team to become members of the Order of the Arrow. Both youth and adult Scouts and Scouters can become members of the OA, but only youth members are elected.

Jumpstart for New Arrowman

Congratulations on becoming a new member of the Order of the Arrow! Below, you’ll find information and explanations to help you learn more about the OA. You will need your OA Handbook to enter the site, so be sure to have it handy.

Member Portal

Update your personal information to keep up-to-date with lodge and chapter meetings and events. Members can also print their membership card at home and view a full calendar of events.

OA Membership Dues

Our lodge program and membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Dues are $15 per year. We ask each lodge member to renew their dues on an annual basis. This is done by either attending an event, renewing your dues through your unit’s recharter, or by paying dues separately. Whether you’re an active OA member renewing their dues again, you’ve been away for a while, or transferring from another lodge, we’re glad you’re here.

Your dues help the lodge and the Order of the Arrow in the following ways:

  • The National Order of the Arrow Organization to cover their expenses
  • Bay-Lakes Council for their annual fundraising campaign
  • The Bay-Lakes Council Camping Department to fund camperships for those in need
  • Funding service projects at each Bay-Lakes Council camp
  • Scholarships for youth members to attend the OA High Adventure and National Leadership Seminar opportunities
  • Fund events throughout the year and cover lodge operating expenses.

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