Order of the Arrow Camping Promotion

The Purpose of the Order:

“To recognize those campers - Scouts and Scouters - who best exemplify the

Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and by such recognition cause other

campers to conduct themselves in such a manner as to warrant recognition.

To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit

To promote Scout camping, which reaches its greatest effectiveness as a part of

the unit's camping program, both year-round and in the summer camp, as

directed by the camping committee of the council.

To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in

cheerful service to others.”

- Order of the Arrow Handbook, 2002 Edition

This current statement of the purpose of the Order of the Arrow states the four main points that have been the guidelines of the Order since its founding in 1915. Clearly the Order of the Arrow is an organization that centers upon campers and camping, its membership being one of honor campers.

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