Welcome! Wicomico Chapter of Wahunsenakah Lodge #333 Order of the Arrow hopes you enjoy our website! If you have any questions or suggestions, please use the emails on the right of this webpage.
The Order of the Arrow (OA) is an honor camper Brotherhood chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. Its purpose is to recognize and honor those campers who best live up to the Scout Oath or Promise and Scout Law in their daily lives and to guide them in expanding the service that has made them outstanding.
Election into the OA is by the votes of his fellow Scouts. Results of the election are not immediately announced. The successful candidates are notified by an OA Call-Out ceremony and/or by a letter inviting the candidate to complete a service weekend “Ordeal” of camping and cheerful service in preparation for their induction into the OA.
Along with the honor for a Scout to be nominated and inducted into the Order, membership requires a certain commitment for future service. An OA member is expected to attend at least 50% of all OA functions. Annual dues are minimal but expected to be paid on time. OA members are also expected to wear the complete Official Boy Scout Uniform to all OA functions and events.
Participation in the OA is beyond, and in addition to your regular Troop events. OA members are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from OA functions and events. Generally, this is not a problem as several youth and adult OA members from your Troop attend most OA functions. Ride sharing is possible, but it is up to the individual OA member to make these arrangements. Activities fees are associated with most functions and events (except Chapter meetings).
There are many opportunities to attain leadership roles and experience as well as to meet and have fellowship with people from other areas. . . and to HAVE FUN!