ArrowTour is one of three programs that comprise a year-long celebration of the Order of the Arrow’s centennial anniversary. In the summer of 2015, four delegations of youth Arrowmen will travel to council camps and Scouting events to bring our national centennial experience to Scouts, Arrowmen, and communities throughout the country.
ArrowTour will provide opportunities to reflect, connect, and discover the Order's Centuries of Service, both past and future. The Order of the Arrow is excited to partner with councils to provide this program accessory at Boy Scout summer camps and Scouting events.
Youth leaders from around the country are already hard at work building the ArrowTour program. The program has been designed for all Scouts, OA members and non-members alike. Whether a first year camper or a seasoned volunteer, the ArrowTour program will offer something for everyone.
The ArrowTour program will be customized to best meet the needs and capitalize on the unique features of each site. Some of the planned ArrowTour programs include:
Exploration: History displays, interactive timelines, and program videos
OA Evening Show: A camp-wide program that will recognize the Order’s rich 100 year history, and reveal where the steps to our second century of service begin. We will end the show with a camp-wide social.
Activities: Silk screening, hat/belt branding, inflatable obstacle course, and recreational games.
Service: ArrowTour Team service project, alumni outreach to benefit local councils.
ArrowTour will be delivered by four teams of Arrowmen. Each team will travel throughout one of the Boy Scouts of America’s four regions, making stops at council camps and Scouting events along the way. Each team’s route will be strategically planned to reach as many Scouts and communities as possible.
At the end of the summer, the four teams will meet to conclude ArrowTour at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference. The ArrowTour programs will be on display for all conference guests.
Once finalized, you’ll be able to find a preview of each ArrowTour team’s route on this page. Be sure to stay tuned on the Order of the Arrow’s social media channels for the latest news and updates about ArrowTour.
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From marketing and public relations to safety and logistics, youth leaders are involved in every aspect of ArrowTour planning. Find out more about the youth team planning ArrowTour on the Order of the Arrow website.
Keep your eyes peeled for an ArrowTour boarding pass at the next Scouting event you attend. 500 of these uniquely numbered passes were distributed to Scouting professionals, council volunteers, and other leaders at the Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in May. Learn more about the contest.