The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative or Team Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his unit. In his unit, he will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge, purpose of the Order and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.
OA Rep History
Created in 1999
Was created to establish an official leadership position in the troop
First time in hostory OA had a formal role in the troop
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Serve as a Troop Representative?
Anyone in the unit who is under the age of 18 can serve as the OA Representative for the unit, provided he is a registered member of Shawnee Lodge, and the Greater St. Louis Area Council. He should be appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader or Varsity Team Captain, and will be a member of the Patrol Leaders’ Council and attend lodge and chapter meetings.
I’m Interested who should I contact?
You should read more information on the National Order of the Arrow Website [http://www.oa-bsa.org/programs/ttr/] and if you are still willing to take on the task, contact your Chapter Officers and tell them your interested in being a Troop/Team Representative.