Once each year, a troop may hold a unit election to elect youth members of their troop to become members of the Order of the Arrow. Elections are held in the fall. Visit the lodge website for the specific dates. Both youth and adult Scouts and Scouters can become members of the OA, but only youth members are elected. Assistant Scoutmasters under the age of 21 are considered youth members for OA purposes. New members are voted on by every youth member of the troop present at the election - not just the OA members.
Elections are normally held at a regular troop meeting, and take about half an hour to complete. In order for an election to be held, at least 50% of your active youth members must be present – if less than 50% are present, the election must be rescheduled.
The OA elections must be completed by the OA chapter election team with the support of unit Arrowmen, OA troop representative and unit leader. Unit leaders should view the election video and read the national and lodge election resources before the election. For more information about elections, visit the Colonneh Lodge website.
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