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. 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.
Learn More About Elections
As soon as the election is completed, the unit leader may or may not choose to announce to the entire unit the names of members who have been elected. Often, if the unit will be participating in a call-out, the announcement of results may be postponed until the call-out. The Raven District is offering an optional call-out ceremony for candidates elected into the Order of the Arrow by their troop last fall. Scouts are not required to participate in a call-out ceremony but must complete an Ordeal within one year, in order to become a member of Colonneh Lodge. If a candidate does not attend an Ordeal within one-year, then the candidate has to be re-elected by their unit.
Learn More About Ordeals
RSVP for Call-Out Ceremony
The Raven District is offering a special call-out ceremony for candidates elected into the Order of the Arrow by their troop last fall. There is no charge to participate.