Order of the Arrow - Semialachee Lodge


Simply put, the Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. It was created in 1915 and officially became a part of Scouting in 1934. Its mission is:
  • To recognize Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives
  • To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit
  • To promote Scout camping
  • To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others

The Order of the Arrow is not a badge; it is recognition and a call to greater service. Scouts must be elected to the Order by the members of their unit. To be eligible for election, Scouts must be a registered member of a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team and hold the First Class rank. The Scout must have camped 15 days and nights with his Scouting unit or as part of another Scouting program. The 15 days and nights must include no more than one long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping.

The Semialachee Lodge 239 is the Suwannee River Area Council's Order of the Arrow Lodge.