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OA offers recognition for Units of Excellence

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I. Background & Purpose of the Award

As the primary platform where the Scouting program is delivered to youth, the unit is

the most vital and important level of the BSA for the Order to support.

The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and

the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into their annual planning.

This award is intended to provide a tool for lodges to recognize, incentivize, and

operationalize unit-level participation in Order of the Arrow programs.

The OA Unit of Excellence Award criteria recognize units that invite the lodge to

conduct quality unit elections, participate in lodge events and meetings, and operate a

complete OA Troop/Team Representative program. Our hope is that units that

complete these criteria will benefit from the support programs that the Order of the

Arrow has implemented to strengthen unit-delivered program. This recognition

program, along with other tools for unit support, should be distributed and promoted to

Scoutmaster/Coach, OA Troop/Team Representatives and Advisers, and chapter

election teams to include in communication to units.

II. Award Requirements

Units must complete all of the requirements listed below in order to be eligible as an

Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence. If all requirements are completed, the unit

receives a ribbon for their troop/team flag, per annum. In addition to the ribbon, the

award system has built in recognitions for the key players in each unit responsible for

creating a strong Order of the Arrow culture in the unit. These awards are available for

the following three positions:

 Scoutmaster/Coach

 Troop/Team Representative (TTR)

 Troop/ Team Representative Adviser (Assistant Scoutmaster or Assistant


Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award

Unit of Excellence patch order form

Unit of Excellence Scoutmaster Certificate order form



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