Thursday, March 22, 2012

Order of the Arrow - Arrow of Light Ceremonies

  The UNPC Pony Express District OA just did their Arrow of Light Ceremony for our pack, and it was awesome!  They guide the audience outside near a small campfire, they wear costumes as they tell (and briefly act out) a story, and they give the recipients an authentic handmade arrow!  It was 10-15 minutes long and, even though several people were cold (having not brought their jackets), they said it was sooooo worth it! We WILL be using them again! -Angela

The Order of the Arrow is a chapter of Boy Scouts in your home BSA district who spend their time serving the community.  Each member has been nominated by their home unit to serve in the Order of the Arrow because of their zeal for scouting.  The Order of the Arrow is run as an ideal Boy Scout unit ought to be - Scout-led with adult supervision.

Special to Cub Scout units, the Order of the Arrow district chapters often prepare special Arrow of Light Ceremonies.  (For Boy Scouts, they often prepare special Eagle Court of Honor ceremonies.) Traditionally, the OA focuses on Native American-type ceremonies.  The ceremonies are very respectful, tasteful, and entertaining.  Perfect for an outdoor meeting or a great addition to a meeting in a multi-purpose room.

If your unit is in the UNPC Pony Express District, you may find the contact information on our Parking Lot (Q&A) page.

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