Presentation on theme: "Troop/Team OA Representative Who is he? What does he do? Why do we need him?"— Presentation transcript:
Troop/Team OA Representative Who is he? What does he do? Why do we need him?
The Purpose of the OA Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition. Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp. Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation. Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
Who is he? A Troop/Team OA representative is a youth serving his unit as the primary liaison to the troop's lodge and/or chapter. He attends the meetings and relays info from the chapter and/or lodge back to the SPL, Scoutmaster, and Arrowmen.
What does he do? He attends troop/team and chapter or lodge meetings as a youth representative of the troop/team and Lodge. Serves as a two-way communication link between the troop/team and the chapter or lodge. Attend and conducts with the chapter an annual OA election for the troop/team at a time approved by the PLC.
Importance of chapter meetings Chapter meetings are important because the chapter gets information from the lodge and then passes it down to the units via unit representatives. Talk about upcoming events (Ordeal weekend, jambo, ext.) Participate in activities OA related (regalia, drumming, dance, ceremony practice, etc.) Fellowship.
Delivering info There are several different ways of delivering information to the troops Fliers Troop/Team website Email Lodge/Chapter website Going to meetings and telling them
Qualifications Under 18 years old Appointed by SPL with SM approval OA member in good standing Service length varies 6-12 months depends on unit's rules and operations Covers leadership rank advancement requirements
Information Flow Lodge/Chapter to Unit Unit elections visit Camp promotions visit Community service opportunities Invitations to obtain Brotherhood Invitations to attend Ordeal Resource lists OA Representative Registration forms Encourage participation in OA Unit to Lodge/Chapter Does the unit have monthly campouts? Does the unit attend a long-term camp? Do the older Scouts participate? Do the unit's OA members participate in Functions? Name of the new OA Troop rep.