Presentation on theme: "OA Troop Representative Training"— Presentation transcript:
1 OA Troop Representative Training The Order of the ArrowOA Troop Representative TrainingFeb 8, Christopher Colletti, Troop Rep Chairman
2 Agenda What is the Order of the Arrow Troop Rep Requirements to be a OA Troop RepDutiesTroop Rep IssuesResourcesSummaryQ & A
3 What is an OA Troop RepCommunication Link between the OA Chapter and TroopHelps OA and non-OA scouts learn more about OA
4 Requirements to be a Troop Rep OA memberActive Scout (1st class or higher)Troop leadership positionAppointed by SPLIf none is appointed ask for the position or help find oneGood leadership & communication (can be learned on the job)Set a good example
5 OA Troop Representative - 1 RESPONSIBLE TO: Asst Senior Patrol LeaderSPECIFIC DUTIES:Serve as the communication link between the lodge or chapter and the TroopEncourage Arrowmen in the troop to be active in Chapter and Lodge activitiesEncourage Ordeal to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood membersPromote year- round and resident camping in the troopEncourage older- Scout participation in high- adventure programs5
6 OA Troop Representative - 2 SPECIFIC DUTIES:Encourage Scouts to actively participate in community service projectsAssist with leadership skills training in the troopEncourage Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troopPromote OA to non-OA ScoutsHelp with OA Troop electionsAttend OA events and talk with other Troop Reps
7 Troop Rep Issues Non-active members (youth and adults) If no Troop OA Adult Advisor recruit oneMembers not interested in BrotherhoodNot knowing about OA eventsRegister as OA Troop Rep on NH websiteSee Resources (next slide)6 month term too short – may be better to take it on for 1 yr (two 6 month terms) as OA Scouting program is 1 yrOthers ???
8 Resources Troop Scoutmaster & Troop OA Adult Advisor NH OA Troop Rep Chairman & NH OA OfficersOther Troop RepsNew Horizons OA website -Order of the Arrow Troop Rep webpage under the NH OA websiteContact info registryTroop Rep information packetNational Order of the Arrow Website:Shawnee Lodge Website:
9 Summary The OA Troop Rep is an important leadership position Communication and Encouraging participation in OA events are the main duties of the OA Troop RepThere are many resources for the Troop RepTroop Rep “get-togethers” can provide ideas to increase effectivenessShould we have these at all chapter meetings?A chance to share ideas
10 “Let it be remembered that the Order of the Arrow was created to help the unit – to help it present its membership a better ideal of the inner qualities of the good Scout camper. Qualities of character, like cheerfulness and service, are hard for a boy or a man to understand in the abstract. They come easier when seen in human life.Let us realize the significance of the Order in the unit – for the unit is our best hope in Scouting.”Dr. E. Urner Goodman
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