Order of the Arrow

Overview

For more than 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

Na Tsi Hi Lodge #71

Na Tsi Hi is the name of our lodge, which is also known by its national lodge number, #71. As scouts are organized into Troops, so the OA is broken up into Lodges. The Order of the Arrow uses Indian Lore to enhance the attractiveness of its program. In the Cherokee language “na tsi hi” means “in the pines,” referring to the pine trees at Camp Housman (which is now part of Allaire State Park) where the lodge was founded.