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.
The following Order of the Arrow Web Sites contain current National and Regional OA information:
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
- 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.
The Order of the Arrow Lodges belonging to Councils in our Area are organized and dsitributed into 2 groups called Sections. An OA section consists of lodges within a geographic area of the region. Annually, representatives of lodges in the section come together for a conclave to share in fellowship, skills, and training. In addition the section creates a monitoring/mentoring relationship with its lodges, provides leadership development opportunities, fosters understanding and adherence to national OA policies and procedures, and coordinates OA administrative and program functions. A section is led by three elected youth officers – the section chief, vice chief, and secretary – who are advised by an adult section adviser and a professional section staff adviser.
Area 2 is comprised of 2 Order of the Arrow Sections: Section NE-2A and Section NE-2B. Below is a list of the lodges in each section and a link to each Section’s web site:
For information or to contact Section NE-2A, please view their web site: http://ne2a.org/
Area 2 Section NE-2A Lodge List
LODGE COUNCIL LOCATION SECTION
Half Moon Lodge Rip Van Winkle Council Kingston, NY NE-2A
Nacha Nimat Lodge Hudson Valley Council Newburgh, NY NE-2A
Owaneco Lodge Connecticut Yankee Council Milford, CT NE-2A
Paugassett Lodge Housatonic Council Derby, CT NE-2A
Pocumtuc Lodge Western Massachusetts Council Chicopee, MA NE-2A
Tschitani Lodge Connecticut Rivers Council East Hartford, CT NE-2A
For information or to contact Section NE-2B, please view their web site: http://www.ne2b.org/
Area 2 Section NE-2B Lodge List
LODGE COUNCIL LOCATION SECTION
Achewon Netopalis Lodge Greenwich Council Greenwich, CT NE-2B
Buckskin Lodge Theodore Rooselvelt Council Massapequa, NY NE-2B
Kintecoying Lodge Greater New York Councils New York, NY NE-2B
Ktemaque Lodge Westchester-Putnam Council Hawthorne, NY NE-2B
Shinnecock Lodge Suffolk County Council Medford, NY NE-2B