Troop and Team Rep Position Patches

Troop and Team Rep Position Patches

The Order of the Arrow unit Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his unit, he helps meet the needs of the unit and will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge, purpose of the Order and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.

OA Troop/ Team Representative Duties:

  • Serves as a communication link between the lodge and the troop.
  • Encourages year round and resident camping in the troop.
  • Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs.
  • Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
  • Assists with leadership skills training in the troop.
  • Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop.
  • Encourages Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in the lodge and become Brotherhood members.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath, Scout Law and OA Obligation.
  • Shows Scout spirit.


  • Under 18 year old for the entire term – TERM DATES
  • Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster Approval
  • OA Member in Good Standing (Current Dues Paid)
  • Has his own Assistant Scoutmaster Adviser approved by the Scoutmaster
  • Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Flow of Information:

The following is a list of information that needs to flow between the OA Troop Representative and the Lodge:

  1. Does the unit conduct monthly campouts?
  2. Does the unit attend a long-term camp?
  3. Do the unit’s older scouts participate in high adventure programs?
  4. Does the unit need assistance with its outdoor program?
  5. Does the unit need assistance with community service projects?
  6. Does the unit need assistance with training?
  7. Do the unit’s OA members participate in Lodge functions? Name of the new OA Troop Representative
  8. Reaction of the Troop members to the Lodge program


Does This Position Does Count Towards Rank Advancement For A Leadership Position? (Yes it certainly does) Register your Troop Representative today, here is the  LINK TO FORM AND LOCATION.