National OA Endowment

Supporting Scouting

Supporting Scouting

ARROWCORPS5

During five weeks in June and July of 2008 at five national forest sites across the country, thousands of Arrowmen came together for ArrowCorps5, the largest service project the U.S. Forest Service had ever received. ArrowCorps5 was a defining moment for the Order of the Arrow, representing our first major partnerships with U.S. Forest Service and our emergence as the leader in the BSA’s public service and conservation efforts. ArrowCorps5 was recognized by President George W. Bush with a personal presentation to our national youth leadership of the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

SUMMITCORPS: The New River Experience

The OA in partnership with National Park Service and the West Virginia Army National Guard, introduced the community surrounding The Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve to servant leadership in the summer of 2011. During the four weeks of SummitCorps, more than 1400 Arrowmen were able to complete more than 13 miles of new stacked loop trails, on public lands, in the Craig Branch area. Additionally Arrowman donated $15,358.00 to non-profit community service agencies which serve youth and more than $25,000 in nonperishable meals were donated to local organizations which have food banks.

Philmont Trail Crew

For the past 20 years, Arrowmen have worked under the guidance of an OATC Foreman, in close coordination with Philmont’s conservation department each  summer to complete restoration and trail improvement projects. These projects have included improvements to long term sustainability of trails, new trail construction, building restoration, and heavy rock work.

Northern Tier Wilderness Voyage & Canadian Odyssey

The Wilderness Voyage and Canadian Odyssey have worked in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Quetico Provincial Park to build durable portages and tails, protecting this extremely fragile ecosystem of the boundary waters. These service projects take part on public lands outside the national high adventure base for the benefit of the people on both sides of the U.S. – Canadian border.

Florida Sea Base Ocean Adventure

Based at the Briton Center and from Big Munson Island the OA Ocean Adventure performs service both on Sea Base property and within the National Marine Sanctuary. Projects include the removal of invasive species, marine life surveys, coral restoration, and working in partnership with a number of local conservation groups on smaller projects throughout the Florida Keys.

Summit Program

The OA in partnership with National Park Service and the West Virginia Army National Guard, introduced the community surrounding The Summit Bechtel  Family Scout Reserve to servant leadership in the summer of 2011. During the four weeks of SummitCorps, more than 1400 Arrowmen were able to complete more than 13 miles of new stacked loop trails, on public lands, in the Craig Branch area. Additionally Arrowmen, donated $15,358.00 to non-profit community service agencies which serve youth and more than $25,000 in non-perishable meals were donated to local food banks.

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