Category: News

It’s beginning to look a lot like…lodge charter renewal time!

Recharter time has arrived! This year, a few important changes have been made to the rechartering process for lodges. An overview of these changes may be found here. Key changes from past years include: The Journey to Excellence application is … Continue reading

Virginia Arrowman Works with Youth to Earn Hornaday Award

By Brad Ward (www.oa-bsa.org) Arrowman Dave Singletary proved to the members of Wahunsenakah Lodge his care for the environment this past year when he earned the Hornaday Gold Badge for service to the environment. The Hornaday Gold Badge is awarded … Continue reading

SR-7A Arrowmen Help Fight Hunger

Boy Scouts from across Virginia joined in an April 27 service project to bundle and bag 80,000 pounds of potatoes for the benefit of several Virginia food banks and church food pantries.  At three servings per pound, their efforts will … Continue reading

Nawakwa Lodge Receives Two National Awards

Congratulations are in order for Nawakwa Lodge 3 of the Heart of Virginia Council.   Nawakwa Lodge will be receiving both the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award and the National Service Award for 2012.  These awards are only presented to … Continue reading

Two SR-7A Lodges Receive National OA Service Grant

Of the twenty lodges in the nation that received OA Service Grants this year, two hail from SR-7A! The Heart of Virginia Council (Nawakwa Lodge #3) headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, will receive $1,676 dollars to build a five (5) mile … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

From our brothers in the Northeast Region: Hurricane Sandy caused lots of damage all across the Northeast Region, and we, as Arrowmen, feel that we need to help. In addition to homes being affected, Scout camps across the region have … Continue reading

Southern Region Gathering

On the weekend of October 12-14, 2013, SR-7A officers and advisers joined their colleagues from throughout the Southern Region at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas (outside of San Antonio) for the Southern Region Gathering. Section Chief … Continue reading

OA Staff Jamboree Scholarship

The “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Trust and the Order of the Arrow are proud to announce the William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Scholarship to assist youth Arrowmen serving on Order of the Arrow Staff at the 2013 National Boy Scout … Continue reading

Guide to Inductions 2012 Revision

The 2012 revision of the Guide to Inductions is now available. This revision contains several additions, changes and updates. As part of this revision more resources are available for use by lodges and chapters. Arrowmen involved in inductions are encouraged … Continue reading

OA Strategic Plan 2013-2017

From www.oa-bsa.org Brothers, It is hard to believe that it has been a month since we left Michigan State University, site of NOAC 2012! In what seems like yesterday, school has started back, we said our goodbyes to summertime, and … Continue reading