The Order of the Arrow Trail Crew program is one of the best ways to experience Scouting’s premier high adventure base, Philmont Scout Ranch. For two weeks, participants see and experience all that Philmont has to offer and much more.
For the first week, participants have the chance to make a significant difference to Philmont by participating in trail building in the backcountry. Work will include clearing terrain for trail and constructing switchbacks, retention bars, and several other erosion controls. The impact of this service will be felt by scouts for decades.
The second week of the program is spent experiencing Philmont in its finest. Unlike regular treks, Trail Crews make their own itinerary, instead of selecting from pre-planned routes. You can do and see just about anything, from the Tooth of Time to Baldy Mountain, your crew decides!
For more information, visit: http://adventure.oa-bsa.org/oatc.php
Section SR-7A committed to help complete trail work in the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forests after ArrowCorps5 in 2008. Shenandoah Lodge 258 hosted trail trail crew events in March of 2009 and October of 2010. Additional service weekends were conducted by Nawakwa Lodge 3 and Wahunsenakah Lodge 333.