Best Practices for Lodges

The Order of the Arrow has collected ideas submitted by Arrowmen across the country who have benefited from years of experience and trial and error.  By sharing these resources, these Arrowmen hope to share the wisdom they have gained over the ages.  The National Order of the Arrow Committee hopes other lodges can benefit from this repository of ideas that have proven successful for lodges in the past. The Best Practices have been divided into the eleven categories:

  • Events & Promotions
  • Lodge Executive Committee
  • Brotherhood Conversion
  • Communications
  • Membership Retention
  • Inductions
  • Administration
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Miscellaneous

To access these best practices, click here.

If you have a Best Practices idea that has worked for your chapter or lodge and would like to share it, please send them to the team at