Order of the Arrow Representative


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General Information


Description:An Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his troop, he serves as a communication and programmatic link to the Arrowman and adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He does this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge and purpose of the Order. By setting a good example, he enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to his troop. By accepting the position of Order of the Arrow Troop Representative, you agree to provide service and leadership to your troop. The responsibility should be fun and rewarding. This job description outlines some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this leadership role.

Comments: Must be an active and participating member of Canotka Chapter, Lodge 104

Reports to: Scoutmaster and Chapter Chief
Type: Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term: One Year

Qualifications

Age: None
Rank: Brotherhood Member
Experience: None
Attendance:

75% for all Troop activities over previous 6 months

75% of all OA Chapter Activities over previous 6 months

Confirmation: Appointment Approved by Scoutmaster

Performance Requirements

Training: You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance: You are expected to attend 80% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort and use the adult leadership and advice when you feel they are needed.

General Leadership Responsibilities

Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for meetings and activities. You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that the someone (A patrol leader if possible) is ready to assume your responsibilities. This requires you to "Be Prepared", plan ahead and this will never be an issue.

Specific Leadership Responsibilities

Duties What it means in Troop 780
Cheerful Service
  • Live it
Keep others informed:
  • Keep other informed of all Lodge Level and Chapter level OA events.
  • Encourage pariticpation
  • Prep potential new members and troop on expectations
Set a good example:
  • Be the first to reflect the scout sign.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Exhibit good self-discipline.
  • Have a good attendance record.
  • Meet your obligations on time and in full effort.
  • Have fun but not at the expense of everyone. Goofing off without purpose wastes time and looses the interest and respect of the other scouts.
  • REMEMBER: The troop will follow your example.
Wear the uniform correctly:
  • Always conform to the Troop 780 uniform policy.
Show Scout Spirit:
  • Use the Scout Oath and Law as an everyday guideline.
  • Actively participate in the activities of Troop 780.
  • Set an example for the other Scouts to follow.

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