Hundreds of Boy Scouts who have been elected to the honor society of scouting, are planning to attend a weekend of training classes, competitions, and games at the Davis County Fairgrounds April 24 – 26.
Scouts who are members were elected to the Order of the Arrow are able to register to participate in the exciting Section W2S Conclave by going to http://www.SectionW2S.org on the Internet.
The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America, and each year the members gather for a weekend conference of fun and learning. The regional event attracts hundreds of boys from many states, and it was entirely organized and run by the boys themselves.
Activities included instruction, spiritual uplift, leadership training, and traditional Boy Scout activities such as rock climbing, rifle and shotgun shooting, archery, and other outdoor skills. There were over 85 classes and activities, all of which were organized by the youth leaders.
Membership in the Order of the Arrow is not an award. Boy Scouts who live by the Scout Oath and Law, have achieved at least the rank of First Class and have at least 15 days and nights of camping are eligible to be elected to the OA by the members of their troop.
The Boy Scouts of America sponsor Order of the Arrow lodges in each council throughout the United States. The country is broken up into Sections of several lodges. Section W2S is made up of members from the Great Salt Lake Council (Salt Lake area), Utah National Parks Council (southern Utah), and Trapper Trails Council (northern Utah and part of Wyoming).
Boy Scouts who are interested in the Order of the Arrow, members, and their parents can get more information on the Internet at www.oa-bsa.org.
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