Order of the Arrow
You may see older Scouts wearing a white sash with a red arrow on it. This means they are members of the Order of the Arrow (OA), Boy Scout's National Honor Society. After you have at least 20 nights of camping under your belt and have demonstrated you live by the Scout Oath and Law, you are eligible for membership in OA. OA works on service projects to help the Council and the community. All OA ceremonies are based on old Native American traditions.
Now in it's second century of service, OA recognizes Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and Scouting spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. The purpose of Scouting’s National Honor Society is to:
As a member of the Order of the Arrow, You are a member of a “lodge”. The lodge associated with the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council is the Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge.