OA Unit Elections

Scouts are elected to the Order by their fellow unit members, following approval by the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor. To become a member, a youth must be a registered member of a Scout Troop or Venturing Crew team and hold First Class rank. The youth must have experienced fifteen days and nights of Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The fifteen days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.

Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition. Selected adult Scouters must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and provide a positive role model for the youth members of the lodge.

National Policy on Unit Elections Membership Requirements

This page explains the National Policy on Unit Elections Membership Requirements.

Requesting a Unit Election

OA elections must be coordinated through your Chapter Chief. Please read the Talidandaganu’ OA Election Guide and have your OA Representative Contact your Chapter Chief or you can schedule a Unit visit by using the form on this website. In the future, you will be able to schedule your Unit Elections directly from Scoutbook.

You can find more information, and resources for Unit Elections on the Documents & Forms page.