The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of Boy Scouting.
Scouts from Troop 71 who are OA members belong to Pohopoco chapter, Witauchsoman Lodge
. Chapter meetings are held the second Tuesday of most months at 7 PM at Mack World Headquarters in Allentown. All OA members are invited.
The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold:
- To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives
- To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit
- To promote Scout camping
- To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others
- The basic unit of the OA is the lodge, which is chartered to a local council. Some lodges divide into chapters.
- Lodges are grouped into sections; sections are grouped into regions. Witauchsoman lodge belongs to section NE-5B of the Northeast Region.
- The National Order of the Arrow committee oversees the nation-wide organization.