Contact Brian Bennett at 214-215-7133 to register.
many Arrowmen and Scouters have been asking when and what will be the
next national Order of the Arrow service project. Arrowmen who attended ArrowCorps5
could not wait to go back and provide cheerful service to the United
States Forest Service and those who missed the opportunity wanted
another chance to experience the Order of the Arrow at its finest.
Order of the Arrow announced its second national service project:
SummitCorps - The New River Experience. Based on the successes of ArrowCorps5
and the OA High Adventure programs, SummitCorps will combine cheerful
service with adventure. The experience will take place over four weeks
during July 2011. MIKANAKAWA LODGE will attending the last week July
23-31. SummitCorps will be held at the New River Gorge National River
in West Virginia benefiting the National Park Service which is adjacent
to new home of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
goals of the project are to improve the Garden Grand Hike and Bike Trail
which will link The Summit: Bechtel Family Scout Reserve, home of the
new national scout jamboree site, with the New River. This critical link
will give Scouts and Scouters access to outdoor recreation adjacent to
The Summit as well as various activities on the river. The removal of
invasive species will be a key component of this service project.
at SummitCorps will be actively involved in both of these projects and
still have plenty of time for recreation. Brotherhood will be
strengthened as Arrowmen work and play together. Arrowmen will not want
to miss out on this experience.
participating in SummitCorps will be able to experience a deeper
understanding of the Scout Oath and Law and the Obligation of the Order
of the Arrow. Arrowmen will also learn about the importance of the
service project and skills needed to develop and execute similar
projects back in their home community. Over the course of a week,
Arrowmen will meet, network, and leave with memories of the cheerful
service that will last a lifetime.
will be staffed by youth and adult Arrowmen. The leadership for the
month-long project will be provided by members of the National Order of
the Arrow Committee using the Incident Command structure. The Order of
the Arrow will hire approximately 40 Arrowmen to serve on the Instructor
Corps who will lead and train SummitCorps participants working on the
Interested Arrrowmen should contact -- Brian Bennett at 214-215-7133 of by email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today! To learn more about SummitCorps, visit event.oa-bsa.org today.