For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters 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 spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.
The Order of the Arrow was founded in the Ozarks in 1929. Both the MO-KAN Council and the Ozarks Council had active OA Lodges. In 1994 when Ozarks Council 308 and MO – KAN Area Council 306 merged, they formed the existing Ozark Trails Council 306. The merger of the two councils additionally caused the Order of the Arrow Lodges that were supported by each council to merge into one. Osage Lodge #42 and Nih-Ka-Ga-Hah Lodge #91 gave birth to Wah-Sha-She Lodge 42. Wah-Sha-She can be translated into English as meaning “Water People”. Over the past several years, Wah-Sha-She Lodge has had a strong presence in its Section as well as on the National level.
The Order of the Arrow was founded in 1915 to serve a useful purpose: to cause the Scout Oath and Law to spring into action in all parts of the nation. To this day, the Order is dedicated to this high purpose.
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