The Order of the Arrow
Scouting’s National Honor Society
The Alapaha and Immokalee Lodges have been merged. The new name is the Withlacoochee Lodge and the totem is the Gopher Tortoise! More details on the merger will be coming soon. This is an exciting step towards the future of the lodge.
For more than 90 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 mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
LEC meetings are where the Lodge Leadership makes decisions about upcoming events. Please join us at the next LEC meeting and learn more about Lodge Leadership. Contact the
for more information and be sure to check your newsletter for the dates of the next meetings.
Congratulations to Alapaha Lodge member James Turk for receiving the Silver Beaver Award.
My Fellow Arrowmen,
I have an exciting opportunity of adventure, personal growth, and brotherhood to offer you! If you want to advance yourself and learn to be strong and steadfast, knowledgeable and self-reliant, confident and undiscouraged, join us on staff at Northern Tier National High Adventure Base. Applicants need no prior training, only a positive mental attitude, strong moral character, and a willingness to learn. We have a variety of staff positions for all types of people. If you are over 18 years old and interested in working with us next summer, send in your application today!
Northern Tier is hiring over 200 employees for summer 2012. About half our staff lead 6-10 day canoe trips of roughly 8 youth/adult into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Minnesota with the other half working on base. The following positions are offered at Northern Tier:
Interpreter: Guides canoe trips; provides outdoor skills training to participants;
Acts as a resource for safety, environmental awareness, and local history
Outfitting: Distributes & maintains trail equipment & commissary food
Trading Post: Assists with displays, inventories, and sales of the Trading Post
Maintenance: Maintains facilities; must be 21 & have current Driver’s License
History: Hosts nightly “Rendezvous” campfire; acts as a living history program guide
Food Service: Works in a state-of-the art kitchen; prepares & serves meals
Office: Assists in office, data entry, answering phones, making copies, crew check-in etc.
Benefits and Pay
Starting pay is $215 per week and up depending on position. We provide room and board and gear rental. We offer paid staff training in canoeing and camping skills, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR. Some staff receive internship credit for their school. Most employees come away with friendships, adventures, and memories that last a lifetime.
For more information and an application, please go to our website, www.ntier.org, and also check us out on www.facebook.com/NorthernTier and www.youtube.com/NorthernTier. Feel free to call Keith at 218-365-4811 or email me at
if you have any questions.
You are in the Order of the Arrow because your friends and peers saw in you the skill of leadership. Nurture and sharpen your skills at Northern Tier National High Adventure Base!
Staff Recruiting Brochure
Staff Recruiting Flyer
Staff Application Form
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