For newly elected Order of the Arrow candidates:
So what is the Order of the Arrow and why should I care?
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society, comprised of scouts who's attitude and service have been seen and noticed by the scouts in their unit. You have been elected by your unit, not because of things you have already done to lead and serve, but because of the things that you are yet to do. Many great leadership opportunities in the OA exist to help to make units and scouts grow in the way they are led.
What happens after my ordeal?
After your ordeal is over, you will be officially brought into the Order of the Arrow. You will join over 170,000 other scouts who's service was recognized, just like you. It is the hope of the lodge and chapter that you remain active after your ordeal and continue to grow the leadership in your troop, school and all aspects of your life. Great things are to come of the Order of the Arrow, and you can be a part of this change.