The Lodge’s Mission
To achieve the purpose of the Order of the Arrow as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America in the council through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
The OA is…
An organization of honor-campers. A member is elected by his unit, and is chosen not so much for what he has done, but rather, what he is expected to do. The Brotherhood of Cheerful Service, as the OA is otherwise known, is chartered by the Boy Scouts of America.
An Arrowman’s first obligation is “your duty to your unit,” utilizing his skills and talents in the development of his fellow Scouts. Activities in the OA focus on service to Scouting, and particularly the Scout Camp. We, like all OA lodges, utilize the aspect of Indian Lore and mystery to enhance the program’s appeal.
Shenandoah Lodge 258 is your local OA lodge serving the Stonewall Jackson Area Council. The lodge exists to support and enrich the Scouting program in this area, and works to benefit the local program through leadership, camping, and an abundance of cheerful service.
Every Arrowman is reminded of his primary obligation to his unit, as he seeks to “catch the higher vision of a life of cheerful service.”