Tell the world why you #ChooseOA

#ChooseOA brings us back to why we chose to be part of this brotherhood. It’s different for every Arrowman, which goes to show the many benefits of involvement. We’re all here for a reason, and #ChooseOA is about sharing that reason with parents, Scoutmasters, professionals, younger Scouts, and Cub Scouts.

#ChooseOA is a marketing and social media campaign which allows active OA members to share the reasons they became involved and chose to stay involved with the Order of the Arrow; simply put, why they #ChooseOA. These testimonials, paired with a resource repository, will hopefully prompt other audiences (including elected candidates, OA alumni, parents, and Scoutmasters) to learn more about the leadership and program opportunities the OA offers, and to either become involved in the program themselves, or support the program’s goals.

This program exists to give you, the Arrowman, the tools you need to spread the word of the Order of the Arrow and all of its benefits. As an Arrowman, it is on you to cheerfully serve those around you, in your OA lodge and back home in your Boy Scout unit. That service is the first, essential step in being an ambassador for the OA.

Within this webpage you’ll find even more resources to help you go back home to your unit and let others know how the Order of the Arrow benefits not only Arrowmen, but fellow Boy Scouts and the entire nation.

Encourage others to #ChooseOA, just as you did, by learning more about our work and experiences.

Several of the documents on this page are available in formats appropriate for professional printing. Please contact the ChooseOA team at for more information.

Some material on this site is intended for those who are already members of the Order of Arrow. These materials are password-protected with the Admonition of the Order (in all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no punctuation). If you do not know the Admonition, ask another member, a member of the Ordeal Ceremony team, or your lodge or chapter adviser.


#ChooseOA is a membership-focused promotion program of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America.

Why did I #ChooseOA?

I #ChooseOA for all of the great leadership opportunities and brotherhood.

John R., Brotherhood Member, X Lodge, Y Council