SITE INFO AND POLICIES
Jumpstart for New Arrowmen
This is the "Jumpstart for New Arrowmen" area of the Official National Web Site for the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America. The main goal of this web site is to give you all of the information you need to be a successful new member of the OA, in an interactive format. Much more programmatic information is available at www.oa-bsa.org.
The site is produced by members of the Jumpstart committee, a part of the national OA web site staff, under the direction of the Communications and Marketing Subcommittee of the national Order of the Arrow committee.
This site follows the Official OA Web Site Guidelines.
Use of Material from this Site
In general, Order of the Arrow members may freely reprint material from the national OA web site for their own use, or in local publications as part of the official program of the OA, as long as proper credit is given as to where the material came from. (A simple byline of "-from the National OA Web Site, www.oa-bsa.org" is fine, or the footer statement that appears on the bottom of each page can be used.) If you wish to reprint material from the "Jumpstart for New Arrowmen" area of the site, please make sure to protect the safeguarded information. Do not reprint this material in a publication that is easily available to non-members.
Please do not copy the material presented here to a local web site. Instead, put a link to the national OA web site and how to access the "Jumpstart for New Arrowmen" area of the site. This ensures that local users will always get the most current copy when the pages here are updated, and it also saves local webmasters from any need to edit or retype our pages. All pages in the "Jumpstart for New Arrowmen" area of the site are password protected, so it is best that users enter through the main gateway from the national OA web site.
The "Jumpstart for New Arrowmen" area of the national OA web site will be updated as necessary.
To ensure that Scouts and Scouters who may be inducted into the Order of the Arrow in the future do not have their experience lessened or spoiled, all of the material on the "Jumpstart for New Arrowmen" area of the web site is protected. See the Safeguarded Material page for more details.
If you have questions about the Order of the Arrow, remember that one of your best resources is your OA Handbook. If you cannot find the information there, you should first try to get an answer locally from your own lodge or chapter chief or adviser. If you can not get an answer locally, or if you wish to provide comments on the "Jumpstart for New Arrowmen" area of the national OA web site, please see our Questions and Comments page.