Annually each Scout Troop has to opportunity to Nominate Scouts and Adults to join the Order of the Arrow. To facilitate these elections Troops have options in how it would like the elections to be ran.

Please select the option above that best describes your Troops election plan:

Independent Unit Election - With this option, the Lodge will not send anyone to your unit's election, and you are responsible for using the attached script for the election, and ensuring that all election materials are in order and received by the Lodge no later than April 13, 2018.

Please be aware that due to the nature of the Election Ceremony, if your troop does not have at least three youth Arrowmen to conduct the Ceremony properly, you should not consider this option. The ceremonies of the Lodge are an important part of the customs and traditions of the Order. If you do not have enough Arrowmen to fulfill this requirement, you may still have an election, but please select one of the following options.

Unit Election with Lodge Representative - With this option, the Lodge will send a representative to your unit's election to assist with it's conduct. The representative will also act as "OA member C" in your election. Please ensure that all paperwork is in order according to the checklist in your election packet (page 3) in order for an easier election process.

Be sure your Troop has at least two Arrowmen to conduct the Ceremony properly; otherwise, you should not consider this option. If you do not have enough youth Arrowmen to fulfill this requirement, please select the "Unit Elections run by Lodge Elections Team" option.

Unit Election Run by Lodge Election Team - With this option, the Lodge will send an Election Team to run your Unit Election. A group of three youth Arrowmen will arrive at the designated date/time and conduct the election. Please ensure that all paperwork is in order according to the checklist in your election packet (page 3) in order for an easier election process.

For more (big picture) information about the Order of the Arrow, please visit the National Order of the Arrow website.

Full election documentation package may be downloaded at marnoc.org, click on the 2018 Election Forms button.