Welcome to the Woapalanne Chapter of the Order of the Arrow

Woapalanne is the name of  our Chapter of the Order of the Arrow  We are part of Boy Scouts of America, Roadrunner District . Woapalanne is named after the Lenape chief, Woapalanne, meaning bald eagle. Chief Woapalanne lived in Pennsylvania for a brief period of time during the mid-18t h century.The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It uses American Indian-styled traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting. The society was created by E. Urner Goodman, with the assistance of Carroll A. Edson, in 1915 as a means of reinforcing the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. The goal was to establish these as lifelong guidelines, and to encourage continued participation in Scouting and camping. Influenced in part by camp traditions, and Indian folklore, the OA uses “safeguarded” symbols, handshakes, and ceremonies to impart a sense of community.

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