2020 Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award - The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was created in 1940 to honor those who rendered service to the Order beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to Arrowmen, youth and adult, who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional,
National Awards 2019 - Annually the National Committee of the Order of the Arrow awards three awards, the National Service Award, The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award, and the Innovation Award. Read on to learn more about these awards and which lodges earned them within the Southern Region.
Leading Through COVID-19 Resources - Arrowmen, Recently, we held the first Region Roundup of the year, it focused on leading your lodge through COVID-19. If you were not able to join us or would like to re-visit portions of the webinar, please feel free to view the recent Region Roundup
2020 Service Grant Awarded - Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. In 2020, four lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $10,900 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.
We Support Camping Award…Another Record Year - The Southern Region’s annual We Support Camping Award celebrated the completion of its sixth consecutive year of council camping support, again doing so in record fashion. Created in 2012 for the 2013 program year, the award’s purpose is to encourage lodges to sharpen their focus
A Day at Dixie - I had the pleasure of spending my weekend at SR-5’s conclave called the Dixie Fellowship. The 2019 Dixie took place the last weekend of April at the stunning Camp Bud Schiele in Rutherfordton, NC. Dixie has been around for decades, always serving the arrowmen surrounding
The South Wins Again - Annually the National Committee of the Order of the Arrow awards three awards annually, the National Service Award, The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award, and the Innovation Award. Six Southern Region lodges earned these awards in 2018. Read on to learn more about these awards
Youth Scholarships Available for the National Scouting Historian Summit - The National Scouting Historian Summit at Philmont, June 9-15, 2019, is actively seeking youth Scouts (14-21) to attend. There are currently 12 youth-only slots still available, so if you know of any youth that might benefit from the Summit, please encourage them to be a part
Focus Vice Chiefs - The Southern Region is proud to be home to 3 of the 6 Focus Vice Chiefs. Read on below to learn more about what Focus Vice Chiefs do. 2019 is a Focus year for the OA. We are taking the year to focus on the lodges,
2019 OA Service Grant Recipents - Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. For 2019, 15 Lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $34,500 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program. The Southern