Congratulations on your induction into the Order of the Arrow. You have joined a brotherhood with a rich history of providing cheerful service to others. The Order’s first purpose is to recognize those, like yourself, who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. As a member, you are entrusted with fulfilling the other three purposes of the Order: Promoting responsible outdoor adventure, developing leaders, and crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
You are a member of Papago Lodge #494, the group associated with Catalina Council. The Order of the Arrow acts through the Lodge to express the values it has embodied since its inception in 1915: Brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service. As an organization grounded in outdoor adventure and cheerful service to others, exciting opportunities await your involvement. Completing your Ordeal was only the first step toward full membership in the Order. In the months to come you will return to service in your unit and your understanding of the principles of the Order of the Arrow will grow.