The Mission and Purpose of the Order of the Arrow
For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.
Lodge #140 in the Blackhawk Area Council serves the following counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago, Grant, Green, and Lafayette.
Local OA Chapter in the White Eagle District which serves Ogle County, Lee County and Whiteside County in Illinois.
Local OA Chapter in the Sycamore District which serves the greater McHenry County area of Illinois.
Local OA Chapter in the Wanchanagi District which serves Boone County, and Winnebago County in Illinois.
Local OA Chapter in the Wetassa District which serves Carroll County, Jo Daviess County and Stephenson County in Illinois.
Local OA Chapter in the Arrowhead District which serves Green County, Lafayette County and Grant County in Wisconsin as well as in Galena and Scales Mound Illinois.