2003 Indian Summer
National OA Committee
The National Order of the Arrow Committee will host and provide overall guidance
and leadership to the 2003 Indian Summer Conference. Veteran Arrowmen from around
the nation bring to the conference not only extensive Order of the Arrow and Scouting
experience, but years of experience in staging and administrating national events.
Ron Bell of Miami, Florida has been appointed conference program chairman. Clyde
Mayer, OA Director, will be the conference staff adviser.
The following veteran Scouters have been appointed to serve as
lead advisers to one of the functioning committees for
the 2003 Indian Summer Conference:
Responsible for providing a variety of services that make the conference operate
smoothly, including equipment and materials, service lodge, transportation, security,
health and safety, registration, and financial services.
American Indian Events
Responsible for conducting the many and varied American Indian programs, including
crafts, singing, dancing, customs, traditions, and Indian games.
Inductions and Ceremonial Events
Responsible for helping lodges improve the quality of their OA ceremonies (Ordeal,
Brotherhood and Vigil). This includes ceremony settings, props, understanding the
ten induction principles, symbolism, memorizing lines, and the development of low-cost
Responsible for organizing conference participants into troops and conducting
special events and recreational activities.
Arden, North Carolina
Responsible for conducting the opening and closing assemblies at the conference,
publishes a daily newsletter, updates the OA Web Site, and staffs and operates the
conference trading post. (Oversees the Indian trading post at the conference.)
Dates, Location, and Attendance Requirements
Lodge Contingent Reservation and Transmittal Forms
Fees, Reservations, Quotas, and Cancellations