Who We Are
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.
The Order of the Arrow utilizes similar administrative divisions as the Boy Scouts of America, dividing the nation into four regions and then into sections (associated with areas in other aspects of the BSA). Each section is responsible for supporting its member lodges, hosting a yearly conclave, and supporting the national program of the Order of the Arrow.
SR-9 has eleven lodges across Georgia and Alabama. The section hosts an annual conclave in April, rotating the conclave location between the council camps of member lodges. The section is led by a youth section chief, a youth vice chief, and a youth secretary, and is supported by an adult section adviser and associate advisers. Section decisions are largely made by the Council of Chiefs, composed of the section officers and member lodge chiefs as voting members, and the section advisers and member lodge advisers as nonvoting members.
The past history of SR-9 can be found on our History page.