The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The society was created by E. Urner Goodman, with the assistance of Carroll A. Edson, in 1915 as a means of reinforcing the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. It uses American Indian imagery for ceremonies bestowing recognition on Scouts elected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting. The OA promotes Scouting ideals, especially selfless leadership to help others, as lifelong values and encourages continued participation in Scouting and camping.
Influenced in part by Scout camp customs, and in part by Native American traditions and folklore, the OA uses "safeguarded" symbols, handshakes, and ceremonies to impart a sense of community. Some Native Americans have supported the OA's inclusion of Native American elements in its practices and have recognized the OA as positively promoting their culture, and some Native Americans have criticized the OA's adoption of elements of their culture as inauspicious cultural appropriation.
Inducted members, known as Arrowmen or Brothers, are organized into local youth-led lodges that harbor fellowship, promote camping, and render service to Boy Scout councils and their communities. Each lodge corresponds to a BSA council in the area. Lodges are further broken down into chapters, which correspond to a district in scouting. Members wear identifying insignia on their uniforms, most notably the OA pocket flap that represents their individual OA lodge and the OA sash worn at official OA functions. The OA program sponsors several events, awards, and training functions.
OA Scouts from Troop 1306 belong to the Tomoka Chapter of the O Chot Caw Lodge 265