Purpose of Coosa Lodge
As stated in the Coosa Lodge Rules,
It is the mission of Coosa Lodge to achieve the purpose of the Order of the Arrow, as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America in the Greater Alabama Council, through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
The Mission of the Order of the Arrow :
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
… and its purpose:
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
- Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
- Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
- Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
- Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
For an in-depth interpretation and explanation of the Order’s Mission and Purpose, please see Operations Update 09-10.