The enclosed forms are
designed to be reproduced by lodges
and distributed for use at unit elections conducted by lodge
elections teams.
Guide to Unit Elections – 33 – Order of the Arrow, BSA
Unit Election Report
NOTE: At least half of the registered active unit members must be present to hold an election.
(Fill in names and ranks of eligible youths before election.)
I certify that the above youth members are eligible and approve them as nominees for election. I also understand
that the election results will be final for the year.
List names, mail and email addresses, and phone and BSA ID numbers of
those elected on the back of this form. Write clearly!
Council name Lodge name
Unit type & no. Date of election
No. of registered active youth No. of youth present
Name Rank/Award
Check if
Name Rank/Award
Check if
Unit leader’s signature
Number of members eligible Number of ballots turned in
Number of votes required to be elected Number elected
Mail or email election report to Election team members’ signatures:
Guide to Unit Elections – 34 – Order of the Arrow, BSA
Guide to Unit Elections – 35 – Order of the Arrow, BSA
Unit Election Evaluation Form
Signed (Unit Leader) Signed (Order of the Arrow Unit Representative)
Signed (Order of the Arrow Unit Adviser)
Return this form to the Order of the Arrow unit elections chair: [Name]
Address: [Address, City, State, ZIP] Email: [Address]
Unit Type & No.: District:
Location: Date of Unit Election:
Unit Leader: Phone No.
Order of the Arrow Unit Representative:
Order of the Arrow Unit Adviser:
Yes No Item
Did the unit elections team arrive on time?
Was the unit elections team in proper uniform?
Was the team courteous to leaders and Scouts?
Was the team knowledgeable of election procedures?
Did the team have the correct forms?
Was the unit leader advised of the election procedures?
Was the unit leader advised in advance of the choices available for call-outs?
Was the election conducted in accordance with Order of the Arrow and Boy
Scouts of America rules, policies, and procedures?
Were any other presentations, such as camp promotion, well-presented?
Did the election offer a clear statement of criteria on which Scouts should base
their vote?
If the unit leader decided to have the newly elected candidates called out, was the
call-out impressive?
Did the unit’s Order of the Arrow unit representative help conduct the unit elec-
What was your
overall impression
of the unit election?
How could it
have been
What can the Order of
the Arrow do to better
serve your unit?
Guide to Unit Elections – 36 – Order of the Arrow, BSA
Guide to Unit Elections – 37 – Order of the Arrow, BSA
Adult Candidate Nomination Form
Each year, upon holding a unit election for youth candidates that results in at least one youth candidate being elected, the unit com-
mittee may nominate registered unit adults (age 21 or over) to the lodge adult selection committee. The number of adults nominated
can be no more than one-third of the number of youth candidates elected, rounded up where the number of youth candidates is not
a multiple of three. In addition to the one-third limit, the unit committee may nominate the currently-serving unit leader (but not
assistant leaders), as long as they have served as unit leader for at least the previous 12 months. Recommendations of the lodge adult
selection committee, with the approval of the Scout executive, serving as Supreme Chief of the Fire, will be candidates for induction,
provided all conditions are fulfilled. Consult the
Guide for Officers and Advisers for procedures for district and council Scouters.
Please print clearly and complete all of the information requested
* The camping requirement for youth candidates must be fulfilled by adults for them to be considered. To be eligible, the adult must
have completed 15 nights of Scout camping during the two years immediately prior to nomination. The 15 nights must include one,
but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the aus-
pices and standards of the BSA. Only five nights of the long-term camp may be credited toward the 15-night camping requirement;
the balance must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps of, at most, three nights each. Ship nights may be counted as
camping for Sea Scouts. Include above the dates and location of the long-term camping experience.
Please also make a brief statement regarding the individual for each item on the back of this page.
District: Unit Type & #: Position:
First Name: Middle Initial: Last Name:
City: State: Zip Code:
Birth Date:
Years as Adult: Home Phone:
Email Address(es):
Training Completed:
BSA Positions Held:
Scout as Youth / Rank:
Community Activities:
Employment / Trade:
Camping Requirement
Nomination for Unit Scouters: The adult leader, who fulfills the above requirements, is nominated for membership consid-
eration in the Order of the Arrow.
Date: ____/____/____
Print Name Signature
Unit Leader:
Print Name Signature
Committee Chair:
Nomination for District/Council Scouters: The adult leader, who fulfills the above requirements, is nominated for member-
ship consideration in the Order of the Arrow.
Date: ____/____/____
Print Name & Position Signature
Guide to Unit Elections – 38 – Order of the Arrow, BSA
Adult Candidate Nomination Form
1. Selection of the adult is based upon the ability to perform the necessary functions and not for recognition of
service, including current or prior achievement and position. The individual’s abilities include:
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow’s purpose is to:
Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recogni-
tion cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential compo-
nents 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.
This adult will be an asset to the Order of the Arrow due to demonstrated skills and abilities, which fulfill the
purpose of the Order of the Arrow, in the following manner:
2. This adult leader’s membership will provide a positive role model for the growth and development of the
youth members of the lodge because: