Adult Nomination

Each year, upon holding a troop or team election for youth candidates that results in at least one youth candidate being elected, the unit committee 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 he or she has served as unit leader for at least the previous 12 months. Recommendations of the 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.

PLEASE NOTE: You may not nominate yourself. This form should be filled out by your Committee Chairperson or their delegate, NOT by the person being nominated.

(All fields are required.)

Nominee's First Name

Nominee's Middle Name or Initial (if provided)

Nominee's Last Name

Nominee's name suffix (Sr, Jr, III, etc) (if provided)

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Nominee's unit:

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Nominee's Current Position

Nominee's Street Address

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A note about the Birthdate and BSA Member ID: National requires that we must verify that the nominee is a current member in good standing of the BSA prior to inducting them into the Order of the Arrow. We must have the correct BSA Member ID, date of birth, and gender in order to submit it to ScoutNet to make this verification. If you submit a mismatched Member ID, birthdate, or gender, the verification will fail, and the nomination will not be accepted. This information can be found the troop's retained copy of the Scouter's Membership Application, or in ScoutBook or TroopMaster if your troop uses them. Thanks for your attention to this, and our apologies for the hassle we know this creates.

Nominee's Birthdate (YYYY-MM-DD) (mandatory, nomination will not be approved with a mismatch)

Nominee's BSA ID (mandatory, nomination will not be approved with a mismatch)

Nominee's Gender (mandatory, nomination will not be approved with a mismatch)

Nominee's Email Address (no email will be sent to the nominee prior to their callout)

Nominee's Phone Number

For how many years has the nominee served as an adult?

Training(s) Completed by Nominee

Any previous positions held by the nominee

Rank as Youth

Nominee's Community Activities

Nominee's Employment/Trade

Nominee's Camping Requirement
The camping requirement set forth for youth candidates must be fulfilled by adults for them to be considered. To be eligible, the adult must have completed 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to nomination. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the BSA. The balance must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps. Include above the dates and location of the resident camping experience.

Personal Statements

Please make a brief personal statement about the candidate regarding the following items.

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, our purpose is to:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
  4. 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:

This adult leader's membership will provide a positive role model for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge because:

Unit Leader's Name

Committee Chairperson's Name

Your Name

Your Email Address

Your Phone Number


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