Overall, the duties of a Troop Representative (Troop Rep) are quite simple: Ensure that his fellow troop members are well informed about the Order of the Arrow program happening around them. This simplicity graces what happens to be the most important position in the Order of the Arrow, as without it, our units would not know what is going on and we would not be able to support them. There are many resources available to help you learn how to be an effective Troop Rep, the best of which is our Troop Leadership Summit, held Sunday mornings of Assembly weekends. If this is not a possibility for you, other opportunities will be announced over the Tonkawa email list, which you can subscribe to by clicking here Tonkawa Arrowmen Mailing List   The biggest resource to help you along your way aside from this is the National OA Troop Representative FAQ for troop representatives, which contains an FAQ along with several use bits of information.

For serving as a Troop Rep, the biggest reward is often the warm feeling in your heart seeing you have made a difference on the lives of your fellow scouts. If this is not enough motivation for you, there is also a patch. The Honor Troop Rep award is given to those Troop Reps who do their duties with distinction and ensure that their fellow scouts are in-the-know about OA activities when they are around. Insignia for this award is a patch, as well as recognition at banquet. Click here Honor Troop Rep Program  to view more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brian Ellis, Tonkawa Lodge Membership Chairman (512) 217- 2038 brian.e2014@gmail.com

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Patches for Troop Representatives and Advisors available to trained individuals for $3