Adult Candidate Nomination Form - District/Council

For nomination of adult candidates at the district or council level

Form Instructions (Please Read)

For an adult scouter, selection and induction into the Order should take place only when the adult's job in Boy Scouting or Varsity Scouting will make Order of the Arrow membership more meaningful in the lives of the youth membership. It must not be for the purpose of adult recognition. Therefore, it must be stressed that adults being nominated are committing to attending lodge functions and acting as advisers to youth members.

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 twelve months.

Scouters whose primary function is serving in District and Council positions may be nominated without the youth election requirement.

Recommendations of the adult selection committee, which consists of the lodge adviser, the chairman of the council committee on which the lodge adviser serves, and the lodge staff adviser, with the approval of the Scout executive, serving as Supreme Chief of the Fire, will be candidates for induction, provided the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • Selection of the adult is based on the ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and not for recognition of service, including current or prior achievement and positions.
  • The individual will be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities that fulfill the purpose of the Order.
  • The camping requirements set forth for youth members are fulfilled.
  • The adult leader’s membership will provide a positive example for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge.

Although the rank requirements for youth membership do not apply to adult membership, the camping requirements do. Therefore, nominations must demonstrate how the adult being nominated has completed these requirements. By submitting the nomination, the committee chairman is presenting these facts - on his honor - as true and correct.

The following nomination form is broken into 4 parts:

  1. Nominee Personal Information
  2. Nominee Background Information
  3. Nominee Qualifications
  4. Nominator's information

There is currently no save and restore feature for this form. So once you begin entering information, you must complete the entire form. You will have an opportunity to review and confirm all information entered prior to submitting your nomination.

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