One of the four fold purposes of the Order of the Arrow is “to crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.” It is with this spirit of cheerful service to others that the Order proudly offers the matching service grant program.

For several years, the National Order of the Arrow Committee has provided matching service award grants for a limited number of projects submitted by application to the national office. Respective council offices receive letter notification from the national office when they are awarded the grant.

Matching grant money is given to lodges for camp or service center projects in their local council. The Order will provide up to one-half of the money for a service project, with a $5,000 maximum amount granted for any lodge project.

The following grant was awarded within the Western Region:

Gila Lodge of the Yucca Council, headquartered in El Paso, Texas, will receive $4,000 to construct a new bathroom facility at Camp Dale Resler.