Project 2013 is recruiting 700 Arrowmen to serve on the Order of the Arrow staff at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Project 2013 will be comprised of three groups including the Jamboree Trek Guides, Day of Service Guides, and the OA Service Corps. All three groups will support a variety of new and traditional activities at the jamboree site. This will be the largest OA Service Corps contingent in history and the Order is looking for the best Arrowmen in the organization to join Project 2013. Plan to attend NOAC 2012 and sign up as a Project 2013 participant. Please note that attendance at NOAC, although preferred, is NOT a prerequisite to be on the Jamboree staff.
The Project 2013 Corps will be structured similar to a lodge with program leadership and chapters. The Project 2013 will be a youth run program at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree led by Order of the Arrow leaders from around the country.
In addition to providing cheerful service, Project 2013 Corps members will be able to participate in evening recreation, visit jamboree program areas, staff the jamboree arena shows, and meet Arrowmen from around the nation.
Since 1950, the Order of the Arrow has been supporting the National Scout Jamborees through the OA Service Corps. The corps is led by youth members of the Order of the Arrow who are responsible for planning and carrying out the responsibilities of the corps at the jamboree.
To participate in the Project 2013 Corps, Arrowmen must meet the following requirements to participate in Project 2013.
- Must be 16 years of age, but not older than 20 years of age, by July 15, 2013
- Must be physically fit
- Preference will be given to Arrowmen who will be a Life or Eagle Scout by the start of the Jamboree
- Need approval from their lodge adviser
At the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference, there will be special half day training for Project 2013 Corps members. This half day event will focus on developing the corps for 2013 and will include special guest speakers. Attendees will receive a special recognition at NOAC. Arrowmen will be able to register for the Project 2013 Corps program at NOAC through the NOAC registration system and will be notified when registration is available.
If you are interested in serving on the Project 2013 Corps, please fill out this interest form to receive more information as it is made available here.