The mission of the Order of the Arrow (OA) is to fulfill its purposes as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults. This pamphlet assists those adults by providing the approved Pre-Ordeal and Ordeal ceremonies for lodges to use. Learn More
This wall certificate is awarded when a BSA member has performed a significant act of service that is deserving of special national recognition.
Certificate is personalized to recipient and reads “The Boy Scouts of America upon recommendation of the National Court of Honor awards this National Certificate of Merit in recognition of performance of a significant act of service.”
Each local council’s Merit Awards Committee will consider applications for National Certificates of Merit for individuals residing within that council, with the Council’s local Executive Board making the final approval decision.
Signed by BSA President, Chief Scout Executive, and National Court of Honor Chairman. Measures approximately 8" X 10".