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OA Trail Crew

OA Trail Crew
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3249 FM 1459
Sweeny, TX 77480, US
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OA Trail Crew 2020

The Order of the Arrow is offering you an opportunity to join other Arrowmen in cheerful service and the formation of lasting brotherhood while working at a long-term camp at Camp Karankawa. Fall Camp is a great time to be a member of the Trail Crew. The cost of the trail crew is complimentary which is paid by your two days of service (your choice of 2 out of the 4 full days of Fall Camp). The other two days are spent in one of the Fall Camp’s tracks earning merit badges. Each member of the trail crew will also receive a dated trail crew patch complimentary and the opportunity to purchase one additional patch. The staff at Fall Camp that are also OA members will receive a trail crew patch too, for their service to the camp.

DATE: November 20-25, 2020

PLACE: Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480

CONTACT: OA Trail Crew Adviser, Ricky Torres at for Trail Crew related questions. Fall Camp Program Director, Robert Heckler at or 979-248-0125. Please note: youth must copy another adult on any email correspondence or have their parent next to them on speaker during phone calls.

REGISTER BY: October 20, 2020


1) Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America and a member in good standing at their local Order of the Arrow chapter. Trail Crew selection will be limited to Wihinipa Hinsa lodge members.

2) Youth members must be at least 13 years old the day program begins and not yet 18 by the time it ends.

3) Be physically fit, able to lift and handle materials up to 50 pounds.

4) The OA trail crew are not staff at long term camps but staff members that are also OA members will receive the OA Trail Crew patch for their service as staff to the camp.

5) Work two full days on projects, provided by the camp ranger or advisers.

6) Crews will have time for two days of merit badge sessions or track of their choice. (The program director will determine which merit badges or tracks are available.)

7) There is a maximum 10 youth per trail crew with no more than 4 adults. (Adults are needed for two-deep leadership in camp and will assist on the work projects).

8) Members of the trail crew will camp in their own separate area at Camp Karankawa.

9) After registering for OA Trail Crew for Fall Camp each youth must contact the program director to sign up for the available merit badges or tracks.

10) All trail crew members must then notify the Trail Crew Adviser which days they will be providing cheerful service to the camp.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will only be granted and paid to the original paying customer - the unit or individual. Refunds will only be considered under certain circumstances (sickness, death in family, summer school, military deployment or relocation) as long as it is requested in writing, with back-up documentation, and received in the Scout Service Center, 3020 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551-5917. A 15% processing fee will be applied to all refunds. Refund requests due to light weather issues, homesickness, schedule conflicts, misinterpretation of printed council policies and procedures or reasons other than those noted above do not qualify. In addition, partial refunds will not be granted for partial camp/event stays. If a camp or event is forced to be canceled by the council, because of severe weather, or circumstances prior to the camp or event occurring, the council will reschedule the camp/event or initiate the refund process. All refund requests are due to the council office no later than 15 days after the close of the event. Refunds will be issued in the form of the original payment within 30 days after a formal decision has been made.