Annual Order of the Arrow Dues helps fund the programs of the Lodge. The local lodge sends $3/Member to the National Office and we give some to support the council. The balance is spent on our General Membership Meetings, scholarships for summer camp and OA High Adventure. We also fund half the fees for OA members to attend the National Leadership Seminar, held every 2 years in our area. Due to the pending increase in the fees the lodge pays to National, the LEC voted to increase the annual dues from $12.00 to $15.00 starting in 2013. The lodge has not raised dues in 8 years and we believe that we should be stable for another 8 to 10 years with this increase.
If you pay your 2013 dues before Dec 31, 2012, you will only have to pay the current rate of $12.00. After Jan 1, 2013, the dues will increase to $15.00 for everyone. We offer several ways to pay your dues. You can pay online on the new Council/OA website. This link will take you to the OA Dues page: http://www.pikespeakbsa.org/oa/dues From there just click on the link at the top of the page to take you to the online store where you can pay them. There is also a paper form that you can download and mail into the Scout Office. Of course you can always drop by the office at 985 W. Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 and pay in person. Pay early and SAVE $3.00.
WARNING NEW ORDEAL MEMBERS: If you came into the OA this year at the Spring or Fall Fellowship, your 2013 OA dues was included in the fee and you DO NOT need to pay again.