As a young man advances in the Scouting Program and his camping skills become proficient, he becomes a vital troop resource to teach the younger scouts in his troop. Troop 412 offers two honor camping programs, the Order of the Arrow and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, which are designed to hone the leadership skills of an older scout and encourage them to teach and support the younger scouts within his troop. The Tribe of Mic-O-Say is an H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation honor camping program, while the Order of the Arrow is a national honor camping program.
Order of the Arrow
Scouts are elected to the Order by their fellow unit members, following approval by the Scoutmaster. To become a member, a youth must be a registered member of a Boy Scout troop and hold First Class rank. The youth must have experienced fifteen days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The fifteen days and nights must include one, but no more than one, longterm camp consisting of five or six nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps. Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition. Selected adult Scouters must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and provide a positive role model for the youth members of the lodge.
Tribe of Mic-O-Say
The Tribe of Mic-O-Say is an H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation honor camping program, based upon the intensification of the principles and ideas of Scouting. Its purpose is to provide recognition for boys who have demonstrated and proven their devotion to Scouting even beyond the extra mile. It is a boys program guided and inspired by adults. Adult leaders are brought into the Tribe so that they may interpret and encourage the use and application of those principles in the lives of boys