Explore Our Order’s History
In the Order of the Arrow, we take pride in our rich history – going back more than a century. However, not many Arrowmen know how in depth and extensive the history of our program really is. If you’re one of those Arrowmen interested to learn and see more about our past, make sure you stop by the Goodman Edson Observatory (GEO) this week!
The grand opening of the GEO took place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday where Arrowmen from all over the country gathered for the ceremonial ribbon cutting and then became some of the first ever to explore the incredible exhibits.
The GEO is the largest display of OA memorabilia in the world – a collective gathering of historical artifacts from our Order’s past and present. You can come see patches, pins, ceremonial regalia, and even movies in the theater. The GEO captures the past and connects it to the present. Some of the highlights of the GEO are the brand new Emerson James exhibit, the photo booth, the movie theater, and even new interactive features such as artifacts you can pick up and hold. One sash, widely regarded as the most famous Order of the Arrow sash in history, and a highlight at GEO, is a red sash presented to Founder E. Urner Goodman by the National Order of the Arrow Committee.
According to the GEO staff, the main goal for this extensive and historical exhibit is to allow Arrowmen to have a better appreciation and knowledge of our Order’s history. Stopping by the GEO this week is a must – and be sure to take part in their scavenger hunt!