The national OA endowment was formed more than 30 years ago as means for the Order to fund scholarships and special programs. In the early years the endowment was funded through the sale of credit card style Vigil Honor membership cards at national OA conferences. From this humble beginning the endowment has grown into the primary funding source for all OA high adventure programs, Josh R. Sain Memorial Scholarships, national Scout jamboree OA programs like the Mysterium Compass, and lodge service grants which support lodges in their effort to serve their local councils.
The simplest way to contribute to the national OA endowment is by making a purchase at NOAC or through the OA’s on-line trading post of endowment branded merchandise. This specialty merchandise often features the work of world renowned artists, is highly collectable, and is offered in extremely limited editions. Click here to purchase endowment merchandise.
More information on the OA Endowment may be found on the National OA Endowment web site.