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Troop 46 Announces New Arrowmen

Troop 46 recently celebrated two new members of BSA’s Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society.

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has been an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), providing positive youth leadership and identifying Scouts who best exemplify the Scout oath and law in their daily lives. Arrowmen, or Brothers, as they are more commonly known, are respected for maintaining camping traditions and spirit and providing cheerful service to others.

Troop 46 celebrated two of its newest Arrowmen, Justin Boyles and Tristan Goodrich. Boyles, 14, a freshman at Steinbrenner High School, began his Scouting journey as a Cub Scout with Pack 648. He is a freshman at Steinbrenner High School and an alto saxophonist in the GSHS Warriors wind ensemble and marching band as well as JROTC. He and his family live in Mandolin Estates.

Goodrich, 14, also started his Scouting journey as a Bobcat in Pack 648 and is now a freshman at Sickles High School, and a tenor trombonist in the wind ensemble, jazz band, and marching band of the SHS Wall of Sound Gryphons. He and his parents live in West Hampton. Both young men are Life Scouts currently on their journey to Eagle Scout.

To achieve their status, both were elected by their Troop after qualifying for the annual opportunity, and then participated in an OA Ordeal (induction ceremony) held at Odessa’s Camp Brorein. It involved service projects, reflection and other challenges.

Boyles and Goodrich are now members of the Uh-Tō-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge in Tampa. Troop 46 Eagle Candidate and Arrowman James Smith, also a freshman at Sickles High School, serves as the OA representative for Troop 46.

In the U.S., the Order of the Arrow consists of nearly 300 lodges. Nearly one million people have been members of the Order of the Arrow, living the ideals of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service. For more information about the Order of the Arrow and Scouting go to or

Troop 46 meets most Mondays at the First Baptist Church of Citrus Park on Gunn Highway; our Scoutmaster is David Smith. Stop by any time to find out about joining Scouting. The Troop plans exciting camping trips monthly.

By Tristan Goodrich


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