Trail to First Class 2020

There are new and exciting changes to this years Trail to First Class!

We will still be camping at Holter Lake April 17-19, but we will be using a new campground.

We have also revamped our Call-out ceremony to comply with changes within the Order of the Arrow and we are excited to share it with you. It will truly be an exciting event for all , especially those that are selected by their peers to join our Order.

Please read the attached Leaders Guide in its entirety as there are many changes from previous years.

We have assigned camping spots based on unit size.

Please address all questions or comments to OA Chapter Adviser, Tom Lynch at

Download the 2020 Trail to First Class Leader’s Guide or view it below:

A few notes from the OA

OA Elections are fast drawing to a close. If any Unit is still wanting to hold an election, please contact Gene Cantley ASAP.
Also a few reminders to the Troops: you need to contact Gene with numbers of youth and adults who will be attending Trail & what their Troop will be teaching if they have not already done so.
Plus most importantly the Scoutmaster Dutch Oven Cooking competition secret ingredient is Jalapenos NOT sauerkraut.
Gene Cantley ((406)-231-7073),
Ney-I-Yah Chapter Advisor

Mark Your Calendar for Trail to First Class, April 17-19

The Order of the Arrow will again be holding the Trail to First Class campout and Order of the Arrow Tap Out at Log Gulch campground on Holter Lake over the weekend of April 17.  The cost is only $5, which includes all camping fees and an impressive patch.

Outdoor Leader Training will also be offered over the weekend.  Please contact OA Advisor Paul Grosvold,, to register or for more information.

Camping/Leader Guide for the weekend is attached.  Please download and read for full information on the campout.   Trail to First Class 2015