SURGE Update

Supporting Units through Really Great Elections

The SURGE team has created a new training syllabus with additional resources we hope you will find helpful.

This new material is available at:

Please take a few minutes to read and understand all the SURGE resources. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please send them to

Thank you so much for your time and effort. We will be asking for your experiences, good and bad, and for your input. Please take notes as you contact Church leaders and Scoutmasters, conduct your unit elections, and induct new LDS members into your Lodge. We are depending on your help to make improvements in SURGE so it will be successful in the Western Region and someday soon, in all Lodges.

Growth in the Order of the Arrow is possible if we develop really great relationships with our LDS units and support them with really great elections, Induction Weekends, Lodge program and events.

We hope the SURGE resources you requested on the Western Region web page have been useful and that you are successfully developing relationships with your LDS units that have or will result in elections.

The SURGE team


The structure of the Order of the Arrow is changing. More information is available on the specific future of the region structure on the national site.

As of December 27th, no new content will be posted or updated on this site, and current pages and posts will serve as an archive until further notice.