Brad's Adventures as the
2010 Order of the Arrow National Chief
We are proud to be the home troop of the 2010 OA National Chief, Brad Lichota.
Brad Lichota was elected as the 2010 National Chief of the Order of the Arrow,the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. Brad was elected by his peers at the National Planning Meeting in December 2009. Brad’s election made him the youth representative of more than 180,000 Arrowmen and more than 3.8 million members of the BSA.
Brad's duties in 2010 included a year of very rigorous travel visiting thousands of Scouts throughout the country. Brad traveled almost weekly across the country for conferences, meetings and events in which BSA is represented. Among his chief duties was presenting the annual report of the BSA to President Barack Obama.
"Everyone opens doors for themselves," says Brad. "It’s a matter of walking through those doors.
If you can be genuine with the people that you meet, and you’re true to yourself and you’re
true to them, those doors will open for you."
In March 2010, Brad joined an eight-person delegation to present the 2009 Annual Report for the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C. The delegation also visited Goddard Space Flight Center, Museum of Natural History, Washington National Cathedral, National Mall, wreath laying at President Kennedy's Grave, the Capital Building and meeting top government officials.
Brad was among a group of Boy Scouts of America youth members and executive leaders that met with President Barack Obama on July 12, 2010 to discuss top priorities for the BSA’s next century of service. During the White House meeting, the President and the BSA delegation shared their mutual goals for addressing key concerns for our nation’s youth: healthy living, service to the community and environmental stewardship.
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