Extremely Rare Order of the Arrow High Adventure Triple Crown Patch. Please note that this is not the High Adventure Triple Crown patch issued by Northern Tier that any scout attending all three bases can earn, but rather the exceptionally rare, 4" diameter red Mylar bordered, Order of the Arrow High Adventure Triple Crown award issued by National Order of the Arrow.
To receive this award, an Arrowman has to complete all three Order of the Arrow High Adventures (OA Trail Crew - Philmont, OA Wilderness Adventure – Northern Tier, OA Ocean Adventure – Sea Base). Upon completion of all three High Adventures, they can fill out an application to receive one patch, and can purchase a second one. Completion of these High Adventures equates to a personal cost of over $2000 in fees and travel expenses, and 6 weeks of cheerful volunteer service performing manual labor at the High Adventure Bases. Arrowmen may complete one or two of the legs of the Triple Crown, but to complete all three is truly a rarity. Because of this, the Order of the Arrow High adventure Triple Crown patches are extremely rare.