The Order of the Arrow has multiple organizational levels, with each having distinct responsibilities which ensure that the OA program runs smoothly.
At the local level, the Pellissippi Lodge exists to serve the Great Smoky Mountain Council and its individual units. Managing the Lodge is the responsibility of the Key 3.
Lodges are organized into sections, which are part of regions and the National Order of the Arrow.
The Order of the Arrow, from chapter to national, is youth led. At each level there are officers, all under the age of 21, elected by the youth membership. They are mentored and guided by adult advisers.
Pellissippi Lodge is guided by the Scout Oath and Law, and the Order of the Arrow Obligation. In addition, the youth have developed a set of By-Laws that set out the rules and procedure by which we work.