Ask the Chairman
Q. Our lodge is telling us we cannot do call-outs in our district
until the first of June. Is this a national policy?
A. There is no national policy regarding unit elections and
call-out ceremony seasons. These decisions are intentionally left to local lodges
and chapters. Please reach out to your chapter adviser, lodge adviser, or staff
adviser to get further information and clarification. It's possible that they will
be interested in performing a call-out ceremony at the district camporee to reach
a wider audience of Scouts and parents or to make the ceremony more impressive.
It's also possible that their date they've chosen was picked previously to accommodate
conditions or events that are no longer an issue. However, your local OA leadership
will be able to decide this.