Ask the Chairman
I know that the council is the steward of the funds in our OA account. Can the
council remove funds from the OA account at their discretion without LEC
discussion or approval?
The Lodge Finance Manual speaks
directly to this: "Debits to the account will represent disbursements from the
Accounts Payable Journal for invoices approved by the Order of the Arrow lodge
for payment. " That is to say that all debits are to be approved by the OA lodge
Finances are an important issue for Scouting, our Order, and handling them
properly is an invaluable lesson that we can give our youth. Not only in the
accounting and bookkeeping, but how we behave with each other over money, we
demonstrate to the youth how to be respectful and courteous.
Thanks for you all you do for Scouting and our Order,