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The national Order of the Arrow chairman answers your questions on a regular basis. You may contact the chairman, Mike Hoffman, at @email.

Ask the Chairman - Region Patch

Q: Hello Mike,

I have acquired an OA region patch and I was wondering if it could be worn on my field uniform (class A)? If so, where would it go? Thank you.

-Ellis


 

A: Ellis,

Jan 24, 2018   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Adult District Nomination

Q: Good morning Brother Mike,

Jan 24, 2018   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Nomination Process

Q: Since the OA is a national honor society, why aren't all Eagle Scouts OA members? Although I understand the idea of a totally boy-chosen honor, do you think the OA would ever change its policies in order to induct Scouts who may be left out but still worthy of the Order? I am not saying that the boys inducted aren't worthy, because they are; it is just that, in my opinion, all Eagle Scouts should be worthy of induction, and if there were Eagle Scouts who are not inducted, that they should be. What are your thoughts on this?

Jan 23, 2018   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Camping Requirement

Q. Ray,
We have recently moved to another city and someone told me that the the camping requirement must be fulfilled with only one troop. Do we have to start over the days and nights of camping?

Richard

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Wearing Multiple Sash Award Patches

Q. Ray,

If I earned the 50th and/or 60th Anniversary Award(s), can I also wear the ASA patch on the same sash?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Lodge JTE Plus 1 Membership Requirement

Q. Hello,
One of the main questions coming out of the adviser sessions at conclave a few weeks back was why is the Lodge JTE membership different than the council?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman