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Ask the Chairman

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 - Scouts with Special Needs and Elections

Q: Mike, There is a Scout with special needs in my troop that dearly wants to be in the Order of...

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...

Ask the Chairman - Ordeal and Brotherhood Inductions

Q: Hello Mike, In our lodge, our Ordeals have only been lasting from Friday night to Saturday night for a long...

Ask the Chairman - OA Merchandise Rules

Q: Mike, Our lodge is wondering if there are any rules regarding OA merchandise being sold to non-members. Are we allowed...

Ask the Chairman - Adult District Nomination

Q: Good morning Brother Mike, On the adult nomination form there is a section which denotes a nomination for a district/council...

Ask the Chairman - Youth Officers

Q: Mike, My purpose in writing is with regards to one of your most recent topics (found here) concerning the question...

Ask the Chairman - Nomination Process

Q: Mike, Since the OA is a national honor society, why aren't all Eagle Scouts OA members? Although I understand the...

Ask the Chairman - Tour Permit

Q. What are the tour permit requirements for lodge events? What are the tour permit requirements for national events (NOAC,...

Ask the Chairman - Vigil Triangle Arrows

Q. Over the years the arrows in the Vigil triangle have been shown going clockwise and counterclockwise. Which way is...

Ask the Chairman - Elections: Withholding elections from units

Q. Mr. Capp, I have a question about the unit election process. What is the official policy on lodges withholding unit...

Ask the Chairman - Can lodges provide annual scholarships?

Q. Hello Ray, Are lodges allowed to give out an annual scholarship to a worthy Arrowman, if done properly? In Brotherhood, Joseph A. Dear...