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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 - OA and the National Eagle Scout Association

Q. I heard that the OA and the National Eagle Scout Association are merging. True?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What is the Correct Spelling of Adviser?

Q. Ray,
I’ve noticed that the word adviser has different spellings in different Scouting programs. Which one is correct?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Guide for Using LodgeMaster

Q. Ray,

Since all lodges will be required to use LodgeMaster for rechartering in 2015, are there any plans for a user guide, or how to manual, for LodgeMaster?

Thanks,

Bob

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Founder's Award Selection Committee

Q. I'm serving as adviser to a youth-led committee charged with selecting Vigil Honor and Founder's Award candidates. We have good guidance on the Vigil Honor selection process but very little on the Founder’s Award. So:

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman