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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 - Brotherhood Letters

Q. Ray,
What should become of the letter that an Ordeal candidate writes to the lodge secretary?

Thanks for your opinion on this,
David

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Venturing Crew
The information on this page may not reflect the changes to the Order of the Arrow membership requirements effective February 1, 2019.
Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Adult Candidate Nomination

Q. Ray,

Two questions regarding adult nominations for membership:

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman