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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 - Which sash do Arrowmen wear at NOAC?

Q. Ray,
At NOAC, are we to wear the white sash with our Arrowman Service Award or the Centennial Sash?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - How do we handle elections for Scouts who may be dual registered?

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 - Why are the JTE gold-level requirements so difficult?

Q: Ray,

Why are some of the gold-level requirements for the Journey to Excellence (JTE) program so unfair? I’m a member of my lodge executive committee, and we look at some of the things you need to do for gold-level JTE and don’t see how that’s even possible.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
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, NLS/NLATS)?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
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 correct?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Nominating a Lodge Adviser for the DSA

Q. Ray,

What do you recommend to do when a lodge adviser is being nominated for the DSA? Who should sign on the line marked lodge adviser?

Steve

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can Scouts who are 18-20 be elected to the Order?

Q. Ray,
Why can't young Scouters 18-20 be elected/nominated into the OA? How does the OA youth age range effect election to the OA?

Thanks,
Bob

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Is the term lodge executive committee an official term?

Q: Dear Ray,
 
My question involves the naming of the LEC. Deciding the name "lodge executive committee" was too threatening, my lodge decided to change ​the name to "general lodge leadership". I wanted to clarify this, as I have never heard of a lodge use a name other than LEC.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?

Q: Ray,

I've heard a lot of talk about Operation Arrow, but am not sure what the right fit for me is at the Jamboree. What opportunities are still available for Arrowmen to serve on staff at the 2017 National Jamboree and how do I find out more?

Thanks,

Christopher

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman