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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 - Parents at NOAC 2015

Q. Mr. Capp
Has a final decision been made about parent attendance at NOAC?

Sincerely,
Bob

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - How will those adults who gave up their spots at NOAC obtain the centennial sash?

Q. Ray,
How will those Arrowmen who gave their spots at NOAC be able to obtain a centennial sash?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Does my lodge have to merge if my council merges?

Q: Dear Ray,
 
My council is considering a merger with a neighboring council. I have heard that the BSA has a new policy that requires that lodges merge when councils merge. Is that true, and are there any exceptions to the policy? If so, how would we request one?
 

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Task Forces

Q. I heard that the National Committee has created a bunch of Task Forces. What do they do and how does that work?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Troop/Team Representative

Q. Ray,
What is the term of office for the OA Troop/Team Representative? Some unit leaders use a 6 month term, but I heard it was supposed to be 12 month term.
Appreciate in advance your time and effort.

WWW,
Carl

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Camping Requirement II

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 - Concerns with Legacy Project Wood

Ray,

I have heard some people who have not seen the crate, nor read the instructions, are concerned about the transportation of invasive species. Bringing wood across state lines can be against the law in some states and is not encouraged at all in others.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman