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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 - When will the Centurion Award recognition take place at NOAC?

Q. Ray,

When will the Centurion Award recipients be honored at NOAC? There are some award recipients within the lodge that cannot attend all week, so they would like to attend the day that is most important for the Centurion Award.

Thank you,

Theresa

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can volunteer time be counted towards the camping requirement for membership?

Q. Dear Ray,
We have a Scout that is three nights short in meeting the two year, 15-night camping requirements. He is a volunteer fireman – is there anyway volunteer time can make up for the camping shortfall for eligibility to the OA?

Thank you.
Mike

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can someone be considered a Vigil Honor member if they die before induction?

Q: Ray,
 
If a person is selected for the Vigil Honor by the Vigil nominating committee but passes away before they are called out or they complete the Vigil induction, are they considered a Vigil Honor member? If not, can the lodge still recognize them as Vigil?
 

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What is the role of the national chief within the BSA?

Q: Ray,

Outside of the Order of the Arrow, does the national chief (or national vice chief for that matter) have any other responsibilities within the BSA?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Two-Year Period

Q. Dear Ray:
There has been some confusion regarding a "time period" requirement.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Non-OA Adult Leaders at OA Camping Functions

Q. Ray,
Can non-OA Adult Leaders attend OA Camping Functions (e.g. lodge events, conclave, etc)?

Gene

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Life Membership

Q. Ray,

Is it possible to purchase a life membership in the Order of the Arrow?

Thanks,

George

 

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Will there be a centennial edition of the OA Handbook?

Q. Ray,
I have made a display of all OA handbooks (different covers) from 1948 to present day. There has been a handbook to celebrate several anniversaries - is there a centennial edition of the OA  handbook planned?

WWW,
Frank

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman