The national Order of the Arrow chairman answers your questions on a regular basis. You may contact the chairman, Mike Hoffman, at @email.
Q. Dear Ray:
I would like to know if the NOAC promotional patches are exclusively reserved for NOAC contingent participants or can they be distributed outside the contingent to lodge members?
Q. Dear Ray,
Does an assistant Scoutmaster acting as the troop representative adviser need to be at least 21 years old since if he is not he would still be a youth in the Order?
Yours in Service,
I read the rules regarding when it is appropriate to wear the OA sash to troop meetings.
Q: Dear Ray,
Is it acceptable for members of a chapter or lodge to not participate in one or more of the four tests of the Ordeal in the presence or view of the candidates for convenience or logistical simplicity?
Several parents have asked me about obtaining a visitor’s pass for the day to visit their son while at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference, similar to the national Scout jamboree. Is this possible? How would I go about obtaining such a pass?
As a youth I earned the 60th Anniversary Award and now as an adult I am progressing towards earning the Arrowman Service Award.
When I complete the requirements, you have said that we could wear both patches on our sash.
Q. Mr. Capp,
In my lodge there is a question that is always asked. Can a Scout or Scouter who completed their Ordeal continue to wear the lodge flap even though they have not paid their dues or attended any events?
Thank you very much,
Q. Hello Ray,