The national Order of the Arrow chairman answers your questions on a regular basis. You may contact the chairman, Mike Hoffman, at @email.
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.
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?
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?
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?
Can non-OA Adult Leaders attend OA Camping Functions (e.g. lodge events, conclave, etc)?
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?