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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 - Two-Piece Lodge Flaps

Q. Dear Ray,
I was told today by a member of our lodge that the National Order of the Arrow Committee has made a decree that 2-piece (full pocket) lodge flaps are no longer allowed to be worn on the BSA field uniform. Is this true?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Is the “Broken Arrow” ceremony an official ceremony?

Q. Ray,
I have heard of a ceremony for deceased Arrowmen called the “Broken Arrow” ceremony. Is this ceremony legitimate or just something a lodge made up?

Sincerely,
Joseph

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Are there scripts available for the installation of youth officers?

Q. Hi Ray,

I was wondering if you would be willing to share the officer installation script that you use at the national planning meeting for the national officer installation?
 
Thanks also for your leadership!

Paul

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Order of the Arrow Sash

Q. When should the OA sash be worn?

A. Your OA sash, wear it at OA events and when you represent the OA, over the right shoulder, never over the belt.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What is the Correct Spelling of Adviser?

Q. Ray,
I’ve noticed that the word adviser has different spellings in different Scouting programs. Which one is correct?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Guide for Using LodgeMaster

Q. Ray,

Since all lodges will be required to use LodgeMaster for rechartering in 2015, are there any plans for a user guide, or how to manual, for LodgeMaster?

Thanks,

Bob

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Founder's Award Selection Committee

Q. I'm serving as adviser to a youth-led committee charged with selecting Vigil Honor and Founder's Award candidates. We have good guidance on the Vigil Honor selection process but very little on the Founder’s Award. So:

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Concerns about Legacy Project wood for the Centennial Fire

Q. Ray,

I just read the article in the May/June issue of Scouting Magazine, titled, "The Order of the Arrow at 100." It describes the plan for lodges to bring firewood to NOAC, where the wood will be burned in a ceremonial fire.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman: New Ordeal members and the Arrowman Service Award

Q. Mr. Capp,

I am trying to find out if new ordeal members that have been inducted in the summer of 2015 are eligible for the Arrowman Service Award. Footnote one says:

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