The national Order of the Arrow chairman answers your questions on a regular basis. You may contact the chairman, Mike Hoffman, at @email.
Why are some of the gold-level requirements for the Journey to Excellence (JTE) program so unfair? I’m a member of my lodge executive committee, and we look at some of the things you need to do for gold-level JTE and don’t see how that’s even possible.
Q. Our Lodge is working on the Legacy Project history book. To whom should we send our lodge history PDF? What will be done with it? Should our lodge bring a hardcopy for display at NOAC? Do we bring it home after the conference or donate it to the museum following NOAC?
Q. I recently had a conversation with an OA chapter adviser about an Ordeal member who was denied taking part in the Brotherhood Ceremony because he had not attended chapter meetings during the 10 months of service.
Has there ever been an OA membership given posthumously for an adult leader?
Q. Greetings Ray,
There seems to be the impression among members of our lodge that, due to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we must have all of our OA ceremony rings handicap accessible.
Q: Dear Ray,
My question involves the naming of the LEC. Deciding the name "lodge executive committee" was too threatening, my lodge decided to change the name to "general lodge leadership". I wanted to clarify this, as I have never heard of a lodge use a name other than LEC.
I've heard a lot of talk about Operation Arrow, but am not sure what the right fit for me is at the Jamboree. What opportunities are still available for Arrowmen to serve on staff at the 2017 National Jamboree and how do I find out more?