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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 - Vigil Triangle Arrows

Q. Over the years the arrows in the Vigil triangle have been shown going clockwise and counterclockwise. Which way is correct?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Nominating a Lodge Adviser for the DSA

Q. Ray,

What do you recommend to do when a lodge adviser is being nominated for the DSA? Who should sign on the line marked lodge adviser?

Steve

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can Scouts who are 18-20 be elected to the Order?

Q. Ray,
Why can't young Scouters 18-20 be elected/nominated into the OA? How does the OA youth age range effect election to the OA?

Thanks,
Bob

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Is the term lodge executive committee an official term?

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.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?

Q: Ray,

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?

Thanks,

Christopher

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Lodge/Chapter Chief

Q. Every so often we do see illegal lodge/chapter chief patches being worn. These have been manufactured locally and are not authorized by the BSA Uniform and Insignia Guide.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can lodges provide annual scholarships?

Q. Hello Ray,
Are lodges allowed to give out an annual scholarship to a worthy Arrowman, if done properly?

In Brotherhood,
Joseph

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - To whom are the NOAC promotional patches intended to be distributed?

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?

Thank you!
Luis

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman