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Ask the Chairman

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 - Parents at NOAC 2015

Q. Mr. Capp
Has a final decision been made about parent attendance at NOAC?

Sincerely,
Bob

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - How will those adults who gave up their spots at NOAC obtain the centennial sash?

Q. Ray,
How will those Arrowmen who gave their spots at NOAC be able to obtain a centennial sash?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - When should the OA troop representative wear his sash?

Q: Ray,
 
I read the rules regarding when it is appropriate to wear the OA sash to troop meetings.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can members choose not to participate in the tests of the Ordeal?

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?

A:

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Camp Staff

Q. Dear Ray,
I am my Lodge’s Chapter Chief and people have been asking me about how to get one particular person from Camp Staff into the Order. He definitely deserves to be in our Order. The thing is that he was never allowed into a Troop as a youth.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman