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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 - How do we implement the new OA brand guidelines?

Q: Ray, 
My lodge's flap was recently denied because of the new brand guidelines. What advice do you have for our leadership? It seems quite difficult to adhere to these standards.

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 - Elections: Withdrawing a Candidate

Q. Mr. Capp,
I am having a meeting tonight with a Troop that is having a problem with one of the Scouts that has been elected to become an Order of the Arrow candidate. He has not been called out yet. The Troop wants to withdraw/cancelled his nomination. Here are my questions:

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Which sash do Arrowmen wear at NOAC?

Q. Ray,
At NOAC, are we to wear the white sash with our Arrowman Service Award or the Centennial Sash?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - How do we handle elections for Scouts who may be dual registered?
The information on this page may not reflect the changes to the Order of the Arrow membership requirements effective February 1, 2019.
Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Does my lodge have to merge if my council merges?

Q: Dear Ray,
 
My council is considering a merger with a neighboring council. I have heard that the BSA has a new policy that requires that lodges merge when councils merge. Is that true, and are there any exceptions to the policy? If so, how would we request one?
 

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - National Order of the Arrow Committee

Q. Mr. Chairman,
How do you become part of a national committee?

Samuel

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Long-term Camp

Q. Dear Ray,
Our troop visited the Jamboree. It was wonderful. On our trip, we spent four nights camping, then two nights in a hotel, then two nights camping.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman