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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 - Key Volunteer

Q. What is a Key Volunteer in the Order of the Arrow national structure?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Journey to Excellence

Q. Hello Ray,
In our Lodge Journey to Excellence, does lodge member attendance at national events (such as NOAC) mean just contingent Arrowmen, or contingent plus staff Arrowmen?

Thanks,
Doug

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
Ask the Chairman - Centennial Totem

Q: Ray, is our lodge required use the OA centennial totem on our lodge flaps and memorabilia items for NOAC 2015?

A: Thanks for your question and interest in having your lodge join in our centennial celebration!

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Defining an Active Arrowman

Q. Ray,
There are numerous references in our various books and guides that refer to an "active" Arrowman, but no definition of what constitutes "active." Can you give me a definitive answer as to what being “active” entails?

Thank you,
Everette

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What is the ratio of adults to Scouts that a troop can select for OA membership?

Q. Mr. Capp,

What is the ratio of adults to Scouts that a troop can select for OA? If it's on the web I apologize for missing it.

Thank you,
William


A. William,

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can you transfer to another chapter within a lodge?

Q: Ray,
 
After being inducted as an Ordeal member or sealing your membership in the Brotherhood, must you stay registered in the same chapter, or are you allowed to transfer into another chapter within the same lodge?
 
Yours in cheerful service,
 

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

Q. It seems like the members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee are a bunch of old men who are ceremonial, only. You know…holding honorary positions.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Old Sash

Q. Is the old sash my son was given by his godfather acceptable for his wear?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman