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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 - Will NOACs return to being held every two years?

Q: Ray,
 
Now that the 100th anniversaries of the BSA and OA have passed, will the Order of the Arrow return to hosting national conferences every two years?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Venturing Crew

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 - Election for Lone Scout

Ray,
We have a "lone scout", the only remaining young man in his troop.  Long story short, he would like to have the opportunity for OA, but his troop cannot do an election.  We just found this out as he was one of the kids that went to the Jamboree from our council.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Brotherhood Service Requirements

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.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can an OA Membership be given Posthumously?

Q. Ray,
Has there ever been an OA membership given posthumously for an adult leader?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Must all ceremony sites be ADA compliant?

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.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What training resources are available to help my lodge?

Q: Ray,
 
I am the training chairman for my lodge. I am looking for resources that might help me to develop a series of continual training sessions for our lodge executive committee. What resources are available to help with this project?
 
Thanks,
 
John

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman