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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 are chapter boundaries determined?

Q: Ray,
 
Can a chapter only be defined by its sponsored district, or can a lodge choose to modify the chapter’s boundaries? Also, does there have to be a chapter for each district within the sponsoring council?
 
In Brotherhood,
 
William

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can the OA sash be worn with the Sea Scout uniform?
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 - Old Sash

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

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Handclasp

Q. Ray,
Has the handclasp of the Order been the same over all these years, or has it changed?

David

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Does the lodge chief have a vote on the council executive board

Q. Ray,

I have a question. Does the lodge chief (youth member) get to vote on issues on the council executive board? This is assuming that the nominating committee chooses the lodge chief to be an executive board member.

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 - Why was the Lenni Lenape dictionary removed from the latest OA Handbook?

Q. Dear Ray,

Why was the Lenni Lenape word list left out of the new edition of the OA Handbook distributed at NOAC? I have found the list very useful for determining Vigil Indian names.

Thank you,
John


A. Dear John,

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman