The national Order of the Arrow chairman answers your questions on a regular basis. You may contact the chairman, Mike Hoffman, at @email.
Q. I'm serving as adviser to a youth-led committee charged with selecting Vigil Honor and Founder's Award candidates. We have good guidance on the Vigil Honor selection process but very little on the Founder’s Award. So:
I just read the article in the May/June issue of Scouting Magazine, titled, "The Order of the Arrow at 100." It describes the plan for lodges to bring firewood to NOAC, where the wood will be burned in a ceremonial fire.
Q. Mr. Capp,
I am trying to find out if new ordeal members that have been inducted in the summer of 2015 are eligible for the Arrowman Service Award. Footnote one says:
Q. Dear Ray,
A unit has requested that our election team conduct their election in American Indian regalia. I have never seen this. Is it okay for our team to do an election out of uniform?
An Adviser Seeking Advice
A. Dear Adviser,
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?
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.
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: