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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 - NOAC 2015 Day Passes/Visitors

Q. Ray,

Several parents have asked me about obtaining a visitor’s pass for the day to visit their son while at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference, similar to the national Scout jamboree. Is this possible? How would I go about obtaining such a pass?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Where do you place the anniversary award sash patches?

Q. Ray,
As a youth I earned the 60th Anniversary Award and now as an adult I am progressing towards earning the Arrowman Service Award.

When I complete the requirements, you have said that we could wear both patches on our sash.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can members who are not dues paid wear a lodge flap?

Q. Mr. Capp,
In my lodge there is a question that is always asked. Can a Scout or Scouter who completed their Ordeal continue to wear the lodge flap even though they have not paid their dues or attended any events?

Thank you very much,
Glen

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - How was the new national chairman chosen?

Q: Ray,
 
I have heard that there is a transition happening and that the OA will have a new chairman, soon. How does this process happen, and can you tell us who the new chairman is and how we communicate with him?
 
Your frequent pen pal,
Henry
 

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - LEC Voting Rights

Q. Mr. Chairman,

Should Lodge Officers have a vote on the LEC or should it just be chapter chiefs?

Yours in Service,
Christian

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