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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 - 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
Ask the Chairman - How do we implement the new OA brand guidelines?

Q: Ray, 
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.

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

Q. Mr. Chairman,
How do you become part of a national committee?

Samuel

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Elected Candidates

Q. Ray,
Can a Scout who is elected in the spring attend a spring Ordeal?

Thank you,
Randall

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Ceremony Outside of Council

Hey Ray,
Here's a question for your Ask the Chairman section: Can a lodge hold a ceremony outside of its council boundaries? For instance, if a Lodge wanted to hold a Brotherhood ceremony at a Conclave that it wasn't hosting or at a NOAC, could it?
Regards,
Joe

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman