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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 - Which sash do Arrowmen wear at NOAC?

Q. Ray,
At NOAC, are we to wear the white sash with our Arrowman Service Award or the Centennial Sash?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - How do we handle elections for Scouts who may be dual registered?
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 - Does my lodge have to merge if my council merges?

Q: Dear Ray,
 
My council is considering a merger with a neighboring council. I have heard that the BSA has a new policy that requires that lodges merge when councils merge. Is that true, and are there any exceptions to the policy? If so, how would we request one?
 

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 - Long-term Camp

Q. Dear Ray,
Our troop visited the Jamboree. It was wonderful. On our trip, we spent four nights camping, then two nights in a hotel, then two nights camping.

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 - Can Scouts who are 18-20 be elected to the Order?

Q. Ray,
Why can't young Scouters 18-20 be elected/nominated into the OA? How does the OA youth age range effect election to the OA?

Thanks,
Bob

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman