The national Order of the Arrow chairman answers your questions on a regular basis. You may contact the chairman, Mike Hoffman, at @email.
Q. Dear Ray,
I am my Lodge’s Chapter Chief and people have been asking me about how to get one particular person from Camp Staff into the Order. He definitely deserves to be in our Order. The thing is that he was never allowed into a Troop as a youth.
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?
Q. Mr. Capp,
What is the ratio of adults to Scouts that a troop can select for OA? If it's on the web I apologize for missing it.
After being inducted as an Ordeal member or sealing your membership in the Brotherhood, must you stay registered in the same chapter, or are you allowed to transfer into another chapter within the same lodge?
Yours in cheerful service,
Q. It seems like the members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee are a bunch of old men who are ceremonial, only. You know…holding honorary positions.