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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 - Assistant Scoutmaster

Q. Ray,
Can a Scoutmaster ask that a 20yr old Assistant Scoutmaster who had been a first class scout or higher with a current 15 days and nights of camping be placed on his units OA ballot?

Kevin

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Non-OA Adult Leaders at OA Camping Functions

Q. Ray,
Can non-OA Adult Leaders attend OA Camping Functions (e.g. lodge events, conclave, etc)?

Gene

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Life Membership

Q. Ray,

Is it possible to purchase a life membership in the Order of the Arrow?

Thanks,

George

 

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Will there be a centennial edition of the OA Handbook?

Q. Ray,
I have made a display of all OA handbooks (different covers) from 1948 to present day. There has been a handbook to celebrate several anniversaries - is there a centennial edition of the OA  handbook planned?

WWW,
Frank

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can a unit election be conducted in American Indian regalia?

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?
 
Thanks,
An Adviser Seeking Advice


A. Dear Adviser,

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Will NOACs return to being held every two years?

Q: Ray,
 
Now that the 100th anniversaries of the BSA and OA have passed, will the Order of the Arrow return to hosting national conferences every two years?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Venturing Crew

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