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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 - Centennial Totem

Q: Ray, is our lodge required use the OA centennial totem on our lodge flaps and memorabilia items for NOAC 2015?

A: Thanks for your question and interest in having your lodge join in our centennial celebration!

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Defining an Active Arrowman

Q. Ray,
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?

Thank you,
Everette

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What is the ratio of adults to Scouts that a troop can select for OA membership?

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.

Thank you,
William


A. William,

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can you transfer to another chapter within a lodge?

Q: Ray,
 
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,
 

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - National Positions

Q. How do you become a section chief and then national chief or any other national positions?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Non-Members at Ceremonies

Q. Hi Ray,
I would like to know if parents / non-scouters are allowed at the Ordeal Ceremony?
Bruce

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Are elections in a Venturing Crew possible?

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 - NOAC 2015 Questions

Q. Ray,

 I have several questions regarding NOAC 2015:

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman