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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 - 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 - Members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee

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.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Old Sash

Q. Is the old sash my son was given by his godfather acceptable for his wear?

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