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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 - 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 - When will the Centurion Award recognition take place at NOAC?

Q. Ray,

When will the Centurion Award recipients be honored at NOAC? There are some award recipients within the lodge that cannot attend all week, so they would like to attend the day that is most important for the Centurion Award.

Thank you,

Theresa

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can volunteer time be counted towards the camping requirement for membership?

Q. Dear Ray,
We have a Scout that is three nights short in meeting the two year, 15-night camping requirements. He is a volunteer fireman – is there anyway volunteer time can make up for the camping shortfall for eligibility to the OA?

Thank you.
Mike

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Brotherhood Letters

Q. Ray,
What should become of the letter that an Ordeal candidate writes to the lodge secretary?

Thanks for your opinion on this,
David

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
Ask the Chairman - Adult Candidate Nomination

Q. Ray,

Two questions regarding adult nominations for membership:

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