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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 - Does the lodge chief have a vote on the council executive board

Q. Ray,

I have a question. Does the lodge chief (youth member) get to vote on issues on the council executive board? This is assuming that the nominating committee chooses the lodge chief to be an executive board member.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Meeting the Camping Requirement with Dual Membership

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 - Will unselected NOAC staff applicants be able to purchase the Centennial Sash?

Q. Dear Ray,

I applied for staff and have since been advised that they do not need me now. Am I able to purchase the Centennial Sash? I would really like to have this as a memento.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can I maintain my OA membership in a Venturing crew after my induction?

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 - Why was the Lenni Lenape dictionary removed from the latest OA Handbook?

Q. Dear Ray,

Why was the Lenni Lenape word list left out of the new edition of the OA Handbook distributed at NOAC? I have found the list very useful for determining Vigil Indian names.

Thank you,
John


A. Dear John,

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - How are chapter boundaries determined?

Q: Ray,
 
Can a chapter only be defined by its sponsored district, or can a lodge choose to modify the chapter’s boundaries? Also, does there have to be a chapter for each district within the sponsoring council?
 
In Brotherhood,
 
William

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can the OA sash be worn with the Sea Scout uniform?

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 - Camping Requirement

Q. Ray,
We have recently moved to another city and someone told me that the the camping requirement must be fulfilled with only one troop. Do we have to start over the days and nights of camping?

Richard

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Wearing Multiple Sash Award Patches

Q. Ray,

If I earned the 50th and/or 60th Anniversary Award(s), can I also wear the ASA patch on the same sash?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Lodge JTE Plus 1 Membership Requirement

Q. Hello,
One of the main questions coming out of the adviser sessions at conclave a few weeks back was why is the Lodge JTE membership different than the council?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman