The national Order of the Arrow chairman answers your questions on a regular basis. You may contact the chairman, Mike Hoffman, at @email.
I've heard a lot of talk about Operation Arrow, but am not sure what the right fit for me is at the Jamboree. What opportunities are still available for Arrowmen to serve on staff at the 2017 National Jamboree and how do I find out more?
Q. Mr. Chairman,
Q. Hello Ray,
Are lodges allowed to give out an annual scholarship to a worthy Arrowman, if done properly?
Q. Dear Ray:
I would like to know if the NOAC promotional patches are exclusively reserved for NOAC contingent participants or can they be distributed outside the contingent to lodge members?
Q. Dear Ray,
Does an assistant Scoutmaster acting as the troop representative adviser need to be at least 21 years old since if he is not he would still be a youth in the Order?
Yours in Service,
I read the rules regarding when it is appropriate to wear the OA sash to troop meetings.
Q: Dear Ray,
Is it acceptable for members of a chapter or lodge to not participate in one or more of the four tests of the Ordeal in the presence or view of the candidates for convenience or logistical simplicity?
Several parents have asked me about obtaining a visitor’s pass for the day to visit their son while at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference, similar to the national Scout jamboree. Is this possible? How would I go about obtaining such a pass?