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Section Sentinel: Project 2013

The Order of the Arrow will have our largest participation ever at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree - nearly three times as many staff as previous jamborees going all the way back to 1950. This effort, dubbed "Project 2013," will have a major impact on the Jamboree efforts this year.

Apr 04, 2013   Section Sentinel
Lodge Ledger: Centennial Blaze #1 - Centennial Challenge

Arrowmen arrive at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow ConferenceTo celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow in 2015, plans are be

Mar 27, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Ask the Chairman - Membership Records

Q. Ray,

My friend is being nominated for an award. We would like to put some of her accomplishments in the OA, but aren’t sure who to get the records from.

Thank you for your assistance.

Paul Ann

A. Paul Ann,

Thank you for your note.

Feb 24, 2013   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Brotherhood Letter

Q. Ray,
Our lodge's Vigil selection committee is considering candidates and their accomplishments. Should we use the letter they wrote for Brotherhood in our consideration of Vigil Candidates?


Jan 27, 2013   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Military Commitments

Q. Ray,

Due to military commitments, a member of our lodge is unable to keep his Vigil with us. Can he complete his Vigil at the Lodge where he is stationed in the military or does it have to be his home Lodge?

Very Respectfully,


A. Stephen:

Jan 27, 2013   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Vigil Honor

Q. Ray,

We have encountered some confusion as to when someone can be awarded the Vigil Honor. Are the two years of service required at the time of selection for Vigil or at the time of the Vigil induction ceremony?



A. Hello Mark,

Jan 15, 2013   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Renew my Membership

Q. Good morning Ray.

After many years away from Scouting and OA, the time has come for my son to join. Is there anything that I can or should do to renew my membership in the OA?

I look forward to your response and assistance.


A. Hi, Mike.

Dec 28, 2012   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Call-Outs

Q. Our lodge is telling us we cannot do call-outs in our district until the first of June. Is this a national policy?

Sep 09, 2012   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Unit Elections

Q. Does a Scout need to be present during the unit elections to have his name on the OA ballot, if he meets the other requirements?

Apr 12, 2012   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Dual Membership

Q. Seems like there are a lot of opinions out there about the policy concerning membership in more than one lodge:

Jan 23, 2012   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Unable to Attend the Ordeal

Q. Does a scout have to be elected again if he is unable to attend the Ordeal? Does he have to be called-out before an Ordeal?

Jan 03, 2012   Ask the Chairman