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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 - Journey to Excellence

Q. Hello Ray,
In our Lodge Journey to Excellence, does lodge member attendance at national events (such as NOAC) mean just contingent Arrowmen, or contingent plus staff Arrowmen?

Thanks,
Doug

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - NOAC 2015 Day Passes/Visitors

Q. Ray,

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?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Parents at NOAC 2015

Q. Mr. Capp
Has a final decision been made about parent attendance at NOAC?

Sincerely,
Bob

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - How will those adults who gave up their spots at NOAC obtain the centennial sash?

Q. Ray,
How will those Arrowmen who gave their spots at NOAC be able to obtain a centennial sash?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Must all ceremony sites be ADA compliant?

Q. Greetings Ray,

There seems to be the impression among members of our lodge that, due to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we must have all of our OA ceremony rings handicap accessible.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - What is Operation Arrow and how do I learn more information about it?

Q: Ray,

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?

Thanks,

Christopher

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 - Handclasp

Q. Ray,
Has the handclasp of the Order been the same over all these years, or has it changed?

David

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
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