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Ask the Chairman

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 - 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
Ask the Chairman - When should the OA troop representative wear his sash?

Q: Ray,
 
I read the rules regarding when it is appropriate to wear the OA sash to troop meetings.

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - Can members choose not to participate in the tests of the Ordeal?

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?

A:

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - National Positions

Q. How do you become a section chief and then national chief or any other national positions?

Oct 29, 2016   Ask the Chairman
Ask the Chairman - LEC Voting Rights

Q. Mr. Chairman,

Should Lodge Officers have a vote on the LEC or should it just be chapter chiefs?

Yours in Service,
Christian

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