(no name) ((no email))
Mon, 11 Nov 1991 10:41:00 MST
Here is a question for those of you who have been keeping up on O-A rules.
If I recall, some years ago National (O-A) put a stop to all restrictions
on O-A flaps. Has this changed at all? I was just told by our council
office that Adults are limited to buying only two of the new O-A flaps.
the person who maintains the trading post thought it might have to do with
adults always buying up all of the O-A flaps. I personally think that is
silly. They make some money off those things and if they are worried about
adults buying all of them, why not simply buy more? (Trust me,
they do some weird things here in Arizona).
Also, it is my understanding that Explorer posts can no longer have O-A
elections. Is this our council or is it National's policy? I have a
feeling that it may have to do with females in O-A. This is one sure way
to limit the female membership in O-A to adults. Since females cannot join a
boy Scout troop, except as an adult leader.
We had a flap here recently because a young lady was elected to O-A by an
explorer post and the Council in effect said she could not go through. I
have no idea how this incident turned out. But I told them to find out
from National what the rules established by the National O-A organization
were. Also, is there any way to get a copy of the National By-Laws for the
Order of the Arrow. I keep getting the feeling that people in the local
council are tweeking these and I really want to know for sure.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City