Re: OA Registration question...don't have handbook handy!
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Tue, 17 May 1994 23:10:22 EDT
Lew Bowling <LBOWLING@UKCC.uky.edu> writes:
(to Jack Thornton)
>I'm sitting here and looking at my OA card and there's nothing on it about
>needing a BSA card. Are there, maybe, different forms of the card?
There is a newer version of the Order of the Arrow card which is being
used by many local Councils...Kawida and White Feather don't have them
yet; Wapiti and Zit-Kala-Sha does have them.
On the face of the card, where the Lodge Secretary prints or types the
information, appears this in gray overprint: "NOT VALID UNLESS
ACCOMPAINED BY A CURRENT BSA REGISTRATION CARD". National made the
overprinted cards available to local Councils about three years ago,
but many Lodges with overstocked cards, decided NOT to throw out all
of the good, old cards in favor of purchasing newer, more expensive
cards. I think about a year back, in the Kawida Lodge's newsletter,
The Thunderbird, it tells OA members that their cards would be invalid
without showing a current BSA membership card too.
When I went to a Lodge activity a while back while I was stationed in
Washington, D.C., a lodge official asked to see my OA card and BSA
registration card. That was the first time anyone had ever asked me
for BOTH cards. Having just registered there not even three weeks
prior, I had to wait until the Council's Camping Director, Victor
Arsenaut said "yeah...he's with us now...", before I was admitted.
Since then, I keep both handy, just in case (now if they can ONLY
issue those cards out after you recharter each year!!!!!)
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