"Baptism" OA Notes
Dave Navarre (Dave.Navarre@GSA.GOV)
Thu, 13 Oct 1994 08:33:32 EST
I have to agree with Chuck. Your description was rather extensive and
would have been done much better via private e-mail.
While the BSA does not have any "secret societies" per the Youth
Protection Training, that does not mean that the OA cannot or should not
have secrets. It is our sacred bond as Arrowmen to preserve the integrity
of the ceremonies. When questioned by my Scouts about specifics of the
Ordeal I am tight-lipped regardless of how accurate their "knowledge" is,
and some of it is rather accurate.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City