Re: Face paint
Warren Williams (Warren2248@AOL.COM)
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 15:02:56 -0400
In message "Face paint" dated 95-10-16, robert_collins@STREAM.COM (robert
> My question is, what is the national policy on the use of face paint.
>From The Order of the Arrow Guide for Officers and Advisers, BSA No. 34997,
1995 printing, on page 28:
Face paint policy. The use of face paint, body paint, and wigs by
non-American Indians could be offensive to some groups of American Indian
people. Where lodge activities related to ceremony and dance are offensive
to local American Indians, they must be discontinued for Order of the Arrow
Order of the Arrow national conferences and events conducted beyond the
individual lodge will not permit face paint, body paint, or wigs to be used
in social or competition dancing or in ceremonies or ceremony competition.
Appropriate local use is to be interpreted by each lodge based on their
relationship with American Indian tribes in the council area.
Associate Lodge Adviser
Sebooney Okasucca Lodge #260
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City