Re: OA eligibility & camping requirement
Ted Burton (tedbrtn@CYBERHIGHWAY.NET)
Mon, 10 Jun 1996 15:29:37 -0600
At 22:37 -06001, Mark Young wrote thus [I likely cut a lot out]:
>My question is really this:
> Our Scoutmaster was very unhappy about which boys got voted
>into the OA. His favorite boys didn't get elected.
> First, if all the boys on the ballot were qualified, and the boys
>in the troop voted for their choice, is the Scoutmaster supposed to say
>anything. Does he get to criticize the vote?
> Second, is the Scoutmaster allowed to tell the parents to influence
>their boys votes?
To be eligible for election to the Order of the Arrow, one must among other
things have the approval of the Scoutmaster. If the Scoutmaster does not
believe that a youth meets the standards, he should not give that youth's
name to the election team. That is the beginning and the end of the
The Scoutmaster, and boys in the Troop who are OA members need to talk
about the purposes of the Order in the course of the meetings between now
and the next election to make sure all the boys are aware that they are
looking to elect people who truly exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their
daily lives, which will show at meetins and during camping.
Of course, we should remember the rule of 'walk a mile in my shoes' -- did
you explain the situation the same way your Scoutmaster would explain it?
Thank you for listening.
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