Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Arrow of Light stats and Order of the Arrow question Arrow of
Re: Arrow of Light stats and Order of the Arrow question Arrow of
Mark and Kay Ranzenberger
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 21:53:07 -0500
Must a boy be elected to Order of the Arrow by his *own* troop? I
get the distinct impression that our troop isn't going to "do" OA,
although it may be too early to tell (the troop is only a year old, and
we have only a handful of First Class Scouts, none higher).
Yes, the boys should have an Order of the Arrow election, if they want
one. This is, of course, a program for the honored scouts, and if the
boys feel that their peers are ready for the OA, and the boys have met
the requirements for the OA, (page 426, Boy Scout Handbook, cat. no
33105) then they should have an election.
The Vice Chief of Membership from your local chapter should have
contacted you, or should be contacting you soon, about an election. If
not, call or e-mail the OA chapter advisor asking to have the Vice Chief
of Membership to call and set up an election. If you don't know who the
chapter advisor is, call your DE. S/he should be able to hook you up.
All troops are encouraged to have Scouts who are brothers in the order,
and hopefully yours will, too.
OA Vice Chief of Membership
Thumb Chapter, Mischigonong Lodge 89
Lake Huron Area Council
Harbor Beach, Mich.