Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Arrow of Light stats and Order of the Arrow question
Re: Arrow of Light stats and Order of the Arrow question
nathan alan beauheim
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 12:42:36 -0700
On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, Kip Keil wrote:
> is responsible for making the troops program happen. If the TC and SM decide to
> forego the Order for now, then bring up again in six months. (You can't
> normally hold an election in the fall, but that's a good time to start working
> on making sure boys are advancing and getting their camping in.)
Not quite. According to the rules (see Order of the Arrow Handbook or
whatever), each troop is allowed one election per calender year. The
rules do not say anything about when this election must be held, nor can
anyone impose a rule on you. They can say, we normally do elections only
in the spring/summer/fall/blue moons/whatever, but if you want an election
and you haven't had one in the calender year, you can have one. Now if
you have an election in the fall when everyone else's is in the spring, it
might make things a little messy regarding callouts, inductions, etc., but
that should be fairly easy to deal with.
This also comes up if you don't have anyone eligible in the Spring, but
come summer you do; or if you want to postpone your election until after a
major trip, because it will make a few more scouts eligible (something my
troop is doing right now, while I go to school)
ASM Youth Leadership/Order of the Arrow Troop 459
Great Southwest Council-Albuquerque NM
> Sarah Nunez wrote:
> > 1. Does anyone have stats on how many Cubs eventually attain Arrow of
> > Light? Is it something on the order of Eagle's 2-4%?
> > 2. 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).
> > Sarah Nunez
> > email@example.com
> Kip Keil, Sr. Programmer, V i s i o n N e t
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