scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: OA callout
Mark Wilbur (allogagaw@MEGSINET.NET
Thu May 11 2000 - 10:33:57 CDT
Three respondees below said:
> From: Michael Holmes <mholmes@PITNET.NET>
> For many years, I have had a problem with an inconsistency in the
> OA's P&P...
> From: Peter Farnham <pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG>
> Since no one has quoted the Order of the Arrow's "Guide for Officers and
> Advisers" ...
> From: Mark Arend <mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM>
> There's an easy way around this. Sometime not too long after the election
> the SM needs to ...
We have to be carefull about giving advice about OA Rules and regulations.
Whreas the BSA has an Official set of standred rules to go by,
Peter Franham pointed out... so does the OA.
Unfortunalely, anybody that had been to a National OA Conference knows
that Lodges differ greatly from one Lodge to another. Various Lodges, over
the years, for one reason or another, have decided 'not' to conform to the
National guidelines . Until recently, Shawnee Lodge completely ignored
the national rules. In the last 10 years, we have made many changes that
help our election procedures to become closer to the national guidelines,
think that there are still a few differences.
We still have very strict rules on how an election may be held. If fact, in
for an election to be valid, an "OA Official" OUTSIDE the troop must
be present to oversee the election, and his signature must be on the
So, in Lynn R Oakleaf's situation we must assume that the unit conducted a
"valid" eletion, but, I do know that in our lodge of elections that were
voided because it was not conducted correctly. (I am NOT suggesting that
this is the case)
I understand that everyone here has nothing but the "best intentions", but,
the answer to this original question can only be resolved 'internally' to
Mark Wilbur - Allogagaw (He who serves)
"Used to be an OWL NC-513 (312-35-1984), Always be an Eagle (1973)"
Scoutmaster (since 1986) Troop 374 St. Louis, Mo. www.troop374.org