Frequently Asked Questions

Can a unit leader or council add requirements to the national OA requirements for election?
No, a Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach (or unit committee, district, council, chapter or lodge) has no authority to change the requirements for election to the Order of the Arrow, just as they have no authority to change the Eagle Scout or other rank requirements. However, a Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach does have the responsibility to certify that the troop’s or team’s Scouts have met the national eligibility requirements before submitting their names for the ballot for the unit’s election.

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