Frequently Asked Questions
I've been told females are not allowed in the OA.
This is absolutely false. Women have made a great, positive impact on the Order. The National OA committee is very fortunate, for example, to have Kay Trick as a highly effective member. All of the females in the Order at this point in time have been inducted as adults. There is only one set of requirements for youth members to be eligible for election into our Order, and the second of those requirements states that the Scout must have obtained the rank of First Class. You have it right that, predicated on this requirement; a member must have been elected by his Troop or Team AFTER having attained that rank. Once someone turns twenty-one years of age, a new set of requirements come into being.
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