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Order of the Arrow

Discussions for OA Members and those interested in Scouting's Honor Society. Also includes a private sub-forum for OA Members only.

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    Been to NOAC? Heading there? Chat about the Order's bi-annual gathering

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    • The scouts hereabouts read the new ceremonies   skits,  and proclaimed there was no way they were about to do them.   If a pack want to write its own ceremony, fine they will do that.   If the pack requests the ceremony that the OA used to do, these young men will oblige.    Without sashes, uniforms, or any mention of the Order.  They ask for no money, no fame, they do it on their own time, driving their own cars,  using their own stuff, just so the cubs will have the ceremony they have waited and worked for since they were Bobcats. I have no authority to forbid them to do so, i'm not their parents. In fact I am rather proud of them, I think this qualifies as " cheerful  service"  be it with or without a sash. IMO the huffy inductions adviser needs to be asked who is more important here.   The ivory towered self proclaimed judges of what is acceptable to wear, say, and do?   or the scouts?
    • I know this is an older topic, but if you are going with day passes, how many days are you going for?
    • So, 8 months after this trip and today my son tells me that he would like to be a sea scout when he is old enough... and continue to be a boy scout. 😲
    • To your first points about youth skills instructions, I would add units becoming too dependent on summer camps to teach their scouts basic scoutcraft, as well as never actually making that a part of their regular programming- thus not actually requiring their scouts to gain proficiency.   I'm encouraged by the number of folks here on this forum that Scouting actually does still exist.  In my neck of the woods, far too many units are the car-camping--and-only-when-it-is-dry-and-warm clubs, that happen to wear uniforms (and usually nothing more than the uniform shirt - "$7 for a pair of socks?! How ridiculous! Here, can you hold onto my sons iPhone 10 for him?"). 
    • How many days are you going for? I just discovered today that day passes are possible even for cub scouts. I think we may take the drive, but not sure how many days to go for. I was thinking 2. Or maybe 3? Any thoughts on this from anyone.  
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