Oddly enough I am dealing with a mother of a scout in the OA that is making up odd stories about the OA. She claims that any Lodge, in this case, Tupelo Lodge can make up any rules as they see fit. I don't believe her. I believe she is making up stories to support her son.
Is it possible for a lodge such as Tupelo Lodge to override the optional nature of the tap out ceremony? From the start of this issue I have been under the impression that the mother and son have been making up stories to suit their own vision of what they think the OA should do rather than determining how the OA operates.
Despite the clear answers provided here and me relaying those answers to the mother and son they continue to pretend that there are other factors they are privy to that others are not aware of. I find that attitude to be dishonest at best.
I may also need to contact the head of Tupelo Lodge to put an end to these shenanigans. How do I manage that?