Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Centennial Challenge

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow in 2015, plans are being made to host the biggest and and most exciting National Order of the Arrow Conference in history. The goal is to provide as many Arrowmen as possible the chance to hang out with 10,000 of their closest friends; in this spirit, the Order is launching its Centennial Challenge!

Every lodge across the country is eligible to bring as many Arrowmen as they can to NOAC 2015, which will be held from August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University.

More info here: http://www.oa-bsa.org/100th/centennial.htm


Monday, July 22, 2013

This is Not Regalia

During my weekly trip to a local Goodwill Store, I scored a nicely constructed coon skin hat for winter camping (and to annoy my wife when I try to wear it to church).

However, this is not considered to be proper regalia for OA events.  Why?

Because wigs are not allowed as official OA regalia.

But, this isn't a wig, you say.  I agree, it's not.  However, at our Southern Region Conclave this year, a regalia judge made the call that the hat was sorta kinda like a wig.  He disallowed it as regalia.

So, now you know.  Leave this kind of head ornament out of your regalia bin.  But you can put it with your church clothes.