I hate to say that I have 2 shirts that have flaps on them and I do not pay dues. I disagree with the adult leadership here and will not pay them. So, to make it easy, I do not wear those shirts. I will pay OA dues next year so I can wear a flap at the Jamboree or after a new OA Lodge Adviser is in place.
As for a kid not paying dues, I would look into it if asked but I have not been. If I saw the boy wearing a flap that I know has not paid his dues, I would sit down and ask him why and then offer him suggestions. If he asked me why I did not pay my dues, I would tell him. I am not going to lie to the boy. I don't like the OA leadership in Bucktail. They have collectively caused more problems in this council than they have actually helped.
You may notice that I am a Vigil Honor Member of the OA. The Ah'Tic Lodge is not a "boy" run Lodge. I know what I went through when I was a youth and the current Lodge Adviser was LA when I was chief. I did not want to be a part of it and I will admit, that the Ah'tic Lodge is dominated by adults that want to see things run their way. I will say that the boys are starting to step up a bit. I will admit, I was quite surprised at what kind of drinks that you can get from a keg from the Straub Brewery.
The Lodge Chief's uncle is the head brewmaster at Straub. The Chief and his brother talked him into allowing them to fill 2 kegs with Hawaiin Punch. Kind of cool and innovative but then again, probably not the best thing to have at an OA weekend. But it was cool!