Appropriate use of an old OA sash

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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby Quailman » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:36 pm

It appears that japhmi is treating the pocket flap and the sash as an award and not as symbols of membership in an organization.
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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby wagionvigil » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:03 pm

Quailman wrote:It appears that japhmi is treating the pocket flap and the sash as an award and not as symbols of membership in an organization.

we have a winner :P
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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby japhmi » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:47 pm

Quailman wrote:It appears that japhmi is treating the pocket flap and the sash as an award and not as symbols of membership in an organization.

I see it as a recognition of an honor granted.
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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby wagionvigil » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:02 pm

japhmi wrote:
Quailman wrote:It appears that japhmi is treating the pocket flap and the sash as an award and not as symbols of membership in an organization.

I see it as a recognition of an honor granted.

Only if your dues are paid :lol:
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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby kwildman » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:06 am

Japhmi i would encourage you to meet with your chapter adviser and see about getting involved. Summer is the perfect time as Lodges need lots of help during Ordeals and work weekends at their camps. Attend and help out at an Ordeal and watch the Ordeal and Brotherhood ceremonies again. I always encourage our new members to come back and watch the Ordeal ceremony another time. I think people get more out of it when they are not hot and tired and you can really focus on it.

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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby japhmi » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:01 pm

kwildman wrote:Japhmi i would encourage you to meet with your chapter adviser and see about getting involved. Summer is the perfect time as Lodges need lots of help during Ordeals and work weekends at their camps. Attend and help out at an Ordeal and watch the Ordeal and Brotherhood ceremonies again. I always encourage our new members to come back and watch the Ordeal ceremony another time. I think people get more out of it when they are not hot and tired and you can really focus on it.

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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby smtroop168 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:55 pm

japhmi wrote: Honey. Honey put down the knife. Ack! ...." :lol:


As long as she has her Totin' Chip that is acceptable. :lol:
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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby kwildman » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:12 pm

Ok...so we will give you a few years to work up it. :P I find that being a pain in the butt home gets me the "Arent you supposed to camping somewhere this weekend?" from my wife. :lol:
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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby tonkatim » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:02 pm

having a "Whittlin' chip" would be opportunity. She already has motive... if my wife gets on here asking about how big the 'safety circle' is... You guys would let me know...Right?

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Re: Appropriate use of an old OA sash

Postby scoutaholic » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:48 pm

japhmi wrote:
kwildman wrote:The lodge flap says that you were selected by your peers and that you accepted an OBLIGATION. If you are not paying your dues than you are not a member in good standing and not entitled to wear the flap or the sash.

That's the way the rules are written now, but I'm saying that I disagree with them. There's nothing in our OBLIGATION that says that the youth have a duty to do things in and for the Order. I knew several youth growing up who never did much in the Order, but they served their home troop with distinction that shows that they deserved the honor given them by their peers. ...

The OBLIGATION you remember may not specify service in the order, but if you were to seal your membership in the order by accepting the obligations of the brotherhood, then you are promising to "... be faithful in attendance upon the sessions of my lodge, and earnest in its support, so far as I am able..."
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