Bill Pitcher wrote:Razor_strop, this sounds like the " Ole point system, to me!" and that was banned years ago (but I LOVED it when I did it as an Ordeal Brother!!).
Bill Pitcher wrote:R_S, to move from Ordeal to Brotherhood, one earned points for: returning to OA events, participating on the dance team, making a piece of costume, having a role in a ceremony, going to a conclave or NOAC, etc., etc. When a certain number of points were reached, you could then procede (20 points, I think. This was in the 60's) on the trail to Brotherhood. It got new brothers involved and reduced the "Sash and Dash" group. We felt "part of the experience" of being a Brother.
Bill Pitcher wrote:This of course was back in the day when you needed 50 days/nights for camping MB.
razor_strop wrote:Thanks Bill; interesting bit of OA history there.
smtroop168 wrote:Thanks. Wonder if the OA will relook their "Active" definition when the BSA issues their new one.
wagionvigil wrote:smtroop168 wrote:Thanks. Wonder if the OA will relook their "Active" definition when the BSA issues their new one.
i would like them to actually say if your dues are not paid and you do not attend any lodge activities you must remove the OA Flaps from your uniform.
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