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The OA Key Three

Like it sound, the Dey Three is composed of three people - the Chapter Chief, the Chapter Adviser, and the Chapter Staff Adviser. Below is a brief overview of each position's responsibilities and qualifications.

Chapter Chief

  • Registered Scout, one who is active in his own unit.
  • Must be under twenty-one years of age during his entire term of office.
  • His leadership ability is the key to successful Chapter operations. (His election should not be a popularity contest)
  • Elected by Arrowmen under twenty-one years of age.
  • Presides at all Chapter meetings and functions.
  • Represents his Chapter at all meeting of the Lodge Executive Committee, and attends any Council Committees to which he is appointed.
  • Presides at all meetings of the Chapter Executive Committee.
  • Delegates jobs to others and is manager of people and resources within the Chapter.
  • Provides leadership and inspiration to all Chapter members.
  • Should be home and available during his term of office, not away at college or other activities
  • Appoints Chairmen to various Committees and appointed positions within the Chapter. Such positions may include the Chapter Editor, Webmaster, and/or Vigil Chief. All appointments must have the approval of the Chapter Adviser.

Chapter Adviser

  • A volunteer Scouter. Preferably, this person is a mature adult with considerable experience i the Order of the Arrow with no other responsibilities in Scouting such as scoutmaster, Team Coach, Commissioner, etc.
  • Appointed by the Scout Executive annually. (In consultation with the Vice President for Programs)
  • Is the "coach" of the Chapter Officers.
  • Will remind Chapter Officers of their responsibilities if they are not doing their job.
  • Coordinates its activities with other segments of Council and District program.
  • Advises other adults on the proper role of adult members of the OA
  • Is familiar with current edition of the Order of the Arrow Handbook.
  • Is familiar with the current edition of the Order of the Arrow Guide for Officers and Advisers.
  • Is familiar with policies of the Order of the Arrow.
  • Advises Chapter Officers on OA policies and procedures.
  • Encourages attendance at Section Conclave, Lodge Pow Wow, National Order of the Arrow Conferences, etc.
  • Liaison with the Council Staff
  • Appoints associates in consultation with the Chapter Chief and with the approval of the Staff Adviser.

Chapter Staff Adviser

  • Is the Council District Executive.
  • Works closely with the Chapter Adviser and Officers to ensure the Chapter fulfills its purpose.
  • Keeps the OA on the right track.
  • Key responsibility for watching over Chapter finances for the Scout Executive.
  • Coordinates its activities with other segments of Council and District program.
  • Advises other adults on the proper role of adult members of the OA.
  • Is familiar with current edition of the Order of the Arrow Handbook.
  • Is familiar with current edition of the Order of the Arrow Guide for Officers and Advisers.
  • Is familiar with current policies of the Order of the Arrow.
  • Advises Chapter Officers on OA policies and procedures.
  • Encourages attendance at Section Conclave, Lodge Pow Wow, National Order of the Arrow Conferences, etc.
  • Liaison with the Council Staff.

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