Ask the Chairman
Q. Seems like there are a lot of opinions out there about the policy
concerning membership in more than one lodge:
Some lodges believe that an Arrowman can belong to two lodges, the lodge they entered
as a scout and the lodge where they are a member as an adult. (Known as Dual membership)
Some lodges believe that as long as an Arrowman is a member of the respective council,
they can join the associated lodge... no matter how many other lodges they belong
to. (Plural membership).
Most lodges seem to think that an Arrowman can only belong to only one lodge and
must first belong to the council associated with it.
Which one is it?
A. An Arrowman can only belong to one lodge at a time. On page
42 of the Order of the Arrow handbook, it states that dual lodge membership is not
permitted. The Order of the Arrow wants to encourage Arrowmen to focus their efforts
in one individual lodge and the council it is created to support rather than having
their energies scattered throughout different lodges.