Q/A: How to verify old membership
Q: I was inducted around 1962 and then became a Brotherhood
member while in a Scout troop. I am now interested in Scouting
with my son, and would like to know how to verify my membership
in the OA.
A: There are no Order of the Arrow membership records maintained
at the national level. There is also no national policy on how
long local lodges and councils should maintain old membership records
for the OA - some may have records that date back to 1962.
It would be worth checking with the council that services your
old troop to see if they have any records of your membership. If
not, your current council's lodge probably would accept an old OA
membership card or certificate as proof of your induction.
If you don't have a card and can't get a hold of the old
records, try contacting your local council's lodge adviser.
You will probably be able to establish membership based on
the information you have and details you may remember of your
Order of the Arrow experience as a youth.
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