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2014 Order of the Arrow Handbook

I just updated my Order of the Arrow Handbook Checklist. I was spurred to update if due to an acquisition of one of my needs at the Trade-O-Ree in Allentown last month. This is the 2014 Printing of the 2009 Copyright and lists Nicholas Dannemiller as National Chief.

After 1989, there was no indication of the month or printing size. There was usually an indication of the year it was revised or printed. Most recently, the easiest identifier is the name/signature of the National Chief printed in the Handbook.

2014 Order of the Arrow Handbook

2014 Order of the Arrow Handbook

Looking to confirm if one more recent OA Handbook was actually issued for 2011 and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for it.

2011 National Chief Jonathan Hillis

Can anyone confirm if they have an OA Handbook with this National Chief?

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State of the Hobby – October 1948 Order of the Arrow Handbook

As some of you may know, one of my side collections is Order of the Arrow Handbooks. I maintain an online OAHB checklist of the ones I have and need.

Recently there was an auction on eBay back in January 2015 for the second paperback Order of the Arrow Handbook published in October 1948. You can tell this is the second version from “Handbook” printed on the cover which was not present in the August 1948 version.

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Clicking on the image will bring you to the3 auction results for the next few weeks.

Bidding started at $ 9.99 and 7 unique bidders drove the price up to $ 100.00.

Prior to 1989 has a code to determine which printing the book is from and the quantity of books printed. This code is normally listed beneath the copy right information. For example, 55M966 would indicate 55,000 thousand copies were printed in September 1966.

Since circa 1996, the easiest way to identify the edition of the handbook is to look for the name of the National Chief on the title page.

Looking to confirm if one more recent OA Handbook was actually issued for 2011 and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for it.

2011 National Chief Jonathan Hillis

Can anyone confirm if they have an OA Handbook with these National Chiefs?

[auction-affiliate]

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State of the Hobby – 1948 Order of the Arrow Handbook

As some of you may know, one of my side collections is Order of the Arrow Handbooks. I maintain an online OAHB checklist of the ones I have and need.

Recently there was an auction on eBay for the first Order of the Arrow Handbook published in August 1948. This was the second auction from the last few months.

1948 OAHB

948 OAHB


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction for the next few months.

Bidding was spirited with 4 unique bidders and two bidders fighting it out at the end. the hammer came down at just under $ 130.00

Prior to 1989 has a code to determine which printing the book is from and the quantity of books printed. This code is normally listed beneath the copy right information. For example, 55M966 would indicate 55,000 thousand copies were printed in September 1966.

Since circa 1996, the easiest way to identify the edition of the handbook is to look for the name of the National Chief on the title page.

Looking to confirm if two more recent OA Handbooks were actually issued for these years and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for them.

2011 National Chief Jonathan Hillis
2014 National Chief Nick Dannemiller

Can anyone confirm if they have an OA Handbook with these National Chiefs?

[auction-affiliate]

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“Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance.” ― Rodney A. Winters

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1948 Order of the Arrow Handbook

As some of you may know, one of my side collections is Order of the Arrow Handbooks. I maintain an online OAHB checklist of the ones I have and need.

Recently there was an auction on eBay for the first Order of the Arrow Handbook published in August 1948.

1948 First OAHB

1948 First OAHB


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction for the next few months.

Bidding was spirited with 11 unique bidders and two bidders fighting it out at the end.

Prior to 1989 has a code to determine which printing the book is from and the quantity of books printed. This code is normally listed beneath the copy right information. For example, 55M966 would indicate 55,000 thousand copies were printed in September 1966.

Since circa 1996, the easiest way to identify the edition of the handbook is to look for the name of the National Chief on the title page.

Looking to confirm if two more recent OA Handbooks were actually issued for these years and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for them.

2011 National Chief Jonathan Hillis
2014 National Chief Nick Dannemiller

Can anyone confirm if they have an OA Handbook with these National Chiefs?

[auction-affiliate]

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“Somehow, even in the worst of times, the tiniest fragments of good survive. It was the grip in which one held those fragments that counted.” ― Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

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Order of the Arrow Handbook Checklist Updated

oahbook2As many of you may know, one of my side collections is Order of the Arrow Handbooks. I maintain an online OAHB checklist of the ones I have and need.

Since circa 1996, the easiest way to identify the edition of the handbook is to look for the name of the National Chief on the title page.

Looking to confirm if two more recent OA Handbooks were actually issued for these years and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for them.

2011 National Chief Jonathan Hillis
2014 National Chief Nick Dannemiller

Can anyone confirm if they have an OA Handbook with these National Chiefs?

[auction-affiliate]

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Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein. Joe Theismann, Former quarterback

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OA Obligation Timeline

Ever wonder how today’s Order of the Arrow Obligation has changed over the years? Or how many times it has changed? The National Order of the Arrow website answers these question.

It is not known when the first WWW Obligation was used. Because it is part of the First Degree/Honor ritual it is believed that it likely was used in some form as early as 1916. The first known version of the Obligation dates to 1921.

OA Obligation
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According to the timeline, there have been 8 versions of the Obligation, you can see the changes here.

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2012 Order of the Arrow Handbook

I recently updated my Order of the Arrow Handbook Checklist. I was spurred to update if due to an acquisition of a couple of my needs. Once of which is pictured below. This is the 2012 Printing of the 2009 Copyright and lists John Rehn as National Chief.

After 1989, there was no indication of the month or printing size. There was usually an indication of the year it was revised or printed. More recently, the easiest identifier is the name/signature of the National Chief printed in the Handbook.

2012 Order of the Arrow Handbook

2012 Order of the Arrow Handbook

Was there a special NOAC Version or insert (like in 2009) ?

Can anyone confirm the particulars and what the defining characteristics would be?

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