2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook

I will be updating my Order of the Arrow Handbook Checklist. I recently acquired of one of my needs, the 2019 Printing which again does not indicate a copyright date and lists Matt Parsons as the 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. One of the easiest identifiers is the name/signature of the National Chief printed in the Handbook and most recently the Printing Year which is listed on the back cover.

There is another new cover for this printing, an old time statue of a Scout with arms folded.

2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook

2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook

and the back cover:

2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook back cover

2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook back cover

Looking to confirm if one more recent OA Handbook was actually issued for 2011 and 2016 and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for it.

Order of the Arrow Handbook Copyright 1977, Printed 1979 2/79

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Order of the Arrow Handbook, 2000 Printing, & Flyer on the OA

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Boy Scout Order Of The Arrow Handbook Manual for The Ordeal Book

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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?

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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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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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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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1995 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 1995 Printing of the 1994 Revison.

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 the code, 10M353 which indicates 10,000 copies were printed in March 1953.

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.

1995 Order of the Arrow Handbook

1995 Order of the Arrow Handbook

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1953 Order of the Arrow Handbook

While it has been a while, 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.  The March 1953 Printing of the OAHB had 10,000 copies made.

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 this handbook had the code, 10M353 which indicates 10,000 copies were printed in March 1953.

1953 Order of the Arrow Handbook

1953 Order of the Arrow Handbook

Can anyone confirm the existence of issues for 2010 – Brad Lichota Chief, 2011 Jonathan Hillis Chief and if their was a special 2012 NOAC edition. All would be needs for me.

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