To ensure that Scouts and Scouters who may be going through various Order of the Arrow ceremonies in the future do not have their experience lessened or spoiled, some of the material on this web site is protected.
The Order of the Arrow, recognizing the attractiveness of the unknown, utilizes the form of mystery. This shall not be interpreted, however, as justifying the withholding of any information regarding the Order from any person legitimately interested in investigating its nature, purpose, or method. Nothing in the Order shall be interpreted as interfering with any member's religious obligation.
If anyone has questions about this policy, or about the Order of the Arrow, they should contact their local Boy Scout Council or Lodge Adviser.
Usernames and Passwords
Use all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no punctuation
Almost all the ceremonies and ceremony help documents are password protected. Their file locations are also protected. You will need to use the username and the password to enter the file location and you will need the password again to open the documents. Username and passwords are listed below.
|Purpose of the OA Founder's Award Video (.mov 49MB)||None||None|
|Guide to Inductions||None||None|
|Elangomat Information, Training & Manuals||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Guide for Officers and Advisors||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Complete Guide to Planning and Running an Ordeal||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 1)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 2)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 3)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Field Operations Guide 2008 Revision||ordeal||The Admonition|
Order of the Arrow (OA) Unit Elections, Inductions, Ceremonies, Guidelines & Instructions
|The Complete Guide To Inductions for Ordeal members
(Brotherhood sections omitted)
|The Complete Guide To Inductions - Full Publication||brotherhood||Have you seen the arrow?|
|Conducting A OA Quality Unit Election Movie (.mov 72MB)||None||None|
|Electing New OA Members Unit Elections (.mov 110MB)||None||None|
|Canotka Chapter Election Script||None||None|
|Call-Out Ceremony Guidelines (Tap Out)||None||None|
|Guidelines for Assisting Scouts with Special Needs (Every Event)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Unit Service Encouragement Brotherhood Letter (Sent 4 months after Ordeal)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Sample Letter Announcing OA Unit Elections (.doc Version)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Ordeal Packing Instructions (What to Take on your Ordeal)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Unit Elections Rules and Procedures||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Unit Elections Team Checklist||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Unit Election Ceremony Script||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Unit Election Report||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Unit Elections Evaluation Form||ordeal||The Admonition|
|OA Letter to Parents of Candidates (.doc Version)||ordeal||The Admonition|
Order of the Arrow (OA) Ceremony Information, Scripts & Guides
|OA Ceremonies Evaluator (Judge) Training||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Four Winds Ceremony||None||None|
|Staging OA Induction Ceremonies||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Broken Arrow Ceremony||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Symbolism in the Ceremonies||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Story of the Ceremonial Tribe||ordeal||The Admonition|
|The Four Basic Principles of the Ceremonies||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Other Ceremony Roles (Torch Bearers, Drummers, Flutists, etc)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Ceremony Performance Tips||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Pre-Ordeal Ceremony Script||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Ordeal Ceremony Script (1915)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Ordeal Ceremony Script (Current)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|"Awake My Friends" (A Sourcebook for Ceremonial Teams)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Spirit of the Arrow Booklets (1-5)||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Character Sketch for Allowat Sakima||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Character Sketch for Kichkinet||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Character Sketch for Meteu||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Character Sketch for Nutiket||ordeal||The Admonition|
|Spirit of the Arrow Booklets (Complete 1-8)||brotherhood||Have you seen the arrow?|
|Spirit of the Arrow Booklets (6-8)||brotherhood||Have you seen the arrow?|
|The Complete Guide to OA Brotherhood Inductions||brotherhood||Have you seen the arrow?|
|Brotherhood Ceremony Script (1949)||brotherhood||Have you seen the arrow?|
|Brotherhood Ceremony Script (1993)||brotherhood||Have you seen the arrow?|
|Brotherhood Ceremony Script (Current)||brotherhood||Have you seen the arrow?|
|Brotherhood Hike (Trail) Guidelines and Instructions||brotherhood||Have you seen the arrow?|
|Vigil Ceremony Script||vigil||The watchwords|
The following general guidelines apply to all ceremony evaluations:
- All ceremony team members must be from the same lodge. Ceremonialists may perform with only one team per ceremony category; however, they may perform in more than one category (i.e. a ceremonialist may perform on a Call-Out and Pre-Ordeal team, but may not perform on two Pre-Ordeal teams).
- All participants MUST be under 21 years of age on July 27, 2002 and be a member of the lodge entering the Ceremony Team Evaluation.
- Lodges can enter as many ceremony teams as they wish in all ceremonies as scheduling permits.
- In accordance with the policies of the National Order of the Arrow Committee, the use of face and body paint is prohibited at all Ceremony Team Evaluations. The use of face or body skin coloring, or wigs in simulation of ethnic traits is also not acceptable.
- All ceremonial parts should be fully memorized.
- All participants must wear appropriate American Indian style dress. The American Indian Activities staff will assist teams by critiquing the appropriateness of their outfits during the evaluation session. Dress will be evaluated as a part of the performance evaluation. Teams are reminded not to show any disrespect, carelessness, or gross inappropriateness in American Indian dress.
- Ceremonial teams will be required to provide whatever props they need to make their ceremony performance as realistic as possible. Extra people may be used to enhance a performance, such as: drummers, candidates, elangomats, etc. The staff will provide markers to indicate the locations of the central fire and fire pots in the performance area. A heavy burden will be provided for the Brotherhood ceremony. No other props or materials will be provided.
- If you have questions about Evaluations, contact Terry Honan, Lead Adviser for Inductions & Ceremonial Events, by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.