Ceremonies/Ceremony


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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.

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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.

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Protected Page Ceremony Username Password
Purpose of the Founder's Award Video (.mov 49MB) Purpose of the OA Founder's Award Video (.mov 49MB) None None
Guide to Inductions Guide to Inductions None None
Miscellaneous Information
Elangomat Information Elangomat Information, Training & Manuals ordeal The Admonition
OA Guide for Officers and Advisors OA Guide for Officers and Advisors ordeal The Admonition
Complete Guide to Planning and Running an Ordeal Complete Guide to Planning and Running an Ordeal ordeal The Admonition
Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 1) Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 1) ordeal The Admonition
Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 2) Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 2) ordeal The Admonition
Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 3) Lenâpé to English Dictionary (Version 3) ordeal The Admonition
Field Operations Guide 2008 Revision 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 for Ordeal members
(Brotherhood sections omitted)
ordeal The Admonition
The Complete Guide To Inductions - Full Publication The Complete Guide To Inductions - Full Publication brotherhood Have you seen the arrow?
Conducting A Quality Unit Election Movie (.mov 72MB) Conducting A OA Quality Unit Election Movie (.mov 72MB) None None
Electing New Members Unit Elections (.mov 110MB) Electing New OA Members Unit Elections (.mov 110MB) None None
Chapter Election Script Canotka Chapter Election Script None None
Call-Out Ceremony Guidelines Call-Out Ceremony Guidelines (Tap Out) None None
Guidelines for Assisting Scouts with Special Needs (Every Event) Guidelines for Assisting Scouts with Special Needs (Every Event) ordeal The Admonition
Unit Service Encouragement Brotherhood Letter OA Unit Service Encouragement Brotherhood Letter (Sent 4 months after Ordeal) ordeal The Admonition
Sample Letter Announcing OA Unit Elections Sample Letter Announcing OA Unit Elections (.doc Version) ordeal The Admonition
Ordeal Packing Instructions (What to Take on your Ordeal) Ordeal Packing Instructions (What to Take on your Ordeal) ordeal The Admonition
OA Unit Elections Rules and Procedures OA Unit Elections Rules and Procedures ordeal The Admonition
OA Unit Elections Team Checklist OA Unit Elections Team Checklist ordeal The Admonition
OA Unit Election Ceremony Script OA Unit Election Ceremony Script ordeal The Admonition
OA Unit Election Report OA Unit Election Report ordeal The Admonition
OA Unit Elections Evaluation Form OA Unit Elections Evaluation Form ordeal The Admonition
OA Letter to Parents of Candidates 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 OA Ceremonies Evaluator (Judge) Training ordeal The Admonition
Four Winds Ceremony Four Winds Ceremony None None
Staging OA Induction Ceremonies Staging OA Induction Ceremonies ordeal The Admonition
Broken Arrow Ceremony Broken Arrow Ceremony ordeal The Admonition
Symbolism in the Ceremonies Symbolism in the Ceremonies ordeal The Admonition
Story of the Ceremonial Tribe Story of the Ceremonial Tribe ordeal The Admonition
The Four Basic Principles of the Ceremonies The Four Basic Principles of the Ceremonies ordeal The Admonition
Other Ceremony Roles (Torch Bearers, Drummers, Flutists, etc) Other Ceremony Roles (Torch Bearers, Drummers, Flutists, etc) ordeal The Admonition
Ceremony Performance Tips Ceremony Performance Tips ordeal The Admonition
PreOrdeal Ceremony Script Pre-Ordeal Ceremony Script ordeal The Admonition
Ordeal Ceremony Script (1915) Ordeal Ceremony Script (1915) ordeal The Admonition
Ordeal Ceremony Script (Current) Ordeal Ceremony Script (Current) ordeal The Admonition
"Awake My Friends" A Sourcebook for Ceremonial Teams "Awake My Friends" (A Sourcebook for Ceremonial Teams) ordeal The Admonition
Spirit of the Arrow Booklets (1-5) Spirit of the Arrow Booklets (1-5) ordeal The Admonition
Character Sketch for Allowat Sakima Character Sketch for Allowat Sakima ordeal The Admonition
Character Sketch for Kichkinet Character Sketch for Kichkinet ordeal The Admonition
Character Sketch for Meteu Character Sketch for Meteu ordeal The Admonition
Character Sketch for Nutiket Character Sketch for Nutiket ordeal The Admonition
Spirit of the Arrow Booklets (Complete 1-8) Spirit of the Arrow Booklets (Complete 1-8) brotherhood Have you seen the arrow?
Spirit of the Arrow booklets (6-8) Spirit of the Arrow Booklets (6-8) brotherhood Have you seen the arrow?
The Complete Guide to OA Brotherhood Inductions The Complete Guide to OA Brotherhood Inductions brotherhood Have you seen the arrow?
Brotherhood Ceremony Script (1949) Brotherhood Ceremony Script (1949) brotherhood Have you seen the arrow?
Brotherhood Ceremony Script (1993) Brotherhood Ceremony Script (1993) brotherhood Have you seen the arrow?
Brotherhood Ceremony Script (Current) Brotherhood Ceremony Script (Current) brotherhood Have you seen the arrow?
Brotherhood Hike (Trail) Guilines and Instructions Brotherhood Hike (Trail) Guidelines and Instructions brotherhood Have you seen the arrow?
Vigil Ceremony Script Vigil Ceremony Script vigil The watchwords

The following general guidelines apply to all ceremony evaluations:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Lodges can enter as many ceremony teams as they wish in all ceremonies as scheduling permits.
  4. 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.
  5. All ceremonial parts should be fully memorized.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. If you have questions about Evaluations, contact Terry Honan, Lead Adviser for Inductions & Ceremonial Events, by E-mail at honan@aol.com.