The 2000 NOAC Inductions and Ceremonial Events Committee has
established the rules and procedures for the 2000 NOAC
Ceremony Team Evaluation. Please read the information in these
pages very carefully! EVERY LODGE IS EXPECTED TO ENTER AT
LEAST ONE TEAM IN THE CALL-OUT, PRE-ORDEAL, ORDEAL, BROTHERHOOD,
AND/OR VIGIL HONOR CEREMONY EVALUATION! This will be an
outstanding opportunity to improve your lodge's ceremonies.
Each team will have an opportunity to see and hear others in
action and to share performance techniques with other
ceremonialists. Trained NOAC staff evaluators will lead
evaluation sessions with all teams. Each team will receive
written comments, their final rating, and recognition
immediately after their evaluation.
SCHEDULE OF CEREMONIES
Ceremony team evaluations will be scheduled on Sunday,
Monday, and Tuesday, from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm each day.
CALL-OUT CEREMONY -
Your team will be expected to perform a call-out
ceremony that upholds the principles set forth
in the Guide for Officers and Advisers
(page 27-28 of the 1999 Revision, BSA Number 34997A).
Please provide the evaluation team with two (2) copies
of your script.
PRE-ORDEAL CEREMONY - Your team will be expected to
perform the entire Pre-Ordeal Ceremony including
the investing (pages 3 to 10, Ceremony for the Ordeal,
BSA Number 34993, 1999 Printing).
ORDEAL CEREMONY - Your team will be expected to
perform the entire Ordeal Ceremony (pages 11 to 20,
Ceremony for the Ordeal,
BSA Number 34993, 1999 Printing)
BROTHERHOOD CEREMONY - Your team will be expected
to perform the entire Brotherhood Ceremony (pages 5 to 15,
Ceremony for the Brotherhood,
BSA Number 34994, 1999 Printing).
VIGIL HONOR CEREMONY - The Pre-Vigil (pages 6 to 7,
Chief only, Ceremony for the Vigil Honor,
BSA Number 34043, 1999 Printing) will
be evaluated. Peer evaluation will be
used for the Vigil Honor Ceremony.
When entering the Pre-Ordeal, Ordeal, or Brotherhood Ceremony
evaluation, your team will perform in front of two other
teams and the NOAC evaluators. Evaluation sessions will
last approximately three hours. All three teams will
arrive at the same time at the designated site, check-in
with their evaluators, and meet the other teams. One team
will perform the ceremony while the other two teams
observe. Then there will be a break so that all team
members and evaluators have an opportunity to make some
written notes about each team's performance.
We encourage you to bring your own audio or videotaping
equipment to the conference so you can tape your team's
performance. You can also audio tape the evaluation
discussion if you desire. This will allow you to bring
the information back home with you.
After all three teams have performed the evaluators and
teams hold an evaluation session. We will ask all
participants to offer open, honest critiques of
each team's performance under the guidance of the
evaluators. This is the most valuable part of the
process. All teams that fully participate in this
process will leave NOAC prepared to inspire candidates
with their newly learned knowledge and deepened
commitment to ceremonies.
The evaluators will announce their decisions immediately
after the evaluation period. Medallists will know
their final score immediately and earned medals will
be presented. All teams will receive written comments
at the end of the session.
Your team's score will not depend on the performance
of any other team. We urge you to read the
carefully and let it be your guide in preparing for the
2000 NOAC Ceremony Team Evaluations.
Each Vigil Honor venue will choose the medallists
based on peer evaluation under the guidance of NOAC
The Call-Out evaluations will be run by NOAC
staff evaluators in a similar manner to the Pre-Ordeal,
Ordeal, and Brotherhood.
On Founder's Day (Wednesday, August 2, 2000), selected
medallists will have an opportunity to perform in a
National Showcase so that all NOAC participants can
watch some of the truly outstanding ceremonies. Finally,
the medallist teams may be recognized on stage
at a show.
The Induction and Ceremonial Events Committee members
sincerely hope that all lodges will support and
participate in the 2000 NOAC Ceremony Team Evaluation.
More importantly, Arrowmen who come from lodges that
need improvement with their ceremonies will get help from
more experienced ceremonial teams and evaluators. This will
help all lodges improve their ceremonies. Good luck. We
hope to see your team performing at the conference!
Inductions & Ceremonial Events Committee
Invitation Letter From the CVC
Ceremony Evaluation Details
Ceremony Evaluation Guidelines
Ceremony Evaluation Criteria
Ceremony Evaluation Definitions