NOAC 2002 Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood Ceremony
When participating in the Pre-Ordeal or Brotherhood Ceremony
evaluation, your team will perform in front of three other teams,
a NOAC Evaluation Coordinator, and two of the participating
lodges ceremonial team advisers. Evaluation sessions will last
approximately four hours. All four teams will arrive at the
beginning of the evaluation period at the designated venue,
check-in with their Evaluation Coordinator, and meet the other
teams. One team will perform the ceremony while the other three
teams, Evaluation Coordinator, and lodge ceremonial advisers
observe and evaluate. There will then be a short break so that
all team members and evaluators have an opportunity to make some
comments and recommendations about the team's performance.
After all four teams have performed, the evaluators and teams
will hold a final evaluation session. We ask all participants to
offer open, honest critiques of each team's performance under
the guidance of the Evaluation Coordinator. 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.
Audio or videotaping equipment will be permitted in the venue.
We encourage you to bring your own audio or videotaping
equipment to the conference so that you can record your
team's performance for future review back home. Please
safeguard any tapes of your performance as if they were
Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood Ceremony
Evaluation Procedures at NOAC 2002:
- A team will sign up for an evaluation period from
1:30 - 5:00 PM.
- Evaluations will take place Sunday and Monday afternoon.
- An Evaluation Coordinator will oversee a venue and
coordinate the entire process from start to finish.
- Three or four teams will be assigned to each venue.
- The Evaluation Coordinator, a memory evaluator, a
technical/movement evaluator and youth members of the
ceremony teams will perform the evaluations.
- A more detailed evaluation will be performed by the
principals not performing for their respective principals,
i.e. Meteus will evaluate Meteu; Nutikets will evaluate Nutiket.
- Two other lodge staff members will participate by
acting as a memory evaluator and a technical (movement) evaluator.
- There will be no scoring; rather, the focus will
be on education and training.
- Only Brotherhood and Vigil members will be allowed
to view the Brotherhood evaluations.
- An evaluation of the characters' costumes will
take place at the venue. This will be coordinated in
conjunction with the American Indian Activities Committee.
- Team must participate in the evaluation process at a
venue for an entire evaluation period (1:30 - 5:00) in order
to receive individual recognition for participation. This
recognition will be an item that may be appropriate for wear
on the costume.
- PRE-ORDEAL CEREMONY - Your team will be expected to
perform the entire Pre-Ordeal Ceremony including the
investing (pages 3 to 10) of the Ceremony for the
BSA Number 34993, 2000 Printing. (The 1999 printing can be
used but please note and correct the following errors in
the 1999 printing:
Diagram 6 on page 7 and 24, change "N" to "M"
and "M" to "N" ;
Diagram 7 on page 8 and 24, change "N" to "A"
and "A" to "M" and "M"
Corrected pages can also be
from the OA web site).
- BROTHERHOOD CEREMONY - Your team will be expected to
perform the entire Brotherhood Ceremony (pages 5 to 15) of
the Ceremony for the Brotherhood, BSA Number 34994,
Please also read the
General Information for all
Ceremony Evaluations, which applies to this event.
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