In just a few short weeks the first National Induction weekend will take place; the virtual event branded as Momentum: Spark on November 6th and 7th will provide an opportunity for Scouts from across the country to be inducted and meet fellow Arrowmen from different lodges and even from different regions. There will also be opportunities for current members to receive high quality inductions and activation training, and welcome these new members on Saturday evening.
As the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine rolls into its seventh month, the question on every lodge's plate is how to operate during these unprecedented times. One of the biggest concerns, coming off of the call to action released during Thrive and continuation with ACT, being lodge inductions and growth.
A major focus of our Reemerging from COVID-19 initiatives centers on membership. Our priority has been to concentrate on ensuring elections are conducted and inductions are completed. This effort will continue, but it only addresses the new member side of the membership equation. The greater opportunity and challenge we face is in ensuring we retain the members we already have inducted. This becomes critically important as we approach the end of the calendar year.
In August, the Order of the Arrow came together for Momentum: Launch, the Order’s largest ever virtual event. As we continue to navigate an uncertain and increasingly virtual world, the Order of the Arrow is excited to announce Momentum: Spark, the OA’s first-ever national inductions weekend!