Welcome to Momentum Launch
Fellow Arrowmen: it’s the week we’ve all been waiting for. It might not be happening in the place we thought it would or in the mode we expected, but we are gathering together as an Order to celebrate, to learn, to deepen our brotherhood, to serve, and to have fun.
Those who chose you, need you: join us at Momentum Launch. For the first time, our Order’s summer event is free to all. Starting tonight at 8:30 p.m. EDT, join us for our free livestream and wide game activities, and engage with us and other Arrowmen on social media. Registered Delegates also receive a patch, access to the livestream archive and our community platform (Slack), an OA-themed mask, and the opportunity to earn the participation patch. If you're not registered yet, you can register at any point at registration.oa-bsa.org.
It’s been a tough summer: living through a pandemic presents us daily with a set of irksome tasks and weighty responsibilities, and never more has it been so important to preserve our cheerful spirit and to be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others.
This is our time. Those who chose you, need your Momentum. Help us Launch the Order of the Arrow into a new era of service and fellowship where we face the challenges of the future.
Through Momentum Launch, you will develop the skills necessary to lead your lodge into an uncertain future. Each session will help you build the momentum our organization needs to engage virtually, and we have many fun and engaging events that connect you with other Arrowmen as we join in fellowship and brotherhood.
As we look forward to a future marked with uncertainty, each of us must use this event to launch brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service within ourselves and our lodges. Reflect on your experiences as an Arrowman and how you can recreate these same experiences, these same feelings, for our fellow Arrowmen despite the uncertainty of a “new normal.” As the event begins, reflect on how we can launch the future of our Order.
Event-Wide Game and Slack
What’s the event-wide game? The event-wide game is a great way to experience as much of the Momentum Launch event as possible, while earning points and competing with friends. There are badges for all sorts of things, from attending a training or watching the opening show, to running a 5k at home or even sharing a video of you rocking out to your favorite tune. Each of these badges earns you a certain number of points, anywhere from 50 to 600! While anyone can view the badges and requirements to guide their participation in Momentum Launch, only registered delegates will be able to log their progress in NOAERS and receive the participation award. Registered delegates who earn 15,000 points and complete the 8 core requirements listed in the wide game website by 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 9th will receive a special participation patch. Already knocking out requirements while participating for free and want to receive credit? Go to registration.oa-bsa.org to register today.
What about the community platform, Slack? Registered delegates will have the opportunity to interact with one another and the Momentum Launch program on Slack. With channels for each activity and training, as well as special interests and small group conversations, Slack is the hub for fellowship between registered delegates. Lodge leaders can collaborate on common issues. Ceremonialists can share best practices. Delegates can even share their favorite OA memes and patches. Want to join in on the fellowship and interaction? You can still register today!
Delta is a leadership experience that will be broadcast during Momentum Launch from 12:00PM to 1:30 PM EDT on August 6th. Tune in and learn more about how you can change your chapter, lodge, and section for the better. Get the mission plan for Delta here.
Schedule and What to Expect
Momentum Launch starts today, August 4th, and the schedule is packed with great activities over the next few days. Tomorrow, August 5th begins our interactive programs with exciting training opportunities. Training will kick off each morning at 10am EDT. Certain training sessions will focus on lodge officers, running unit elections, opportunities for new members, as well as boosting OA membership. As a reminder, anyone can view the streamed content live on the website or on social media.
Don’t forget to tune in tonight, August 4th, at 8:30pm EDT for our Opening Show to kick start Momentum Launch. You won’t want to miss it! During the next two days, a variety of engaging activities will be offered, ranging from the Chef’d Cookoff to the Onward and Upward Painting Special. You won’t want to miss this! Do you have what it takes to beat fellow Arrowmen from around the country in a competitive game of Kahoot? How about Tried and True Trivia?Don’t forget to tune in to the Finding Momentum sessions featuring Robert Gates, Col. Doug Wheelock, Roger Mosby, Al Lambert, and Rex Tillerson.
Looking for some Momentum merchandise? Check out the online trading post to preorder some Momentum memorabilia that will surely make your patch collection stand out. You can pre-order a limited edition 2020 Momentum patch or the 2020 Momentum patch set, which includes a Momentum Launch patch, a Momentum On-Site Participant patch, a Momentum On-Site Staff patch, and a Momentum back patch. The costs for these items are:
- 2020 Momentum Patch - $7.00
- 2020 Momentum Patch Set - $55.00
Act fast! Preorders will be accepted until August 8, 2020, and the items will not be available for purchase afterward. Included within the price are shipping, taxes, and fees. All orders will be shipped out in September. Get your patches today!