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Inductions Portal

Inductions Portal


Inductions in the Order of the Arrow are at the heart of our Brotherhood. The Induction adventure begins with the election of a Scout by the members of their unit, continues with the Ordeal, and ends when an Arrowman becomes a Brotherhood member. The experiences and ceremonies that accompany the Induction process are grounded in the purpose and mission of the Order of the Arrow and are designed to support and enhance the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Inductions Portal is the place to go to find official policies and publications, ceremony texts, ways to become a better ceremonialist, and more! The resources found within the Inductions Portal are designed to help lodges improve the delivery of the Induction experience for every individual.

Featured Inductions News

Polestar: Induction Leadership Training

“It’s easy to forget, in our busy lives, why we give our time and our energy to the OA...and easy...

OA Temporary Camping Requirement Changes

Feedback from our lodge leaders indicates that existing requirements will substantially limit the number of Scouts that will be eligible...

Addition of Ceremonial Medallions

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the Order of the Arrow enacted new policies and guidance regarding the attire worn by ceremonialists...

Induction Guidance to Lodges Under COVID-19 Restrictions (Virtual Inductions)

New guidelines have been issued to provide lodges in areas under COVID-19 restrictions to proceed with induction events....

Increasing Induction of Adult Unit Leaders

We’ve made some key changes to the process by which adults can be selected by the lodge adult selection committee....

Updated Unit Elections Video

This video contains a brief summary of the Order of the Arrow and its programs as well as an explanation...