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Polestar: Induction Leadership Training

Polestar: Inductions Leadership Training

When we started the Order of the Arrow, we stressed the fact that the Order was directed particularly at the individual Arrowman. We (must) make every effort in the induction, by creating such quality as to grasp a Scout’s imagination and make their life different.

- E. Urner Goodman


The OA membership journey, called the Induction, begins at the Unit election and culminates in the Brotherhood ceremony. Polestar: Induction Leadership Training clarifies the true service the OA provides to Scouting and how the Induction achieves this purpose. Polestar builds excellence in execution of the Induction, helping lodge leaders to improve membership activation and retention.

Polestar: Induction Leadership Training consists of an engaging two-hour video presentation, coupled with locally-facilitated group discussions and workshops through the Participant Workbook. While the training can be taken at any time by individuals online, the ideal format is small group sessions at lodge or section events. Polestar should be experienced by all youth and adults who lead the essential activities of the OA locally–as well as any members who wish to learn more about how (and why) the OA functions. The intended audience includes lodge and chapter advisers, lodge and chapter officers, and other key youth and adult.

For any questions or concerns, please contact @email.

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The Polestar: Induction Leadership Training Presentation

The following resources should be used along with the above video.

  • The Participant Workbook features chapter objectives, discussion questions, workshops, and more.
  • The Presentation Script contains the entire script for the Polestar: Induction Leadership Training presentation.

Facilitator Information

Polestar: Induction Leadership Training is best offered at an in-person lodge or section event, led by trained Polestar facilitators. For more information on training, please contact @email.

The Facilitator Guidebook contains everything a facilitator needs to be effective in hosting a Polestar training event: deployment options, discussion and workshop best practices, and guidance through the presentation and Participant Workbook.

If the location of a Polestar training event does not have quality wifi to use the embedded video above, the presentation video is available for download (divided into three files for ease of download and use). Note at the links below, you can choose the file quality and size you wish to download.

Part 1 (Opening, Chapters 1-4)

Part 2 (Chapters 5-8)

Part 3 (Chapters 9-10, Closing)