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Inductions Portal


These publications and resources help lodge leaders to properly conduct inductions. For a full list of all OA publications, visit the publications page.

Ceremony for the Ordeal

The text for the Ceremony for the Ordeal is available to download. This file also includes the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony.

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Ceremony for the Brotherhood

The text for the Ceremony for the Brotherhood is available to download. This file also includes a Guide to Understanding, which allows members of any experience to learn the meaning of the ceremony and its impact on Brotherhood candidates.

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Ceremony for the Vigil Honor

The text for the Ceremony for the Vigil Honor is available to download. This file also includes additional ways to improve the candidates' experience.

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Inductions Handbook

This handbook brings together all aspects of the induction process and provides a suggested structure for the inductions committee to follow. It provides the current policies and is filled with information about the inductions process from the Unit Election, to Call-Out, through the Ordeal, and on to Brotherhood.

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Unit Elections Handbook

This handbook provides information on Order of the Arrow unit elections to both members and non-members. It can be distributed to unit leaders and others who want to know the policies regarding unit elections and how unit elections are conducted. All of the content in this handbook is taken from the Inductions Handbook. However, the Inductions Handbook is not made available to non-members because it contains information on the Order’s ceremonies.

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Ceremony Medallion Order Form

Ceremonial Medallions can be ordered directly from the National OA Trading Post using the link below.

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Handbook for Officers and Advisers

The Handbook for Officers and Advisers contains current policies concerning the organization and administration of the Order of the Arrow lodge, including inductions and ceremonies programs. All chiefs and advisers at the lodge and chapter level should have a copy.

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Vigil Honor Petition

NOTE: This form must be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Includes fields to allow users to fill out and save the document via computer.

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Elections Form Packet

This packet contains three forms that are designed to be reproduced by lodges and distributed for use at unit elections conducted by lodge and chapter unit elections teams. These forms are the Unit Election Report, Unit Election Evaluation Form, and Adult Candidate Nomination Form.

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NOAC Training Materials

At every National Order of the Arrow Conference, the top trainers from around the country share their wealth of knowledge and experience through a series of training sessions. These resources are designed to help improve your lodge's inductions & ceremonies programs, and are available online for your lodge to browse and utilize.

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