These publications and resources help lodge leaders to properly conduct Induction. For a full list of all OA publications, visit the publications page.
Ceremony for the Ordeal
The text for the Ceremony for the Ordeal available to download. This file also includes the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony.
Ceremony for the Brotherhood
The text for the Ceremony for the Brotherhood available to download. This file also includes the Guide to Understanding, which allows members of any experience to learn the meaning of the ceremony and its impact on Brotherhood candidates.
Ceremony for the Vigil Honor
The text for the Ceremony for the Vigil Honor available to download. This file also includes additional ways to improve the candidate's experience.
Guide to Inductions
This guide 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.
Guide to Unit Elections
This guide 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 guide is taken from the Guide to Inductions. However, the Guide to Inductions is not made available to non-members because it contains information on the Order’s ceremonies.
Ceremony Medallion Order Form
Ceremonial Medallions can be ordered directly from the National OA Trading Post using the link below.
Handbook for Officers and Advisers
The Handbook for Officers and Advisers reflects the 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.
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.
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.
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 about 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.