The Order of the Arrow utilizes three nationally standardized ceremonies for Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil Honor memberships using themes, stories, and symbols centered on American Indian traditions as interpreted by the Order of the Arrow. The ceremonies utilize symbolic settings, rites, and characters to convey various Scouting ideals to participants. This team is responsible for performing these ceremonies at Lodge functions including Ordeals and Lodge Banquet. We aslo compete at Section and National contests.
Our team is occasionally asked to assist local Cub Scout and Boy Scout units with special ceremonies including Arrow of Light ceremonies for the Cub Scouts and Eagle Scout ceremonies for Boy Scouts.
In 2009, the Ceremonies Team won at the national level at the National Order of the Arrow Conference. Lenny S., a Vigil member of our lodge won Best in the Nation with our current chief Jon Y. taking second place.
Ceremonies Team practices are held every other Saturday at 11 am at the South Florida Council office.
For more information, contact the Ceremonies Team Chairman