The ceremonies communicate the meaning of the Order to the candidates in a unique way. The importance of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service were displayed in the first ceremony on Treasure Island in 1915. The ceremonies have changed throughout the Order’s history but the focus has always been to inspire members to lead lives of cheerful service.
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.
Purpose of the Ceremonies Committee:
An updated “Guide to Ceremonies” will be completed later in 2022.
To ensure that Scouts and Scouters who may be going through various Order of the Arrow ceremonies in the future do not have their experience lessened or spoiled, some of the material on this web site is protected.
The Order of the Arrow, recognizing the attractiveness of the unknown, utilizes the form of mystery. This shall not be interpreted, however, as justifying the withholding of any information regarding the Order from any person legitimately interested in investigating its nature, purpose, or method. Nothing in the Order shall be interpreted as interfering with any member’s religious obligation.
If anyone has questions about this policy, or about the Order of the Arrow, they should contact Ceremonies@nentico.org
Official OA Ceremonies
All Approved OA Ceremonies can be found at
Nentico Lodge Approved Ceremonies
The Cub Scout ceremonies are nationally approved ceremonies that are to be performed by Scouts wearing the Scout uniform. These ceremonies may be frely used by any Scouts BSA troop or representative, district or council. If an Order of the Arrow lodge, chapter, or ceremony team is invited to perform, these ceremonies are the only ones authorized to be used.
Webelos to Scouts BSA & Arrow of Light Ceremonies
OA Cub Crossover Arrow of Light Ceremony – This ceremony is not password protected.