Postponed to 2022

If you desire to have a better understanding and gain further knowledge of our Order’s Induction process; then this weekend is for you. We will take deep dives into all aspects of the Induction with an increased focus on our Order’s ceremonies. Relationships are built on first impressions. The Induction and the Ceremonies are undoubtedly many scouts’ first impression of the Order of the Arrow. And having a positive Induction experience is something every Arrowman deserves- and it is our obligation to afford them this opportunity. Therefore, the importance of a strong Induction and Ceremonies presence in a lodge cannot be underestimated.
To support this SR-7A is proud to present its fifth-annual Induction & Ceremonies Summit; continuing the successful tradition of our Ceremonies Weekend. Whether you are a Lodge or Chapter leader, you’re a Ceremonialist or an Adviser/Coach who desires to improve upon your ceremonial knowledge and skill; you’re Lodges Inductions Chairman, or the Inductions Adviser who wants to better understand the Order’s Induction Process; Elangomat, Unit Election team member, or a Nimat (all of us Arrowmen), this event is planned with you in mind. You will have the opportunity to interact with some outstanding National and Section trainers who will help prepare you to return to your Lodge and deliver the gift of the Admonition to your Lodge’s candidates and brothers. Inductions and ceremonies Summit is a section-wide training and fellowship event to be held in early 2022 at the Cub Adventure Camp on the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation in Maiden’s Virginia- just west of Richmond.

During the Summit, all participants will be inspired and trained on the following regarding the Induction:

  • How the OA supports the goals of Scouting and how the OA can strengthen youth scouts and their units
  • Explain the “how and why” the Induction is designed to be a positive experience for Arrowmen; and when successfully implemented it will be life-changing
  • Share tools, resources, and best-practices that can be used to improve your lodge’s Induction; and provide an excellent experience to all Arrowmen in your lodge and ultimately to Scouts in each unit
  • The significant role that adult leaders must play in inspiring and advising Arrowmen
Those interested in Inductions will be taken through a complete simulated Inductions experience including an Ordeal which will include a service project. However, unlike when you undertook your Ordeal some elements will not be duplicated. You, like all attendees will be housed in a cabin and will enjoy meals prepared in the dining hall.
Those interested in Ceremonies will have opportunities to train and fellowship; and then present your team’s ceremony for SR-7A evaluation this weekend, thus freeing up ceremonialists to experience more of Conclave!
This event will help improve your lodge’s Induction and Ceremonies, giving your lodge’s candidates and brothers the best possible experience at every level; consequently helping deliver the gift of the Admonition.
All attendees will be housed in cabins and will enjoy meals prepared and served in the dining hall.

For more information, email ics@sr7a.org

Please remember to complete a BSA medical form and bring it with you!