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NOAC 2004 Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood Ceremony Evaluation Details

When participating in the Pre-Ordeal or Brotherhood Evaluations, your team will perform in front of a NOAC Staff Evaluator, and an adult from the lodge who will serve as a memory judge. Evaluation sessions will last approximately 45 minutes for the Pre-Ordeal and one hour for the Brotherhood. The team and their adult memory judge will arrive 15 minutes early at the Evaluation Office to receive their venue assignments. They will report to their assigned venue and check-in with their Evaluator. The team will perform the ceremony for the Evaluator and the memory judge. The Evaluator will then make comments and suggestions about the team's performance.

All teams participating are required to have their costumes evaluated either before or after their performance is evaluated, as directed by the Evaluation Office. Teams failing to do so will not be eligible to have their performance evaluated or to receive recognition as an Honor Team.

All teams that fully participate in this process will leave NOAC prepared to inspire candidates with their new knowledge and deepened commitment to the ceremonies.

Audio and videotaping equipment will be permitted in the venue. We encourage you to bring your own audio or videotaping equipment to the Conference so that you can record your team's performance for future review back home. Please safeguard any tapes of your performance as if they were ceremony publications.

Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood Ceremony Evaluation Procedures at NOAC 2004:

  1. Evaluations will take place from 1:00 5:00 pm on Sunday and Monday, August 1 2.
  2. A NOAC Staff Evaluator will oversee each venue and coordinate the entire process from start to finish.
  3. The Evaluator will view the team's performance and deliver the comments and suggestions afterwards.
  4. One adult from the lodge of each team participating will be required to serve as a memory judge. A copy of the script will be provided to the memory judge so that he can make notations and give it to the team.
  5. Teams whose performances are exceptional will be recognized as Honor Teams.
  6. Only Brotherhood and Vigil members will be allowed to view the Brotherhood Evaluations.
  7. There will be a costume evaluation performed by Staff from American Indian Activities. Honor Costume recognition will be available.
  8. Teams must participate in the costume evaluation in order to have their performance evaluated and be eligible to be an Honor Team.
  9. Pre-Ordeal Ceremony: Your team will be expected to perform the entire Pre-Ordeal Ceremony, including the investiture (pages 3 10), in the 2000 printing of the Ceremony for the Ordeal , BSA Number 34993A. Please note that 1999 and earlier printings have incorrect movement diagrams. The most current version of the ceremony is available from the BSA National Supply Division through your council.
  10. Brotherhood Ceremony: Your team will be expected to perform the Brotherhood Ceremony (pages 5 13), in the 2000 printing of the Ceremony for the Brotherhood , BSA Number 34994A. Please note that the Lodge Closing Ceremony will not be performed. The most current version of the ceremony is available from the BSA National Supply Division through your council.

Please also refer to the General Information for Ceremony Evaluations.

 

 

 

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Revised 02/26/04