1998 NOAC Training Syllabus
Each Arrowman who attended the 1998 NOAC had the opportunity to attend a comprehensive three-day training program. Available sessions included Leadership, Program, and Adminstrative topics, Inductions and Ceremonial Events, TOAP, and American Indian Activitites. Each Arrowman had the ability to enroll in the sessions and workshops that met his or her interests.
To provide additional resources for lodge, section, and other OA training, copies of the syllabus prepared for many of the sessions are made available on this web page.
Please note that this material is provided as a resource. It is not to be construed as setting Order of the Arrow policy. Order of the Arrow policy is established by the National OA Committee, and set forth in official OA publications, such as The Order of the Arrow Handbook, the Guide for Officers and Advisers, Operations Updates, the National Bulletin, and so forth. If any material presented in this syllabus appears to be in conflict with such documents, it should be changed to conform to the policy given in the official publications.
Generally Available Topics
The syllabus for each topic in this section can be downloaded by clicking on the individual session title. The downloaded files will be in MS Word format.
If you would rather download all the sessions in one file, go here.
L12 THE WWW ON THE WWW.COM (NOVICE)
L13 WWW ON THE WWW.COM (ADVANCED)
L14 CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE
L15 SHOWS AND SHOWMANSHIP
L16 OA ADMINISTRATION
L18 THAT EXTRA SOMETHING!
L19 CREATING A SUPER TROOP: PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS
L20 ROAD TO SUCCESS
L21 YOUTH TO ADULT TRANSITION
L22 FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUCCESSFUL LODGE EVENTS
L23 SERVICE TO AMERICA
L24 OA: OUTDOOR ARROWMAN
L25 LODGE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
L26 OA-PR (LODGE BEAUTY TIPS)
L27 TOOL TIME FOR CHAPTERS
L28 THE ULTIMATE INDUCTION:
L29 ASPIRIN, BAND-AIDS AND THE OA:
L30 OA HELPING TROOPS
L31 PANNING FOR GOLD -- DISCOVERING YOUR RESOURCES
L32 THE SUPER SECTION: UP, UP, AND AWAY!
L33 LODGE NEWSLETTERS FOR THE I.T. (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) GENERATION
L34 TAMING THE MEGA-LODGE
L35 MASTERING THE MINI-LODGE
L36 WW WHAT?
L37 RECRUITING AND TRAINING ADVISERS
L38 PUBLICATIONS MARATHON
Sessions C53, and C56-C62 are safeguarded for members only, see below.
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 their local Boy Scout Council or Lodge Adviser.
Ordeal Honor Safeguarded Topics
The syllabus for the following topics are available to those who are already members of the Order of Arrow. After you select the link below, you will be prompted for a user name and password. Please enter a user name of ordeal . (Use all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no puncuation). The password is the Admonition of the Order (again, in all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no puncuation.) If you do not know the Admonition, ask another member, a member of the Ordeal Ceremony team, or your Lodge or Chapter Adviser.
L17 BUILDING BLOCKS OF BROTHERHOOD
L28 THE ULTIMATE INDUCTION:
L36 WW WHAT?
C53: AN EFFECTIVE ELANGOMAT SYSTEM
Session C54 is listed above as a generally available topic.
C56: HOW TO LEARN A CEREMONY PART
C58: HOW TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE ORDEAL
C59: UNDERSTANDING THE ORDEAL
C61: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF YOUR CEREMONY TEAM
C62: ADVANCED PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES
Brotherhood Honor Safeguarded Topics
The syllabus for the following topics are available to those who are Brotherhood or Vigil members of the Order of Arrow. After you select the link below, you will be prompted for a user name and password. Please enter a user name of brotherhood . (Use all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no puncuation). The password is the answer to Allowat's Question in the Brotherhood Ceremony (again, in all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no puncuation). If you do not know the answer, ask another Brotherhood or Vigil member, a member of the Brotherhood Ceremony team, or your Lodge or Chapter Adviser.
C60: JOURNEY TO BROTHERHOOD
The syllabus some of the training sessions provided at the 1998 NOAC are not available online. This includes the workshop sessions (W39-W52, W64), the TOAP sessions (T65-T66), the American Indian Sessions (A70-A91), and a few other sessions (shown below).
In most cases, this is because the session was a hands on workshop or a discussion group without a formal syllabus. In other cases, it may be due to the nature of the topic covered, or problems getting the material.
The following Leadership/Program/Administrative sessions and Inductions and Ceremonial Events sessions are not available:
Single file containing all generally available topics
If you wish to download the entire set of generally available
training syllabus in one file, you can do so:
This single file is a ZIP archive, containing all the individual files listed above. Each of the individual files in the archive is in MS Word format.
The set of Safeguarded syllabus is not included in this ZIP archive. It can be found on the appropriate protected pages. See the explanation above.
If you would rather download selected sessions individually, go here.
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