In August, the Order of the Arrow came together for Momentum: Launch, the Order’s largest ever virtual event. As we continue to navigate an uncertain and increasingly virtual world, the Order of the Arrow is excited to announce Momentum: Spark, the OA’s first-ever national inductions weekend!
What is Momentum: Spark?
Momentum: Spark is a national inductions weekend taking place virtually, November 6th-7th. The event will involve lodges hosting their virtual inductions weekend in tandem with national programming, as well as opportunities for training and activities for current members.
For candidates going through their induction during Momentum: Spark, lodges will administer the four tests of the Ordeal while Momentum: Spark will provide the ceremonies content.
For current members, there will be inductions and activation focused training and activities during the day Saturday. Then, on Saturday evening, new and current members will come together for an evening of fun and fellowship while participating in activities similar to those at Momentum: Launch as we welcome these new brothers to our Order.
How can I participate in Momentum: Spark?
Candidates of lodges who choose to induct members during this event, will undergo the four tests of the ordeal with their elangomats at the lodge level while Momentum: Spark will provide the ceremonies content. For current members, there will be inductions and activation focused training and activities during the day on Saturday. Then, on Saturday evening, new and current members will come together for an evening of fun and fellowship while participating in activities similar to those at Momentum: Launch, as we welcome these new brothers to our Order.
Any Arrowman can view the live stream of Momentum: Spark for free but they must register as a basic delegate to do so. There is no cost to registering as a basic delegate and basic delegates only have access to view the live stream of Momentum: Spark.
Premium delegates, for a fee of $15, will be able to experience much more, similar to the registered delegate opportunity for Momentum: Launch, including:
- A mailed patch.
- Access to an archive of streamed content from Momentum: Spark.
- A chance to participate in the event-wide game.
- Access to Slack, the event community’s platform.
- Additional opportunities for engagement and interaction.
Whether you intend to participate as a basic or premium delegate, be sure to go to momentum.oa-bsa.org to learn more and register today!
Additionally, we encourage you to reach out to your lodges to find out if they will be holding a virtual induction event as part of Momentum: Spark. If your lodge is holding a virtual induction event, be sure to promote the event to candidates in your chapter and unit (troop, crew, ship) and volunteer to support candidates by serving as an elangomat or in some other role.
Why should I attend?
Momentum: Spark will be a fun-filled and informative event with top-tier training on inductions and membership activation as well as informative panels and contests. Additionally, the event will be a great way to welcome new members into our Order who, amid uncertain times, may have been waiting months for this special moment. The Saturday evening programming will feature some of people’s favorite activities from Momentum: Launch with a few new and exciting additions. For these reasons and more, you won’t want to miss the fellowship and excitement of the OA’s first-ever national induction weekend!
Where can I get more information?
Learn more and register today at momentum.oa-bsa.org!