Order of the Arrow Ceremonies Resources

Below you can find scripts, demonstrations, and additional resources for all of the Order of the Arrow ceremonies. Click a section title to expand or collapse it.

For questions or concerns regarding this page or its content, please click here to contact the webmaster. For questions about the ceremonies or ceremony resources, please contact your chapter or lodge Ceremonies Adviser.


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 you have any questions about this policy, or about the Order of the Arrow, contact your local Boy Scout council or lodge adviser.

Ordeal Safeguarded Material

Some material on this site is only available to those who are already members of the Order of Arrow. For material secured with an Ordeal safeguard, the password is the Admonition of the Order (in all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no punctuation). If you do not know the Admonition, ask another member, a member of the Ordeal Ceremony team, or your lodge or chapter adviser.

Brotherhood Safeguarded Material

Some material on this web site is only available to those who are Brotherhood or Vigil members of the Order of the Arrow. For material secured with a Brotherhood safeguard, the password is the answer to Allowat's Question in the Brotherhood Ceremony (in all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no punctuation). 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.

Vigil Honor Safeguarded Material

Some material on this web site is only available to those who are Vigil members of the Order of the Arrow. For material secured with a Vigil safeguard, the password is the watchwords of the Vigil (in all lower case letters, no spaces, no quotes, no punctuation). If you do not know the watchwords, ask another Vigil member, a member of the Vigil Ceremony team, or your lodge or chapter adviser.


Click here to view and download the PreOrdeal Script

The following demonstration video shows the positioning and movements of the characters. It may not be word-perfect.

Need help with the password? Check our Safeguarding Ceremonies Materials section for instructions.

Additional ceremonies resources can be found on the National OA Inductions Portal.


Click here to view and download the Ordeal Script

The following demonstration video shows the positioning and movements of the characters. It may not be word-perfect.

Need help with the password? Check our Safeguarding Ceremonies Materials section for instructions.

Additional ceremonies resources can be found on the National OA Inductions Portal.


Click here to view and download the Brotherhood Script

The following demonstration video shows the positioning and movements of the characters. It may not be word-perfect.

Need help with the password? Check our Safeguarding Ceremonies Materials section for instructions.

Additional ceremonies resources can be found on the National OA Inductions Portal.


Click here to view and download the Vigil Script

Need help with the password? Check our Safeguarding Ceremonies Materials section for instructions.

Additional ceremonies resources can be found on the National OA Inductions Portal.