Ceremonies

 

 

Request a Ceremony

Kanwa tho Lodge is happy to perform ceremonies for Cub Scout crossovers, Eagle Scout courts of honor, and other events. See below for a list of available options and to take a look at the official scripts that would be used.
 

CLICK HERE to request a ceremony for your event. (You will be taken to a Google Forms survey.)

 
Cub Scout Crossover Ceremony: For Cub Scouts crossing over to Boy Scouting. View Script
 
Arrow of Light Ceremony: For Arrow of Light Scouts graduating at the end of their adventure in Cub Scouting. View Script
 
Eagle Scout Court of Honor: To honor new Eagle Scout Arrowmen who have contributed greatly to the lodge. The ceremonies team may also be able to perform a script of your choosing, too--please contact the ceremonies team to discuss options. View Script
 
Broken Arrow Ceremony: Used to commemorate an Arrowman who has passed away. View Script
 
OA Call-out Ceremony: While not currently available, the Kanwa tho Lodge ceremonies team is working to put together a call-out ceremony for Scouts who have been elected or selected for induction in the Order of the Arrow. This ceremony could be used at council or district camporees for the public recognition of those Scouts and Scouters who have been chosen to become Order of the Arrow members.
 

Special Note from the National OA Lodge:

 
"The National Order of the Arrow Committee, after months of collaborative work with ceremonialists and lodge leadership representatives, announces the following policy change. This policy change will apply to ALL Order of the Arrow lodges and chapters.
 
We know that lodges and chapters are frequently asked to perform Arrow of Light and crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs, which is an appropriate service in support of our packs. That said, we have had many complaints surrounding these ceremonies from various American Indian tribes due to the manner in which they are conducted as well as the inconsistent nature in which they are performed.
 
Beginning January 1, 2019, lodges and chapters that are asked to conduct Arrow of Light or crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs will only be permitted to conduct them using the new approved official ceremonies which can be found in the OA Inductions Portal. These ceremonies are to be conducted in a Scout uniform and are no longer permitted to be done in American Indian regalia."
 

Join the Kanwa tho Ceremonies Team

The ceremonies team is always looking for more Arrowmen to assist on the team. Each induction weekend needs a large group of Arrowmen to perform ceremonies and to complete other tasks, like getting the ceremonies site ready, building fires, and moving equipment.
 
If you are interested in joining or learning more about OA ceremonies, please contact the ceremonies team at KanwathoCeremonies@gmail.com.