Learning to Live the Epic (ICE)

Read into the “epics” of the Order of the Arrow and learn how to practice, rehearse, and become one with the ceremony. This foundational ceremonies training will help participants increase the quality of the ceremonies in their lodge and their performance in evaluations. Participants are encouraged to register and attend all three sessions of this training.

Learning to Take the Stage

Similar to Native American lore in the OA, theatre was an important aspect of ancient Greek culture. This seminar style course will teach participants about the basics OA ceremonial culture including regalia and drumming.

Building your Olympic Team

The Olympics are the pinnacle of competition for athletics, including several team sports. Participants will learn how to build a winning team strong enough to win medals and carry their lodge to victory.

Making Your Events Like Mt. Olympus

Mt. Olympus was the highest mountain in Greece and home of the gods. Inaccessible by man, the dwelling of the gods became the most sought after location in all of Greece. Participants will learn how to plan, promote, and execute memorable events to rival Mt. Olympus.

Learning the Odyssey of the OA

The Odyssey is one of the most famous pieces of Greek literature detailing the history of great figures in Greek history. Participants in this session will learn everything from the history and basics of the order to obscure facts they may have never know about the OA.

Learning to Live the Epic (ICE)
Pre-Ordeal Ceremony

The Pre-Ordeal ceremony evaluation is open to ceremonies teams, evaluators, and anyone who would like to watch the ceremonial teams display their best.

Becoming a Legendary Leader
The Power of Pericles

Pericles was a legendary statesman, orator, and general in ancient Athens. His leadership is often credited with ushering in a golden age in for the city. Participants in this session will learn leadership styles and actionable tips from 2018 Central Region Chief Will Coots to help them become legendary leaders in their lodge.

Becoming a Greek Philosopher

Greek philosophers were the great thought leaders and visionaries of their day. Participants will learn about the vision for the OA and how to create, cultivate, and turn their personal visions into a reality.

Speaking like a Greek Statesman

Greeks often gathered in the Agora in Athens to listen to famous orators deliver perfectly crafted speeches to promote their cause. Participants in this session will learn how to transform their OA Troop Representatives into great orators to promote the OA in their troop.

Making an Impact

Not everyone was born into an aristocratic family in ancient Greece but everyone had the opportunity influence the public. There is more to the Order of the Arrow than being a participant. Learn how to make an impact in your lodge even without a position!

Xenia: The Greek Elangomat

Much like an elangomat, Xenia is the Greek concept of hospitality, generosity, and courtesy shown to those who are far from home. Participants will learn how to adapt this Greek concept to help elangomats take care of their candidates.

Learning to Live the Epic (ICE)
Brotherhood Ceremony Evaluation

The Brotherhood ceremony evaluation is open to ceremonies teams, evaluators, and anyone who would like to watch the ceremonial teams display their best. Participants must be Brotherhood or Vigil.

Greek Design

The ancient Greeks had a keen eye for beautiful design and the arts. Participants will learn how to conceptualize and design lodge flaps to make their next patch a work of art.

Delegating like the King of The Gods

Zeus was the ruler of the Greek gods but even he was not able to do it all on his own. Participants will learn how to delegate responsibility so they can focus on bigger things and allow others to grow by taking on new challenges.

Becoming the Messenger of the Gods

Hermes, the messenger of the gods, mastered the art of delivering messages to others. Participants will learn how to effectively communicate with members and draft communication plans to keep their members informed and engaged.

Embracing Your Culture

Each Greek city-state had a unique culture that bound citizens together under a common identity. Similarly, each lodge has a distinct culture that helps members identify with more than just a common name. Participants will learn how to embrace and develop their lodge culture and traditions to strengthen their bonds of brotherhood as they continue their journey.

Constructing Great Architecture

The great Greek city-state of Athens was known for beautiful architecture and strong fortifications. Participants will learn how to make lodge service projects meaningful for the members involved, impactful for the council/community, and long-lasting to be enjoyed for years to come.