The Ceremonies Committee is responsible for conducting lodge ceremonies. The Ceremonies Team performs the Pre-Ordeal, Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil ceremonies at various lodge functions throughout the year. The Ceremonies Team also conducts Call-Out ceremonies during Summer Camp and competes in the Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood competitions at the Section Fellowship every April.
The Ceremonies Team is a great way to learn about the principles of the Order of the Arrow. By learning the lines of each ceremony and performing the ceremonies at functions, members gain a deep meaning of what the OA represents. Members of the Ceremonies Team do not have to be actors or have acting skills. Most of the members of the team are ordinary lodge members without any drama experience.
You do not have to perform a ceremony to be a part of the Ceremonies Committee. The committee has several members who are responsible for setting up the ceremony before it begins. These members are very important to the success of each ceremony. If you wish to learn more about the ceremonies without actually learning a part, then helping set up the ceremonies is the job for you! Many Brothers that set up the ceremonies eventually learn a part as they begin to understand the ceremonies more but it is not required.