Lodge Resources

Momentum: Spark is the second national event within the Momentum series, focusing on Inductions. Lodges will host their own virtual inductions in tandem with national programming while current members attend training and activities. We encourage you and your lodge to join Arrowmen from across the nation for this unique virtual event taking place on November 6th-7th, 2020.

In addition to candidates and elangomats (who will be registered for the induction by their lodge), current members can view the live stream of the event for free by registering as a basic delegate. 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.

To assist lodges in promoting Momentum: Spark, we have created this promotions toolkit for your use.

Table of Contents

Please contact momentum-support@oa-bsa.org with any questions.  Thank you for your support in delivering a memorable Momentum: Spark experience!

Social Media

The toolkit contains 5 social media posts for use on your lodge accounts. 3 of the posts are targeted at potential candidates and 2 are targeted at current members. Please link to your lodge’s website or another resource where candidates can register for their Ordeal. Each caption can be used with other graphics and the captions may be edited as your lodge sees fit. When posting about Momentum: Spark, be sure to use the #OASpark hashtag.

Candidate Targeted Posts

Member Targeted Posts

eNews

The toolkit contains 4 email templates. Two of these templates are for current lodge members, and two are for potential candidates for induction. These templates are intended to be used sequentially, so that the first email would be sent approximately 1-2 weeks before the second email to each respective audience. The emails to lodge members can be added to an existing e-newsletter or sent as a standalone email.

Optional graphics are included for use with the e-news templates. Graphics 1.1 and 1.2 should be used when communicating with current lodge members and graphics 2.1 and 2.2 should be used when communicating with candidates.

Current members registering as basic or premium delegates will register through NOAERS and should be directed to momentum.oa-bsa.org. Candidates and elangomats will register through the lodge and lodge leaders will need to edit these templates to include information specific to your lodge’s induction and registration.

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Dear [insert lodge name] members,

In order to continue building and maintaining our Order’s Momentum, the Order of the Arrow will be hosting a national inductions event, Momentum: Spark, on November 6th-7th. Momentum: Spark will include the opportunity for candidates from across the country to complete their induction, while current members participate in inductions and activation training. Then, on Saturday evening, the newly inducted members will come together with current members for an evening of fellowship and fun activities, some of which will be similar to what delegates experienced at Momentum Launch. More information about the specifics of the event can be found on our lodge website or on the Momentum: Spark website at momentum.oa-bsa.org.

Any Arrowman who wants to participate in Momentum: Spark must register as either a basic or premium delegate. Basic delegates can watch the live Momentum: Spark content for free. However, we encourage you to register as a premium delegate to receive a full event experience. The registration fee for premium delegates is $15 and includes access to an archive of the streamed content, access to the Momentum community platform (Slack), the ability to participate in the event-wide game, and an event patch.

We hope you will join us for this exciting event as we continue to build our Order’s Momentum during the first-ever national induction weekend. Go to momentum.oa-bsa.org to learn more and register for Momentum: Spark!

Yours in Brotherhood,
[insert lodge name] lodge leadership

Dear [insert candidates name],

We are excited that your fellow Scouts recognized you as setting the best examples of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service! We are looking forward to inducting you into the Order of the Arrow and know that your induction will be a life-changing experience that you will remember for years to come.

Our Lodge’s next induction weekend is November 6-7 and we hope you will be able to join us [virtually]. To celebrate your induction and welcome you to the Order of the Arrow, we would like to invite you to join a special webinar after your induction (Saturday evening) hosted by the National Order of the Arrow called Momentum: Spark. During Momentum: Spark, you will be joined by Arrowmen across the country for four hours of virtual activities and fellowship, immediately after completing your induction. You can look forward to games, competitions, and trivia, as well as messages from some of the National OA leadership, as well as access to an archive of content from Momentum Launch, the Order’s largest ever national event, access to a community platform to meet Order of the Arrow members from across the country, and a special event patch.

[Insert information about what the lodge will provide]

[Lodges should include lodge-specific information here (cost, where to register, etc.)]

We hope you will join us, and that your induction sparks momentum in both yourself and our Order.

Yours in Scouting,
[insert lodge name] lodge leadership

Arrowmen,

We hope you are doing well and are looking forward to Momentum: Spark, taking place November 6th-7th.

A few reminders on why you should want to take part in this exciting event:

  • You will have the opportunity to learn more about the induction process and how we can best prepare to induct new members for years to come.
  • You can participate in an interactive experience that will allow you to connect with new Arrowmen and share in the fun and laughs of all the activities the National OA Leadership has planned.
  • Premium delegates will be able to interact with Arrowmen across the country through the Momentum community platform: Slack. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to welcome new members from across the country.
  • All premium delegates will receive an exclusive event patch!

To participate in Momentum: Spark, Arrowmen must register as either a basic or premium delegate. Registering as a basic delegate will allow Arrowmen to watch Momentum: Spark live content for free, but only premium delegates will have access to an archive of the streamed content, the community platform, the ability to participate in the event-wide game, and receive an exclusive event patch. Go to momentum.oa-bsa.org to learn more and register today!

We hope to see you there,
[insert lodge name] lodge leadership

[candidate’s name],

We hope that you are as excited as we are for you to seal your membership within the Order of the Arrow. We are writing to you to remind you about the opportunity to complete your induction on November 6th-7th, during Momentum: Spark. We would like to remind you of some of the awesome programs that are available to you:

  • [insert a couple lines about what the lodge will be offering]
  • A chance to share in your induction weekend with Scouts from across the country
  • An interactive experience that will allow you to connect with new Arrowmen and share in the fun and laughs of all the activities the National OA Leadership has planned.
  • An exclusive patch for only those who participate in this Induction weekend.

We hope that you take these things with you as you decide to Spark Your Momentum with us!

[insert information about how candidates can register through your lodges]

We hope to see you there,
[insert lodge name] lodge leadership

Candidate Flyers

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Momentum: Spark Candidate Flyers October 23, 2020
Momentum: Spark Candidate Flyers October 23, 2020

Virtual Inductions Resources

A planning guide has been developed that lodges can use to guide your planning for a virtual induction weekend as part of Momentum: Spark. This, along with many other virtual inductions resources, can be found on the OA’s Virtual Inductions resource page.