The OA membership journey, called the Induction, begins at the Unit election and culminates in the Brotherhood ceremony. Polestar: Induction Leadership Training clarifies the true service the OA provides to Scouting and how the Induction achieves this purpose. Polestar builds excellence in execution of the Induction, helping lodge leaders to improve membership activation and retention.
Polestar: Induction Leadership Training consists of an engaging two-hour video presentation, coupled with locally-facilitated group discussions and workshops through the Participant Workbook. While the training can be taken at any time by individuals online, the ideal format is small group sessions at lodge or section events. Polestar should be experienced by all youth and adults who lead the essential activities of the OA locally–as well as any members who wish to learn more about how (and why) the OA functions. The intended audience includes lodge and chapter advisers, lodge and chapter officers, and other key youth and adult.
Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) members falling under the Vice-Chief of Inductions committees (CP&E, Elangomat, Ordeal, Brotherhood), and those in Ceremonies are expected to attend. Others in the lodge with a desire to fully understand the meaning of purpose of the Induction ceremonies, etc., are invited to attend.
NOTE: This training is primarily targeted to Brotherhood members who have gone through the entire Induction sequence, however, Ordeal members may still attend, but will not be able to participate in those sections of the training specifically discussing the Brotherhood ceremonies.