Year 2016
Event Section SR-7A Ceremonies Weekend
Host Lodge Nawakwa 3
Site Camp T. Brady Saunders
Location Maidens, VA
Dates April 15-17, 2016
Theme Share the gift of the Admonition with our Candidates and Brothers
Attendance  58 SR-7A Arrowmen
Weather  Glorious
Coordinator  Youth: Sheridan Parkinson    Adult: Paul Teasley
Adviser  David Pratt



1 Pocket patch – Black border round with loop (Delegate)
2 Pocket patch – Gold border round with loop (Staff)
3 Pocket patch – Silver border round with loop (2015 NOAC competition winners)



Section SR-7A held “Ceremonies Weekend,” a section-wide training and fellowship event on April 15-17 at Camp T. Brady Saunders. The event was originally scheduled for January 22-24, but postponed due to weather concerns.

Goals for the event were:

  • To improve ceremonial skills and give each lodge’s candidates and brothers the best possible experience at every level.
  • Connect attendees with the best ceremonies and inductions minds in the Order to explore the emotional and practical impact of our ceremonies.
  • For brothers who are new to our Order and its ceremonies or just want to gain deeper knowledge, learn the inside story on how and why the ceremonies unfold the way they do.

Outstanding national and section trainers for the event included the author of the Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood Ceremonies, Dr. Jay Dunbar; the senior NOAC Evaluator, Paul Lackie; NOAC evaluator and Tutelo Ceremonies Adviser Gary Harvey, and two members of the first team in the nation to present the “new” (2014) Brotherhood Ceremony, Alex DeLoach and Michael Todd.

The SR-7A Ceremonies Weekend was featured in a full page article in the Summer 2016 edition of the OA National Bulletin.





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