296 AIA Ceremonies
1. Qualifications and General Information
- All team members must be from the same Lodge.
- Each participant must be under 21 years of age.
- All teams must register by April 1st
- Each participant must be in appropriate American Indian clothing or Scout Field Uniform.
- Each team will be assigned a time to be evaluated by the Section Indian Affairs Chairman. Conflicts with other competition will be taken into consideration. Please inform the IA Chairman of all such conflicts. Competition times will be announced at the Friday evening COC at Conclave.
- Use of face paint, body paint, and wigs are prohibited (see page 28 of the Guide for Officers and Advisors.
- Lodges are required to provide a Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood Evaluator that has completed the Evaluator Training at the Section AIA Seminar concerning the new Ceremony Evaluation Rubic.
2. Performing the Ceremony
- Pre-Ordeal Ceremony: Each team will perform the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony beginning with the investing process and ending with Kichkinet saying “Let us try to find the arrow”. Each team must use the most recent edition of the ceremony text. You may have “candidates” present, but do not block the view of the evaluators.
- Brotherhood Ceremony: Each team will perform the Brotherhood Ceremony beginning with Allowat Sakima saying “There shall fall a solemn silence” and ending with Nutiket saying “ This concludes the tale of Uncas”. Each team must use the most recent edition of the ceremony Text. You may have “candidates” present, who are already Brotherhood members,but do not block the view of the evaluators.
- Vigil Evaluation: Each team must use the most recent edition of the Pre-Vigil text. You may have “candidates” present, who are Vigil, but do not block the view of the evaluators. There will be no individual or team awards. This does count towards the Section American Indian Affairs Award.
3. Each team will be ready at their assigned time, even if the evaluation process is running behind schedule. Each team will be allowed to perform the complete ceremony from beginning to end as stated above.
4. Each team will receive evaluation feedback after their performance. Evaluators will be instructed to emphasize good points, constructive criticism, and other assistance for improvement.
5. Ceremony Evaluation Guidelines
- All Honor Teams will be awarded a ribbon
- The Exemplar Pre-Ordeal And Brotherhood Teams will receive the Section Travel
- Awards will be given to the top three individuals for each principal in the Pre-Ordeal and
Brotherhood Ceremony .
- All Evaluator’s decision will be made using the Ceremony Evaluation Guidelines and
Rubic and are final. Evaluators may consult with the ICE committee, Section IA Chairman and Advisor.