ICE Offers Cool New Training for Young Arrowmen
With over twenty classes offered yesterday by the Inductions and Ceremonial Events
(ICE) program team, there was plenty of great conversation and ideas being shared.
A new class to the training program this year was the "It's more than Words -
Understanding the Symbol-ism Behind the Ceremony” taught and created by Scott R.
of Washita Lodge, Cherokee Area Council, from Broken Arrow, OK. "Ceremonies make
people think and I think that's a great experience for anyone going through the
ceremonies," Scott said.
His special twist to the session was using Prezi, a web based storytelling
application, instead of the typical PowerPoint presentation. “I don’t like using the same thing
over and over again,” Robin said. Another special twist was when he asked one of
the guests to help him with the session.
"He asked me to play charades with the class," said Brad D., 16, of Sequoyah
Lodge and Council from Chuckey, TN. "I was excited and not that nervous when I went
up there and I showed that I could communicate without talking,” Brad said. Popular
scenes from Remember the Titans, The MatrSociety were shown to help convey the point
that you can also present an idea through your voice.
The "Making Unit Elections a Personal ix, and The Dead Poets Experience” training
class was taught by Taylor C., 21, from Pellissippi Lodge of the Great Smokey
Mountain Council, in Knoxville, TN. "Why are we all here?" he asked at the beginning
of the class wanting to have everyone reflect on the topic.
"Unit elections are all about making those personal friendships which will last
a lifetime," Taylor said. Some of the ideas that were discussed in this forum type
class were making sure the election team has an incentive to do their job, pair
up new members of the Order of the Arrow with experienced members, and also having
a fun activity while the votes are being counted.
ICE training will continue the rest of the week with new training sessions almost
each day. Be sure to take part in these high quality trainings.