New members of the
Lodge leave the Ordeal feeling good and proud of
themselves. But they are still tired from their Ordeal.
Even after a great orientation, they still have a way to
go to understand what it means to be an Arrowman. Who
will answer their questions?
That’s where the NIMAT comes
is a brother who is willing to help a clan discover the
meaning of the arrow…. What it means to be an Arrowman.
He supports and encourages them so that they ultimately
seal their membership in the Brotherhood.
What does a NIMAT do?
(1) He gets to know clan members and
He calls the regularly. He makes sure they get OA
questions answered. He encourages them to continue
service to their troop. He makes sure they are receiving
the Thunderhead and other mailings.
(2) He invites them to Chapter
meetings and Lodge events. He helps them fins a ride. He
makes sure they know that they are welcome and needed.
(3) He keeps a log of these
activities, so he can make sure that he always covers
(4) He sets a good example by
attending functions himself.
(5) He helps prepare the members for
the Brotherhood ceremony. He helps them learn the
obligation, the song, and the symbols. He helps them get
started on their
(6) He makes sure they get to the
(7) He is their Brother.
Before the moon rises ten times,
I will become a true Brother to my
adopted clan. I will help fill
their cup with the knowledge of the
Order of the Arrow, and I will
make sure that the Pathway is
clear for them to attain true
Dedicated NIMATs who
complete the required tasks log
will be recognized
with a special award: a NIMAT lodge flap that
only they can wear.
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