Druidry US - A place for United States OBOD members
Here in the United States our practice of Druidry is shaped by our many diverse cultures and the spirits of our land. Welcome!In 2017 this informational hub for US OBOD members joined our 'overseas' national sites community.
Based in the United Kingdom, the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids has members across the world, and is dedicated to practicing, teaching, and developing Druidry as a valuable, inclusive, and inspiring nature spirituality.
“Membership of the Order is open to followers of all faiths and none, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or ethnic origin. This statement reflects the values we consider central to our philosophy: of tolerance and inclusiveness that completely rejects expressions of racism, sexism, fascism and homophobia.” (OBOD 2017)
(Per Druid Magazine, Summer 2015.) Based on these trends, as of 2021there could be 45-60 Druid Grade graduates in the US.
Most OBOD members are solitary, especially here given the large distances involved.
Even so, as of August 2021 there are 94 known US groves or seed groups listed on the internet – or about 40% of all listed OBOD groups internationally.
US GATHERINGS & EVENTS
Gatherings in 2020 and early 2021 were canceled or postponed due to Covid-19. Gatherings are starting back up with various health plans in place. You can research the Covid-19 status of the areas you will be traveling through, and contact event organizers for up-to-date information on local Covid-19 requirements and event procedures.