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)
OBOD is based in the UK, but there are an estimated 10,000+ OBOD members in the US. Most OBOD members are solitary, especially here given the large distances involved. Even so, as of September 2022 there are 100 known US groves or seed groups listed on the internet – a significant portion of all listed OBOD groups internationally.
Total OBOD Membership (2015)
As of 2015 there were approximately 17,000 OBOD members worldwide, of which 7,770 (or 46%) were in the United States.
By 2021 total world membership has grown to “over 25,000 members“, which means there are likely over 11,000 OBOD members in the US now.*