Order of the Arrow: Fall Ordeal

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Order of the Arrow
Ta Tsu Hwa Lodge 138

Fall Ordeal September 30- October 2, 2011

at the Mabee Scout Reservation (Camp Garland)
Locust Grove, OK

CANDIDATE : Includes Meals, Ordeal Sash, Flap, Dues, and OA Handbook
Candidates are to arrive in complete Class A uniform. Will need a sleeping bag, ground cloth, and work clothes only on Friday night. Regular camping gear needed on Saturday night. (NOTE: Work clothes and shoes/boots are required and may be subject to getting paint, oil, etc. on them or torn – WEAR OLD CLOTHES FOR WORKING!)

The induction ceremony, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership in the Order. During the experience, candidates maintain silence, receive small amounts of food, work on camp improvement projects, and sleep apart from other campers. The entire experience is designed to teach significant values. All candidates for membership must complete the Ordeal.

Brotherhood Membership
After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order.

The Trading Post will be open! So bring extra money to buy new items and to build up your trading stock.

Click here to download the registration and medical forms for Fall Ordeal.