Ordeal Honor members are given an OA Handbook and some other materials at the Induction. They should keep and refer to them as they progress on their Brotherhood trail.
The ordeal is NOT a hazing activity in any form, and per BSA policy such behavior will not be tolerated.
If you still have questions or concerns, please send an email to our Executive Vice Chief, and he will answer any questions you may have.
Recommended items to bring:
- Scout medical form (Parts A and B required)
- Registration form and registration fee
- A large ground cloth or Tarpwork clothes
- Work gloves
- Work Clothes
- Clothes Appropriate for the Weather
- Sleeping bag
- Class A uniform
- Spending money ($20 is more than enough)
- Friday Dinner and Sunday Lunch Money ($20 is recommended)
- Toiletries / shower necessities (soap, towel, etc)
- Water bottle/Canteen
- Medical form
Note: a mess kit, food, and cooking gear are not needed. Meals at all OA events are prepared and served at the Camp dining hall. Do not bring any electronics.
OA is a non-secret organization. Parents are permitted to come and view any OA ceremony. Some parents come to view the Induction ceremony on Saturday night. Parental participation is an individual choice. Most parents who are not OA members themselves do not attend OA ceremonies and events. Logistically, it is a challenge to predict what time the ceremony will occur on that Saturday night.
Supervision at OA events is done on the whole by the adults in attendance. The OA has a long history of this practice of letting the honor campers enjoy a larger degree of freedom at camp and it will continue to do so. Your Scout is expected to live up to the standards of being an honor camper at events without constant supervision.
On to information about Ordeal membership in the of the Order of the Arrow.
If you still have questions please send us a message.