Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend - Heritage Reservation
Attention New Ordeal Candidates
Congratulations, you have been elected by your fellow Scouts as a candidate for membership in the Order of the Arrow. Your fellow Scouts must think highly of you. They have chosen you to be inducted into Scouting’s National Honor Society. It is truly an honor to be chosen for membership in the Order. You are about to embark on an incredible journey.
You are eligible for Ordeal membership. The Ordeal is an important part of the membership process. The purpose of the Order and the symbols of the Ordeal will be explained to you at the Ordeal.
You must arrive at the Ordeal prior to 7:00 PM that Friday evening, but please do not arrive before 5:30 PM. Be sure to bring a copy of your health form. The Ordeal will conclude no later than 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. You need to stay through the entire event to complete your Ordeal so please plan accordingly.
The cost for the weekend covers the cost of your sash, a current Allohak Menewi Lodge flap, an OA handbook, weekend food, and your membership dues for the remainder of this year. Following your induction you will have the opportunity to purchase lodge items.
Important Information and what you will need to bring the with you for the weekend:
SAFETY CHECK: There will be a safety check of candidates prior to heading out to begin the Ordeal. Any scout deemed unprepared to begin the ordeal will be given the opportunity find the necessary resources (borrow from friends or current arrowmen) to complete the Ordeal. If resources can not be acquired the candidate will have to sit out until the next scheduled Ordeal.
For Friday night (YOU WILL BE SLEEPING OUTSIDE UNDER THE STARS)
- Sleeping Bag
- Ground Cloth or Tarp
- Warm Clothes
- Extra Blankets (cold weather only)
- Water bottle
- Rain Gear
- Work Clothes
- Boots or appropriate work shoes
- Work Gloves
- Water Bottle
- Sunscreen (?)
- Rain Gear
- Shower Gear
- Field Uniform (Class A)
If you have any special health concerns, please give us the specifics of your needs when you register. For adults who may be attending the Ordeal, any power tools that you may need, such as drills, saws, etc., will be provided for you if you will need to use them.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Evan Erickson, OA Lodge Advisor, by emailing him at email@example.com. You may also call Tina Debnam at Flag Plaza at (412) 325-7913 or email her at Kristina.firstname.lastname@example.org. Tina should be contacted if you must change your scheduled Ordeal weekend.
We look forward to serving and welcoming you into the Order of the Arrow, Allohak Menewi Lodge 57.