Your fellow scouts have voted you in to the Order of the Arrow. Now, you've been "tapped out" at Camporee and will be going to an ordeal. Just one question.
What is this Ordeal that they're talking about?
To complete your induction into the Order of the Arrow, prospective new members attend the Ordeal Weekend. Typically held at the Schoepe Lost Valley Scout Camp, candidates arrive on Friday evening. From that point, it will be a time spent in service to the camp, working in silence and on scant rations. A time free of distraction to contemplate the value of service to others, it concludes with an induction ceremony and a feast of fellowship and food with other Arrowmen.
Are you prepared? Here's a suggested packing list for your Ordeal:
If you still have questions or concerns, please send us a message below, and one of our OA members will get in touch with you.