Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge
Order of the Arrow

"For he who serves his fellows, is of all his fellows, greatest"
- Dr. E. Urner Goodman

Candidates

Congratulations! on being chosen for membership in the Order of the Arrow. In most organizations, those who are already a part of the group select new members. However, with the OA, your peers, many of whom may not be OA members, chose you. They saw a quality inside of you that you might not yet be aware of, and they have faith in you and how you live the Scout Oath and Law. Do not fail them

Having been elected (youth) or selected (adult) and properly notified you are now ready to continue with the induction process to become a member in the Lodge and the Order of the Arrow.

There is only one step left:

Attend an induction weekend within one year of the unit election date.

Notice to ALL candidates:

According to the Order of the Arrow Guide to Inductions, events and tests during the induction are given in a stated sequence. Disrupting the sequence for any reason gravely takes away from the entire induction experience; therefore, any candidate who leaves the induction for any reason before the Ordeal ceremony withdraws himself from candidacy in the Order of the Arrow.

No walk-ins will be accepted and everyone must register. An acknowledgement of your payment will not be sent.

Important Information You Should KnowNo matter what you've been told by any other adult leader you must arrive at camp on Friday night before 8:30 pm(check in begins at 6:00 pm). You must stay until you are dismissed Sunday morning by approximately 10:00 am. The activities Saturday night and Sunday morning are designed to enrich your induction experience. You are not free to leave Saturday night.

You must bring to camp a copy of parts A & B of your BSA Annual Health and Medical Record to be turned in at check-in.

The Induction:

What is the induction?

The Induction is a weekend experience in which those elected or selected learn about the customs and traditions of the Order of the Arrow and undertake a spiritual journey to discover the true meanings of leadership, service and the Brotherhood of Scouting. You might think that this sounds like a lot to do. It is, but we have faith that you can do it. This weekend will test not only your physical strength, but your inner strength as well.

What weekends can I go through my induction?

The Lodge conducts induction weekends in the Spring and Fall during which you can go through your induction. These are held at the Council's camps.

Select a date below, click "Registration". You'll be taken to the Council's registration system, powered by Tentaroo. Log in to your account and you'll be taken to the registration page for the desired induction weekend. If you don't have a Tentaroo account create an "Individual/Family" account then you'll be taken to the registration page for the desired induction weekend.

What do I need to do?

After being notified that you have been elected (youth) or selected (adult) read the Welcome Letter from the Lodge, review the What to Bring List, then register for the weekend you would like to attend. The cost to attend an induction is $60.00. Please register by the deadline in order to attend the induction weekend. A lot of work is done in preparation for the event, walk ins are not accepted. You must bring to camp a copy of parts A & B of your BSA Annual Health and Medical Record to be turned in at check-in. Check in begins at 6:00 pm.

What if I still have questions?

If the information above does not answer your questions please don't hesitate to contact the Ordeal Chairman Mason Lawrence. He or she is here to serve and see that you have a memorable experience as you begin your journey.

Parents

Congratulations! Your daughter or son has been chosen for membership in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's National Honor Society. Take a moment and review this Welcome Letter from the Lodge. It will answer most of your questions.

We appreciate your support. While many organizations have specific commitments for every member, the Order of the Arrow is unique because it offers each Scout a multitude of opportunities to serve, and your daughter or son can tailor their involvement accordingly.

An active member is a registered member that is committed to serving his or her home unit.

Information for parents and guardians about Order of the Arrow ceremonies

1. Parents, guardians, and Scout leaders shall not be excluded from any Boy Scout activity or function including any Order of the Arrow (OA) ceremonies.

2. Any concerned parent, guardian, or religious leader may view any OA ceremony, attend meetings, or read scripts upon request to a council, district, lodge, or chapter official to assure themselves that there is nothing objectionable. Such persons are asked to safeguard the details relating to ceremonies for the sake of the participants. Hazing or demeaning initiation pranks are also prohibited by the OA and the BSA.

3. Induction into the OA is not a hazing or an initiation ceremony. The OA is not a secret Scout organization, and its ceremonies are open to any parent, guardian, Scout leader, or religious leader. There is an element of mystery in the ceremonies for the sake of its effect on the candidates. For this reason, ceremonies are not held in public. The ceremonies are not objectionable to any religious group.

If the information above does not answer your questions please don't hesitate to contact the Ordeal Chairman Mason Lawrence. He or she is here to serve and see that your daughter or son has a memorable experience.

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