Candidates

Congratulations on your election or on the acceptance of your nomination as a candidate for the Order of the Arrow. If you are a Scout, we recommend you review this information with your parents.

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s “National Honor Society.” It recognizes those Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and who provide leadership to others in better understanding and living the Scout Oath and Law. The OA develops and maintains camping traditions and spirit, promotes camping and summer camps, and concentrates on leadership development, Scouting membership retention, and adventure-related programs as well as broader assistance to Scouting and the local community. Above all, it seeks to crystallize the habit of helpfulness into a life’s purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

We invite you to undergo the Ordeal and become a member of the OA and our Lodge. You must attend, participate in, and complete your Ordeal within one year after the date of your election as a youth or nomination as an adult. Please consult the calendar of this website for the exact dates and locations of upcoming Ordeals.

The combined Ordeal and event fee totals $45. This fee covers your OA sash, handbook, lodge flap (pocket patch), dangle arrow, meals, and current year’s dues. Pre-registration for the Ordeal is highly recommended because it helps us plan a memorable experience for you. It is important to let us know of any medical or special dietary considerations as soon as possible to provide a safe Ordeal.

All Ordeals begin Friday evening. Registration starts at 6:00 p.m., and you must check in by 8:00 p.m. in order to participate in the Pre-Ordeal ceremony and be eligible to continue with the Ordeal. The Ordeal typically is completed by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday for lodge events or after the ceremony on Saturday evening for chapter events. Please check ahead or ask before dropping off.

Please download and review the following files. These files can also be found on the downloads page.

We look forward to welcoming you to our brotherhood in Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge.