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


Why Join the Order?

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is Scouting’s “National Honor Society.” It recognizes those Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and who provide leadership to others with a better understanding of the Scout Oath and Law. The OA focuses on leadership development, adventure-related programs and memorable experiences, and service to our  local community and scout camps. Above all, it seeks to crystallize the habit of helpfulness into a life’s purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

Next Steps & The Ordeal

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.

Fees cover 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 (This can be done during the registration process). To register for an Ordeal opportunity, use the registration links on the sidebar to your right.

Check-in for events is between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

Please download and review the following files. These files can also be found on the downloads page. An up-to-date BSA health form is required for participation.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Vice Chief of Membership:

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