Mostly Virtual Ordeal 2020 – Netapolis Tachquiwi & Lodge Ordeal

Attend your Ordeal with minimal contact!  We will provide a link to a Lodge video conference on Friday night.  You will begin your experience at home by camping out in your yard Friday night, then visit your local BSA camp for an in-person service day on Saturday.  Return home on Saturday and finish the process online.  Sign up now to get your spot.  If you were elected between February 2019 to now, you are eligible for this historic event.  Sign up for your Mostly Virtual Ordeal now and be a history maker!

Projects will be available at all 4 Greater Tampa Bay Area Council camps:

  • Camp Soule
  • Sand Hill Scout Reservation
  • Camp Owen J. Brorein
  • Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation

Check in at your selected camp by 8:30 am, projects will be completed by 1 pm.  Ordeal candidate’s lunches will be provided. Please do not change camp choice after registering.  

For more details and to register, please visit: Mostly Virtual Ordeal 2020 Registration

Deadline to register is November 4th; no walk-ups, no exceptions.  Current OA members who wish to assist may attend at no charge, but we ask that you register and bring your own lunch.

Fall Conclave 2020 Recap

This past weekend the lodge gathered at Camp Owen J. Brorein for our Fall event.  We offered both Ordeal and Brotherhood opportunities and provided much needed service to the camp.  The lodge contributed over 500 hours of service to the camp over the span of just one day.  Service mostly consisted of burning brush, splitting logs, moving downed trees, and mulching branches.  The lodge welcomed 67 new members upon the completion of their ordeal and 14 members sealed their membership in the OA with brotherhood.  So many people attended the weekend that two Ordeal ceremonies had to be held.

In addition to our weekend of service, everyone also found time to have some great fun.  The basketball court and trading post at Brorein was a hot spot at the end of the day, and dinner on Saturday proved to be a great fellowship opportunity for everyone's chapter.

At the weekend, we all made sure to follow the GTBAC and National OA guidelines on Covid-19. Although the event was only one night, it was a great success.  It offered brotherhood and fellowship in a time we need it the most.