Connecticut Rivers Council - Spring OA Lodge Inductions Weekend - J.N. Webster

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Spring OA Lodge Inductions Weekend - J.N. Webster

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Order of the Arrow - April Tschitani Lodge Inductions & Fellowship Weekend 

June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation, Ashford CT 

April 22-24, 2022


Induction weekends are the largest lodge events of the year.  During these weekends we welcome new members into the Order of the Arrow, provide much-needed service to the camps, and gather with our current members for Fun and Fellowship. 

The purpose of the Ordeal is to have candidates reflect on their own Scout life and character and come to a deeper understanding of the Scout Oath and the Order's principles. This purpose is realized through a fourfold Ordeal that includes sleeping alone, silence, work, and a limited amount of food. No hazing or endangerment of a Scout's safety is allowed.

Newly elected candidates for membership in the Order of the Arrow must complete the Ordeal and be inducted into the OA by the lodge that serves the council in which the unit is chartered. This allows the candidates to bond with their contemporaries as they go through the Ordeal and creates a positive leadership environment in which they can progress. 

If you have been an Ordeal member of the Lodge for 6 months, the Induction Weekend is the perfect opportunity to seal your membership in the Lodge by becoming a Brotherhood Member.  Sign-up as a Brotherhood Candidate, then come to the weekend to help out and learn more about the OA, ending with your induction ceremony.

After the Ceremonies on Sat night, all Brothers will gather for Food!  Fun! and Fellowship!

In addition to the ordeal. Saturday, April 9th, will also be a Friends of Webster Workday.

Registration Fees:

OA Candidate - $50 (covers 2022 dues, sash, book,  Lodge flap, and all meals & fun for the weekend)

Current Brother of the Lodge/Brotherhood Candidate:

- Adult - $20 (covers all meals and fun for the weekend)

- Youth - $10 (covers all meals and fun for the weekend)

 2022 Tschitani Ticketholder - $0 - (covered by Ticket, but you MUST register)

Everyone registered for the event will receive final instructions for the event by the Wed before the event.  Ordeal Candidate and Brotherhood Candidate should have received a letter with instructions already.  If not, you will receive one before the Induction Weekend.

All Covid Guideless as prescribed by the Connecticut Rivers Council in place at the time of the weekend will be adhered to at the Induction Weekend.  For most recent guidelines see:

When & Where
J.N. Webster Scout Reservation
Friday 04-22-2022 5:00 PM ET to
Sunday 04-24-2022 11:59 PM ET Past
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