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Order of the Arrow - Lodge Inductions & Fellowship Weekends


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 six 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!

Friday night registration

6:00pm – Current members

7:00pm – Ordeal Candidates

Sunday Morning

9:00am – Parents meeting

10:00am – Departure

Registration Fees:

OA Candidate - $60 (covers 2024 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)

 2023 Tschitani Ticketholder - $0 - (covered by Ticket, but you MUST register)

When & Where
Camp Workcoeman (Ancient Olympic Games theme)
Camp Workcoeman
Friday 09-13-2024 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 09-15-2024 10:00 AM ET
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J.N. Webster Weekend
J.N. Webster Scout Reservation
Friday 04-19-2024 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 04-21-2024 10:00 AM ET Past
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Camp Mattatuck Weekend
Camp Mattatuck
Friday 06-14-2024 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 06-16-2024 10:00 AM ET Past
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