2021 OA Spring Induction - April 30 - May 1
OA SPRING INDUCTION WEEKEND
Friday, April 30 - Saturday, May 1, 2021
Cherokee Scout Reservation
Please complete and bring signed paper copies of this BSA health and medical record (parts A and B) and this pre-camp screening log. If you can not complete all 14 days of the log, complete as much as you can.
Registration closes on Tuesday, April 27.
FOR OA CANDIDATES
The induction weekend (ordeal) is the cornerstone of the Order of the Arrow experience. Every current and past member of the OA has participated in an ordeal weekend. To date, nearly 1 million Scouts and Scouters have participated in an ordeal to become members of our order.
Your time will be spent in cheerful service to one of our council camps during this experience. This weekend will be used for each candidate to reflect upon one’s time in Scouting and for them to consider what they will do going forward.
Every induction weekend contains three key parts; taking a vow of silence, eating scant food, and spending a night away from others. All components of this weekend adhere to The Guide to Safe Scouting and are supervised by trained and qualified adults.
Plan to arrive at camp between 7: 00 pm and 8:00 pm on Friday (you will receive more information regarding a specific time window by email) and depart by 9:00 pm on Saturday evening. We will dismiss following dinner and the Ordeal ceremony. Please note this year, as part of our COVID-19 mitigation plan, the inductions will be a one-night event, beginning Friday evening and concluding Saturday evening.
This weekend's fee covers all meals, Order of the Arrow handbook, sash, lodge pocket-flap, and introductory materials. The cost for the induction weekend is $50.
FOR CURRENT OA BROTHERS
The cost for the event is $20.
If you are interested in supporting the inductions weekend as an elangomat, you can indicate your interest during the registration process.
If you are interested in transitioning to Brotherhood, you can indicate your interest during the registration process.
You will receive an email with an assigned arrival time on Friday, April 30.
We will all depart on Saturday, May 1.
NOTE: To prevent pollen from coating the mattresses prior to summer camp, we have moved the mattresses from the adirondacks to the warehouse for storage. You are welcome to use the adirondacks for camping, but you should bring your own mattress. As always, you can bring your own tent or hammock.
COVID-19 MITIGATION STRATEGIES
- Attendees will self-monitor COVID-19 symptoms 14 days prior to the event.
- The event is limited to one-night only.
- Participants are pre-assigned to crews and bubbles prior to arrival.
- Upon arrival, participants will remain with their crews and bubbles.
- Bubbles will be no larger than 50. Bubbles will not cross.
- All participants will wear a face covering.
- We will practice social distancing.
- Meals will be pre-packaged and delivered to the groups.
- All of the programs will be delivered outside with natural ventillation.
- All participants will sleep alone.
- Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the camp.
Direct questions to Lodge Adviser Drew Maerz at firstname.lastname@example.org.