Old North State Council - 2021 OA Fall Induction - October 1-2, 2021

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2021 OA Fall Induction - October 1-2, 2021

Event Details


Friday, October 1, 2021 - Saturday, October 2, 2021

Cherokee Scout Reservation

3296 Boy Scout Camp Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379



Please complete and bring signed paper copies of this BSA health and medical record (parts A and B) and this COVID-19 pre-event screening tool

Registration closes on Tuesday, September 28 at 11:59 pm.  


The induction weekend (Ordeal) is the cornerstone of the Order of the Arrow (OA) experience. Every current and past member of the OA has participated in an Ordeal. To date, nearly 1 million Scouts and Scouters have participated in an Ordeal to become members of the order.

During this experience, time will be spent in cheerful service to one of the Old North State Council camps. This weekend will be an opportunity for each candidate to reflect upon one’s time in Scouting and to consider what they will do going forward.

Every induction weekend contains four key parts; service, 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.

Please arrive between 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Friday, October 1st. Arrival during this time is necessary to maintain COVID-19 mitigation policies as well as to prevent traffic issues. Please have BSA health form (parts A and B) and temperature log (see below) ready. Registration will be done in the parking lot upon arrival, before leaving your vehicle.


Departure will be approximately 8:00 PM Saturday evening. Parents should arrive promptly and wait in the parking lot. Parents will not be permitted to enter the camp. Scouts should have everything they need for the weekend when they check-in Friday evening, including money to purchase memorabilia in the Trading Post.​ Please note the schedule is subject to change based on COVID mitigation strategies as defined by the State of North Carolina.


The $75 fee* covers the following items:

  • All meals for the weekend
    • Breakfast - Saturday
    • Lunch- Saturday
    • Dinner - Saturday
  • Ordeal Sash
  • Brotherhood Sash (available after 6 months following Brotherhood conversion)
  • Order of the Arrow Handbook
  • Lodge pocket-flap
  • Dues for the first year
  • Introductory materials for the weekend

OA Candidates will be walking from the parking lot to the group campsite, so do not pack excess items. Please bring the following items in one bag.


**These items will be unavailable Friday night. They can be stored in your tent in your group campsite. Please pack appropriate clothing for the weather.  



  • The cost for the event is $25. 
  • If you are interested in supporting the inductions weekend as an Elangomat, please indicate your interest during the registration process.
  • If you are interested in transitioning to Brotherhood, you can indicate your interest during the registration process.
  • This link will help you prepare for the Brotherhood conversion.
  • You will receive an email with an assigned arrival time on Friday, October 1.
  • Departure will be on Saturday, October 2 following the Brotherhood ceremony.



  • Attendees will self-monitor COVID-19 symptoms 14 days prior to the event using the pre-event screening tool.
  • 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 ventilation. 
  • All participants will sleep alone. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the camp. 
  • This event is one night only. 

*Financial assistance is available if the fee may be a barrier to attending the Induction weekend.

Direct questions to Lodge Adviser Drew Maerz at drewrmaerz@gmail.com. 


When & Where
Cherokee Scout Reservation
Friday 10-01-2021 7:00 PM ET to
Saturday 10-02-2021 8:00 PM ET Past
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