National Capital Area Council - 2023 Virginia Central Fall Area Ordeal

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2023 Virginia Central Fall Area Ordeal

Event Details

Cancellation Policy: Refunds for events with fees of $25.00 and over may be granted (less a 15% handling fee) for the following reasons: sickness (with physician's statement), relocation, or death in the family.  If the event fees are under $25.00 per person, there will be no refunds, and the fees cannot be credited toward another event.  Refund requests must be submitted in writing to the Chapter Adviser and acknowledged.

NOTE:  The price for all participants includes food; for candidates, it includes Ordeal Sash, Brotherhood Sash (when requirements completed), pocket flap, and 2023 dues.


All attendees MUST bring their BSA Medical Forms (parts A and B), including a copy of their health insurance card.  Also, print, read, sign, and bring a copy of the Lodge Code of Conduct.

Current Ordeal members are encouraged to help with the Ordeal as staff;  those who are Brotherhood eligible (6 months as an Ordeal member) are encouraged to complete their Brotherhood during the weekend. If you plan to complete Brotherhood, please email the registration adviser, Mr. Marston (

Ordeal Candidates are expected to arrive in their Class A uniforms.  You’ll change into camp clothes after check-in but need the full Class A uniform during your Ordeal.

Candidates, please pack your gear in two bags:

Ordeal weekend gear:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Waterproof groundsheet (this should be big enough for the scout to be wrapped in, as in the case of inclement weather, it will be used to keep the scout dry)
  • Rain jacket
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Wear sturdy boots as you may hike some distance on Friday night

Second gear bag:

  • Tent
  • Work clothes (including work gloves.  To avoid poison ivy, please consider long-sleeve shirts and long pants)
  • Change of clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Towel/grooming supplies
  • Sunblock
  • Jacket/Fleece

Please take note of the weather forecast, and bring appropriate clothing. As always, Be Prepared!

Unless required for medical reasons, DO NOT BRING electronics of any kind.  If you bring a cell phone, it must be locked in a car or with the Adviser Friday night and Saturday.

DO NOT BRING any snacks or food items.

When & Where
Camp William B. Snyder
Friday 09-29-2023 5:00 PM ET to
Sunday 10-01-2023 9:30 AM ET Past
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