OA: 2023 Spring Fellowship
The Order of the Arrow Spring Fellowship will be held on June 2-4, 2023 at Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin, IL.
The cost for members is $30 and the cost for Ordeal candidates is $50. This is up $5 from last year after we voted to increase them last year.
We will be conducting Ordeals at this event. This year’s theme is Carnival and we will have themed games and a few surprises! Check back later for more information as we get closer to the event. Spring Fellowship weekend is an opportunity for both newly selected and current members of the Order of the Arrow to conduct service at our camp, share in fellowship, and learn more about what it is to be an Arrowman. It is an opportunity for Arrowmen to gather together and celebrate being a member of our lodge, learn more about how you can serve Scouting and the Order of the Arrow, and have some fun. Spring Weekend Fee is $30
For newly elected Ordeal Candidates: Please read the Ordeal Candidate Packet Letter for important information related to joining our Lodge. You must also download, complete and bring the following Forms with you to this event. Form links are listed under Attachments. Cost is $50 and includes the Fellowship Weekend fee, your OA Ordeal sash, patch, OA handbook and your 2023 Lodge Dues.)
For current Ordeal Members who wish to seal their Brotherhood: We are NOT planning on doing Brotherhood Conversions at Spring Fellowship. Instead, please register for the Summer Brotherhood Bash, which is being held at CBT on August 19th.
DUES: Please note - Lodge Dues must be current in order to participate in the Fellowship weekend. Dues for Members must be paid in full prior to the event. You may pay your 2023 dues at this time as a convenience. Dues are $20/year. If you paid the special 2023 Polaris Pass Event Fee which includes this event, please register using this system so we can plan for food and supplies. There is no cost.
For ALL Members!
- ALL attendees including adults, youth & guests need to fill out and bring a copy of your signed BSA Health Form parts A&B in order to attend. These need to be collected at check-in.
- Friday Check-in opens at 6:30pm in the Lodge. Please check in FIRST to get your wrist band, and turn in your health form, before setting up your tent.
- Sunday Check-out is after breakfast.
- Bring Class A uniform and sash.
- The OA trading post will be available! (Bring spending $$$)
- Bring work clothes for the work projects and outerwear/footwear suitable for the weather.
Lowaneu Allanque Lodge wants to make sure that all members can participate in a safe manner. Registration, member meals, and Saturday night dinner for all will be in the lodge and is easily accessible for any that may have mobility concerns. The Ordeal and following ceremonies will take place on the grounds of Camp Big Timber. Accommodations can be made for any with difficulties in traveling during the Ordeal or to the ceremony site. At no time will any Scout be left alone during the Ordeal. Please note on your registration any: dietary restrictions, dietary hardships that may take place when receiving only scant food during the Ordeal, or restrictions on physical activity that may affect work assignments during the Ordeal. We will try our best to make any needed accommodations.