Crossroads of America Council - 2021 OA Ordeal

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2021 OA Ordeal

Event Details

The induction weekend, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership in the Order of the Arrow—the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. All candidates for membership must complete the Ordeal and Ordeals throughout the Lodge are held and run within respective Areas/Tribes.

While you are free to attend whichever Ordeal works best for your schedule, the Area/Tribe Ordeals are broken up by Chapters as follows:

East (April 30 – May 2)

  • Wahpinachi (WCH) – Bear Creek District
  • Wapsusipo (WAS) – White River District

West (May 14 – 16)

  • Allogagan (ALO) – Five Creeks District
  • Kickapoo (KPO) – Wabash Valley District
  • Lobarlehense (LBH) – Pathfinder District

Central (August 20 – 22)

  • Tahkwii Chitaneyo (TCO) – Monon District
  • Wapsuchuppecatt (WAP) – Fall Creek District

If you miss registering online, walk-in registrations are accepted. Also, if you have any questions or foresee any conflicts, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page or email our Lodge Leadership at

Please make checks payable to OA-BSA and put code 6OADP on memo line of check.

When & Where
Eastern Tribe Ordeal
Camp Kikthawenund
Friday 04-30-2021 6:30 PM ET to
Sunday 05-02-2021 12:00 PM ET Past
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Western Tribe Ordeal
Camp Krietenstein
Friday 05-14-2021 6:30 PM ET to
Sunday 05-16-2021 12:00 PM ET Past
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Central Tribe Ordeal
Camp Belzer
Friday 08-20-2021 6:30 PM ET to
Sunday 08-22-2021 12:00 PM ET Past
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Lodge Ordeal
Ransburg Scout Reservation
Friday 09-17-2021 6:30 PM ET to
Sunday 09-19-2021 12:00 PM ET Past
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