2024 OA Spring Ordeal
Melita Island Ordeal: June 7th - 9th, 2024
Cost: The fee for new ordeal candidates is $55.00, $50.00 for brotherhood candidates, and $40.00 for members. Order of the Arrow specialty items will be available for purchase through the OA trading post.
Parking and Boat Shuttles:
Plan to arrive and park at Melita Island Gateway, 34490 US Hwy 93, Big Arm MT
- Friday Night Boat Shuttles: 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm
- Saturday Night early departure (leaving Melita Island) 7:30pm
- Sunday morning (leaving Melita Island) 8:30am – plan to pick-up at Melita Island Gateway at approximately 9am.
What to bring: As well as their Scout Uniform and Med form A & B, participants should come prepared for camping in the outdoors including a tent, sleeping bag, ground cloth (a must), rain gear, work gloves and boots, and personal clothing and toiletry items. We can also use carpentry, painting, and electrical tools as well as shovels rakes, and picks. BE PREPARED Meals to be provided are breakfast lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. You should plan on eating before you arrive on Friday evening or bring a sack lunch.
Work Projects Include: Clean up of buildings, sorting, organizing, and inventory of equipment. There are lots of building, plumbing, electrical and painting projects and burning, digging, raking, and shoveling. Our Ordeals are greatly needed to get our facilities ready to host Summer Camp.
What to expect: The Ordeal is full of Order of the Arrow traditions and mystery and is a great opportunity to reflect on your scout life and character and come to a deeper understanding of the scout Oath and Law and the principles of the Order. If you or your parents have any questions or concerns about the event please feel free to email Lodge Adviser Dan More - email@example.com