Information for Ordeal Candidates . . .
Dear Fellow Scout:
Congratulations upon your election as a candidate for the Order of the Arrow. You can take great pride in your being selected by your fellow Scouts, but realize that you are now only a candidate for membership. A greater thrill awaits you when you become a member of the Order and are decorated with the Order of the Arrow sash. This happens when you have successfully completed the Ordeal.
Your next opportunity to participate in the Ordeal will be 16-18 March 2018 at Camp Barstow. To prepare for this event you should:
We want you to have an exciting yet safe experience in your Ordeal. Its tests are physically challenging. You will leave the comforts of home behind you. You will walk a lot and exert yourself physically on a restricted diet. If you have a permanent physical or medical problem or dietary restrictions which could limit your participation, please notify the Ordeal Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make plans for your ordeal experience.
If you become ill just before the Ordeal, stay in bed. If you currently have any temporary physical or medical problem which could limit your participation, we strongly encourage you to wait until the problem passes. We will be happy to help you make alternative plans.
If you are unable to attend this Ordeal, there will be another opportunity on 9-12 August 2018 but only if it has been less than one year since your election. You will find an equipment list enclosed; please review it carefully. We look forward to your joining us in membership in the Order of the Arrow.
Yours in Scouting,