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Candidate Ordeal
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Congratulations on your election as a candidate for membership in the Order of the Arrow and Nisqually Lodge #155! Your election is only the first step on your journey in the Order of the Arrow. To receive membership rights, you must now undergo the Ordeal. Choose either the Spring Ordeal or Summer Ordeal to register. 

Spring Ordeal (June 7 - 9, Camp Thunderbird)
Registration Deadline is Wednesday, May 29th.


Summer Ordeal (August 16-18, Camp Thunderbird)
Registration Deadline is Wednesday August 7th.

The cost of the Ordeal is $60 and includes: Saturday and Sunday food, your OA sash, lodge flap, pocket emblem/ribbon, OA handbook, and dues.

Please arrive at Camp Thunderbird Friday afternoon between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm. Dinner will not be served Friday night, so please eat before you arrive. Activities will begin at 8 pm so please do not be late. The Ordeal weekend officially concludes Sunday morning at 10 am. Parents should plan on picking up their Scouts between 10 am and 11 am.

Please bring complete a Scout uniform, sleeping bag, ground cloth/tarp, rain gear, toiletries, change of clean clothes, heavy footwear (boots), work pants, work shirt, old jacket, work gloves, flashlight, water bottle and watch.

There will be a Trading Post with Order of the Arrow Nisqually Lodge t-shirts, hats, patches, etc. These items are not available in the Scout Store and only available at Order of the Arrow events.


When & Where
Spring Ordeal
Camp Thunderbird
Friday 06-07-2024 6:00 PM PT to
Sunday 06-09-2024 10:00 AM PT
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Summer Ordeal
Camp Thunderbird
Friday 08-16-2024 6:00 AM PT to
Sunday 08-18-2024 10:00 AM PT
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