The induction weekend (ordeal) is the cornerstone of the Order of the Arrow experience. Every current and past member of the OA has participated in an ordeal weekend. To date, nearly 1 million Scouts and Scouters have participated in an ordeal to become members of our order.
Your time will be spent in cheerful service to one of our council camps from Friday evening to Sunday morning. This weekend will be used for each candidate to reflect upon one’s time in Scouting and for them to consider what they will do going forward.
Every induction weekend contains three key parts; taking a vow of silence, eating scant food, and spending a night away from others. All components of this weekend adhere to The Guide to Safe Scouting and are supervised by trained and qualified adults.
To find out more about the weekend you can view our Candidate Guide (each candidate should read and bring this with them): Candidate Guide
Plan to arrive at Cherokee Scout Reservation between 6pm and 8pm on Friday, September 30. If you are picking up your child arrive around 10am on Sunday, October 2. We will dismiss when all facilities have been cleaned.
The cost for attending an Induction weekend is $50 and includes all meals and materials for the weekend. You can use one of the following methods to register.
Paper Form: Form (Fillable)
Online Registration: Secure Link
Bring your signed health form when you check in. Medical Forms Parts A&B