Inductions

induction weekends

May Induction Weekend Canceled

Our lodge's May Induction weekend has been canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candidates elected February 1, 2019 through July 1, 2020 will have 24 months from the date of election to complete their ordeal. All of our candidates will have additional opportunities to complete their ordeals.

If you registered and paid for the May Induction weekend please review the following information regarding refunds.

You Registered Online Using DoubleKnot for the Entire Weekend

  1. We will refund your payment back to the form of payment.
  2. We will be able to refund the cost of the event $15 or $50.
  3. We will not be able to refund any convenience fees you encountered from DoubleKnot.

You Registered Over the Phone, Via the Mail, in Person at the Customer Service Counter for the Entire Weekend

  1. We will refund your payment via check.
  2. Refunds checks will not be written until the council service center reopens from the CORVID-19 stay-at-home order.
  3. We have no idea when that will be.
  4. We will be able to refund the cost of the event $15 or $50.

You Registered Online Using DoubleKnot for the Saturday Supper

  1. We will refund your payment back to the form of payment.
  2. We will be able to refund the cost of the event - $10
  3. We will not be able to refund any convenience fees you encountered from DoubleKnot.

You Registered Over the Phone, Via the Mail, in Person at the Customer Service Counter for the Saturday Supper

  1. We will refund your payment via check.
  2. Refunds checks will not be written until the council service center reopens from the CORVID-19 stay-at-home order.
  3. We have no idea when that will be.
  4. We will be able to refund the cost of the event - $10

induction experience

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:

Candidate Guide (PDF)

Plan to arrive at camp between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday and depart around 9:30am on Sunday morning. We will dismiss when all facilities have been cleaned. There will be a short parent information session at 9:00am on Sunday.

Bring your signed health form when you check in. Medical Forms Parts A&B

event registration

The cost of attending an Induction weekend as a candidate is $50 and includes all meals and materials for the weekend. You can use one of the following methods to register.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

September 11-13, 2020 | Woodfield Scout Preservation

October 2-4, 2020 | Cherokee Scout Reservation

IN PERSON / MAIL

Sept. & Oct. 2020 PDF REGISTRATION FORM