induction weekend

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 8:00pm on Friday and depart around 10:00am on Sunday morning. We will dismiss when all facilities have been cleaned. There will be a short information secession at 9:00am on Sunday.

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

event registration

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.

PDF Registration Form: Fillable (PDF)

Spring Induction | Cherokee Scout Reservation | May 3 - 5, 2019

Summer & Fall 2019 Induction Registration (coming soon)

Spring 2020 Induction Registration (coming soon)

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