Parents Guide

Congratulations! Your son has been elected to be a candidate for membership in the Order of the Arrow . Upon completion of his Ordeal weekend, he will have all the rights and privileges of all arrowmen in our Lodge.

Letter To Parents Of Candidates – Click Here

What is the Order of the Arrow?

The Order of the Arrow (or as most people call it, the OA) is Scouting’s National Honor Society. It was founded in 1915 by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A Edson at Treasure Island, the Council camp for the council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Units hold elections where Scouts are selected based on their adherence to the Scout Oath and Law. Requirements are at least First Class, 15 days and nights of camping within 2 years prior to the election (must include 1 and not more than 1 long-term camping experience), and Scoutmaster approval.

What will he need to bring?

-Sleeping Bag with Ground Cloth
-Class A Uniform
-Personal Hygiene Kit
-Work Clothes & Gloves
-Spending Money for the Trading Post (T-Shirts, Hats, Lodge Flaps, Drinks, Candy, etc)
Items Needed Friday Night:
Sleeping Bag with Ground Cloth, Wear Work Clothes, and bring Gloves
Items Not Needed Friday Night:
Flashlights, Knives, Food, Radios, electronic devices (including cell phones and iPods)

After the Ordeal

Once he has completed his Ordeal experience, please encourage him to:
1. Check out the Jumpstart site
2. Come to a Lodge event
3. Convert to Brotherhood
-Thank you for helping your son with all of his scouting activities thought the years-