I'm an Ordeal Member, What now?
This page is devoted to YOU! The Order of the Arrow has many fun events that youth can participate in. After achieving you Ordeal membership status you now can attend such events like
Spring Workday, Spring Ordeal, Fall Fellowship, Winter Banquet,
Section C-2A Conclave, National Order of the Arrow
Conference, National High Adventure Camping and much
more! Click on the Events link at the top to learn
more information on upcoming events.
In addition to attending events, you can also run for a elected
position or join a committee on the Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) which helps make the decisions within the lodge. Positions consist of anything from
ceremonies, camp promotions, communication, service,
special events, and training .If you are interested in something, odds are there's a position here for you.
Click on the LEC link under Lodge Information to
contact the appropriate committee chairman.
The Order of the Arrow needs youth members in the troop to tell other
arrowmen about upcoming about upcoming news and
lodge events (OA Troop Representatives). This group of representatives is one method the lodge uses to communicate information with other units and one way you can stay involved.
Talk to your Scoutmaster to learn more about
becoming a OA Troop Representative.
WHAT ABOUT BROTHERHOOD?
As an Ordeal member, you are entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership in the Order. Yet, Brotherhood membership helps to provide you with further knowledge within our Order. It is an opportunity for members to evaluate yourself, and unselfish
service since your Ordeal.
Brotherhood membership is sought by Arrowmen seeking to reaffirm their belief in the high purposes of the Order. Before becoming a Brotherhood member, each Arrowman has helped to better serve their Troop and Lodge. This may have been done through holding an OA Troop Representative position, or maybe being a part of a committee on the LEC. .
The Ordeal introduced new concepts to your life which hopefully you applied to your everyday life. Following that and 10 months after receiving your Ordeal you may become a Brotherhood member. Becoming a Brotherhood member marks the completion of your induction into the Order of the Arrow.
The Ordeal introduces new ways of thinking into your life. Use those new ideas, and
concepts of cheerful service and help out within the lodge. Join a position on the LEC to help the good of all Lodge members, or come to our lodge events and show your unselfish serve and experience a good time meeting new friends.
Your sole obligation as an Ordeal member is to serve your troop or team, and only after you are satisfied that you are doing this are you ready for more. As an Ordeal member, you are welcome to participate in lodge activities, but you have no obligation to do so. As you approach Brotherhood membership, you should create a plan to see how you can help the lodge and surrounding community.
If you are interested in becoming a Brotherhood
Member, contact our Brotherhood Chairman by clicking
on LEC under the Lodge Information link at the top
of the page.
To prepare yourself for Brotherhood membership, refer to the section titles "On the Trail to Brotherhood" in your OA Handbook.