This page contains instructions for candidates for Order of the Arrow membership from Pathway to Adventure Council. Youth candidates for membership are chosen by elections in their unit and adult candidates for membership are nominated by the troop at the time of that election. If you are a unit leader and need to schedule an election for your troop, please use the contact box below.


You have been elected as a candidate for induction into the Order of the Arrow, but you must complete the Ordeal to become a full member of Takhone Lodge and the Order of the Arrow. The two purposes of an Ordeal are to induct new members like you into the Order of the Arrow and to provide service at our council’s camp. Takhone Lodge is holding three Ordeals during 2019 that are listed in the table below. All ordeals will be held during Lodge Fellowship Weekends.To participate in the Ordeal, you need to complete Parts A and B Personal Health and Medical History and register for the Fellowship you would like to attend. Registration can be done via the local Pathway to Adventure Council Office or online via Blackpug.

Dates Location Registration
May 24-27, 2019 Owasippe Scout Reservation Closed
August 16-18, 2019 Rainbow Scout Reservation Link
September 6-8, 2019 Camp Frank S Betz Link


The cost for the Ordeal is $50, this covers the following items

  • Event Fee (Meals, Insurance, etc)
  • Sash
  • Order of the Arrow Handbook
  • Lodge Flap
  • Lodge Dues

Important Information

You will need to bring with you the following minimum gear.

  • Tent
  • Water Bottle
  • Work Gloves
  • BSA Class A Uniform
  • Rain Gear
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Cloth to use with sleeping bag
  • Flashlight

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