If you are an ordeal candidate please read the information below as well as our Ordeal page on our website.
Our first order of business is that our Unit Election season will end on Sunday, April 11, 2021. If you have not already scheduled or had a Unit Election this will be the final deadline to complete one. This is the deadline for any adult nominations as well. Please reach out to your Chapter Officers who have been very diligent in reaching out and communicating to you all. Elections may be held virtually or in-person following PTAC’s most current COVD-19 guidelines. The lodge can help set up a virtual meeting if necessary.
There are six opportunities for you to complete your Ordeal this year. You must complete your Ordeal within 24 months of your election; otherwise, you must be re-elected. The National Order of the Arrow Committee recently instituted a temporary policy change, so any candidates elected after February 2019 will have 24 months from the date of their election to complete their Ordeal. You can read the official announcement on the OA website HERE. If your scouts cannot attend one of the 6 fellowship events we will have more opportunities in the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2022. Due to the limited number of participants, we can have at an event we will be focusing on our ordeal candidates during these 6 events. There will be a candidate cap on each fellowship to follow State and PTAC guidelines. This also includes Scout Leaders or parents who will not be able to attend the weekend unless they are completing their Ordeal as well. There will be limited opportunities for lodge members to participate in these weekends as elangomats and ceremonialists. Masks will be required and social distancing will be in place as needed.
Dates can be found on the Takhone Calender.
OA Welcome Sessions
The lodge will be hosting a series of informational welcome sessions throughout the summer to present key information to both parents and candidates about the OA, and our lodge. This session will be hosted on Zoom. We highly encourage all elected scouts and leaders as well as legal guardians to attend.
Thursday, April 22nd @ 7 pm
Tuesday, May 4th @ 7 pm
Meet and Greets
These meet and greet sessions are a time for you, as candidates to meet your elangomats as well as the other people in your clan. This will also be a time for you to ask any last-minute questions of the inductions team before your induction event. These events take place the Wednesday before each Induction event and are hosted on Zoom.
For Napowan: Wednesday, May 12th @ 7 pm
For Owasippe: Wednesday, May 26th @ 7 pm
For Betz: Wednesday, June 9th @ 7 pm
The lodge will attempt to hold Callout Ceremonies during summer camp in addition to ceremonies put on by the districts. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, the Lodge has made a callout presentation for you to show at a troop Zoom call or in-person meeting. This presentation is available for download HERE.
Please download it and you may insert your scouts and Unit Leaders who have been elected into the blank slide in the middle of the presentation. This is an optional presentation but it has some very valuable information. This presentation can be shown anytime after your unit election but we will be sending out emails to all inductees 2 weeks after your unit election.