Congratulations, you were chosen by your fellow Scouts in to be a candidate for membership in the Order of the Arrow as part of Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge which comprises the scouting units in the Atlanta Area Council. The next step toward full membership in the Order is to attend one of the three Induction weekends hosted at our Atlanta Area Council Camps. You must attend an Induction weekend within 12 months of your election.
The Induction is a weekend experience in which those elected or selected learn about the customs and traditions of the Order of the Arrow and undertake a journey to discover the true meanings of leadership, cheerful service, and the Brotherhood of Scouting. You might think that this sounds like a lot to do. It is, but we have faith that you can do it.
The Induction is offered three times a year and must be completed within 1 year of election (nomination for adults). Please make every effort to attend one of the two Inductions in the spring. If you wait until the fall and something happens where you can not attend the final induction of the year, you must be re-elected and requalify for that election. Unit Leaders, please notifiy the candidates in your unit as soon as possible to give them as much time to register for the inductions.
Check-in for each Induction begins at 6 PM and closes at 8:30 PM. You must check in by 8:30 PM, late arrivals and walk ins are unfortunately not permitted. You must stay until you are dismissed Sunday morning by approximately 10:00 am. The activities Saturday night and Sunday morning are designed to enrich your induction experience. You are not free to leave Saturday night.
If the religious customs and observances of a candidate (such as Sabbath-observant Jewish Scouts or LDS Scouts) precludes attendance for part of the Scheduled Induction Weekend, it is the Candidate’s responsibility to contact the Chapter Adviser before the registration deadline for the first Induction Weekend for instructions on how to submit a request for religious accommodation. Requests for a religious accommodation for Induction can only be approved by the Lodge Adviser.
Select a date below, click “Register Now”. You’ll be taken to the Council’s registration system, powered by Tentaroo. Log in to your account and you’ll be taken to the registration page for the desired induction weekend. If you don’t have a Tentaroo account create an “Individual/Family” account then you’ll be taken to the registration page for the desired induction weekend.
Video tutorial on how to register for your Induction!
Pre-registration is required for all members, at all events, including Candidates. This helps us with meal planning and to ensure that there are enough materials for all new participants. The event cost is $70.00 for Ordeal members, which includes event fee, Ordeal Sash, Lodge pocket flap, OA handbook, & current year dues through December of the election year.
What to bring:
Pack for this event like any weekend camping trip. Bring a tent, tarp, sleeping gear, rain gear, full Class A uniform for your induction ceremony and work clothes for service projects during the weekend. You do not need any cooking gear as all meals are provided during the weekend. Please remember to stop for food as you head to camp. Dinner will not be served Friday evening.
You must bring to camp a copy of parts A & B of your BSA Annual Health and Medical Record to be turned in at check-in.
What if I still have questions?
If the information above does not answer your questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Ordeal Chairman [email protected]. They are here to serve and see that you have a memorable experience as you begin your journey.