Egwa Tawa Dee COVID-19 Election & Induction Updates
Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge of the Order of the Arrow (OA) wants you to be aware of certain changes that have been implemented by your lodge and the OA in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Covid-19 related updates are found on the Atlanta Area Council's website at the link below.
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 notify 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.
What is the Induction?
The Ordeal 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 spiritual journey to discover the true meanings of leadership, 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. This weekend will test not only your physical strength, but your inner strength as well.
What to bring? Packing List.
- Each person will need to bring their own tent. Due to current situation we will be be able to have scouts that are not family members share a tent.
- Face masks. Please bring 2-3 masks with you.
Items you need to be able to carry with you Friday night through Saturday Afternoon
- BSA Medical Form (photo copy only)
- Sleeping Bag
- Day Pack (for items below)
- Ground Cloth (plastic, or pull from your tent bag)
- Personal Medications
- Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, etc.)
- Work Clothes (including gloves, uniform not recommended Friday night)
- Any Change of Clothes Needed (socks, underwear)
- Rain Gear
- Water Bottle
- Sun Screen
- Insect Repellent
- Note Pad and Pencil or Pen
- Cheerfulness and Service
- No Cell Phones or Other Electronic Devices
Items you will need Satruday afternoon, we will have a secure location to store these items during check in
- Full Field Uniform (Class “A” Scout Uniform)
- Spending money for OA Trading Post
- Camp Chair
- Any other normal weekend camping items
Bert Adams & Woodruff
August 21-23, 2020
Bert Adams Scout Camp
November 6-8, 2020
Bert Adams Scout Camp