Fellow Arrowmen of Troop 250,
You are invited to join your OA Brothers for the Summer Ordeal: August 4-6, 2017.
Please register here as soon as possible:
Ordeal Candidates: If you have been tapped out at summer camp this year, you may now join the Order of the Arrow. To become an Arrowman, you can complete your Ordeal with Skyuka Lodge 270 during this event. All candidates for membership must complete the Ordeal, you are not an Arrowman until then.
I highly encourage you to join the Summer Ordeal. If you cannot attend, the next and last opportunity will be during the Spring of 2018 (usually mid-May.) Should you fail to complete your Ordeal during one of those two events, you would have to be re-elected later (which is extremely rare) in order to join the OA.
Here are more details about how to prepare for the Ordeal, read it carefully :
Brotherhood Candidates: After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and fulfilling certain requirements you may take part in the Brotherhood conversion, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order of the Arrow.
If you completed your Ordeal in August 2016, or before, you are eligible. Please contact me so I can help you to prepare for the Brotherhood requirements.
Old Brothers/Steak dinner: The steak dinner option is available for any Old Brother. What is an “Old Brother?” It’s any Arrowman who has already completed the Ordeal.
I encourage all Scouts and Scouters to purchase and enjoy the steak dinner. Ordeal candidates are NOT eligible for the steak dinner.
Let me know if you have any questions.