Troop 250 Brothers & Candidates,
The Summer Ordeal is just a month away! August 6-8, 2021 at GOLS in Glendale, SC.
Registration is now open, please use the following link: https://scoutingevent.com/549-oaordeal
Ordeal Candidates: If you have been elected this year, you may join the Order of the Arrow at this event.
Here are more details about how to prepare for the Ordeal, read this page carefully: http://www.skyukalodge.org/resources/ordeal-candidate-information/
Brotherhood Candidates: After 6 months as an Ordeal member 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 2020, or before, you are eligible. Please see the Brotherhood requirements checklist here to prepare: http://www.skyukalodge.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/BROTHERHOOD-CHECKLIST.pdf
Old Brothers: We need all of you to register as well and come support our Lodge! Who qualifies as an “Old Brother?” Any Arrowman who has already completed the Ordeal.
The steak dinner option for Old Brothers on Friday night is back! I encourage you to purchase it and enjoy it with us. Ordeal candidates are NOT eligible for the steak dinner.
Notes and reminders:
– Lodge Dues: If this is the first OA event you are attending this calendar year, don’t forget to pay your Lodge dues as well. If you are a candidate attending your Ordeal, your dues are waived and you do not need to pay for the current year.
– Current medical form needed: Make sure to bring a current copy with you, you will need to turn it in during check-in. It’s also highly recommended to keep a personal copy in your day pack at all times.
– Pack your tent: GOLS does not have permanent camping facilities, you will need to use your own personal tent.
If you have any questions please get in touch with the OA Representatives of the troops or feel free to contact me.