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Order of the Arrow (OA) Spring 2015 Ordeal (April 10-12)

posted Apr 2, 2015, 9:14 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 2, 2015, 9:19 PM ]

The Order of the Arrow (OA) Spring 2015 Ordeal will take place on April 10-12, 2015 at Cutter Scout Reservation.  The Troop 57 scout OA representative is Nicholas Gordon.  The local OA chapter is Lodge 63.  The OA Ordeal involves welcoming newly-elected Candidates into the Order through several activities involving sacrifice, hard work, discipline, and reflection.  

The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts.  After achieving the rank of First Class and completing 15 nights if overnight camping over a 2-year period, eligible scouts are elected by a vote of their peers.  In January 2015, Troop 57 elected 14 new scouts to be OA Candidates.  These scouts must complete the Ordeal to be officially elected as OA Members.   In 2014, Troop 57 had 22 scouts complete their Ordeal and officially join OA.  Order of the Arrow is a great accomplishment that will stay with scouts throughout their scouting career.