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Ordeal FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we are trying to answer some of the questions that our Ordeal Candidates might have prior to their Ordeal. If you have a question that is not answered here, please e-mail our Inductions team. They will be glad to help in any way they can.


How can I register for an Ordeal?

Visit our Council Calendar. Filter by Order of the Arrow events and find the Ordeal that you you wish to register for and complete your registration under the name of the person completing their Ordeal.

Remember when filling out the registration form that you are a Candidate for this ordeal.

Our Spring Ordeal is held the first weekend of March, and the Fall Ordeal is held the second weekend of September.


Should I pay for my Ordeal in advance?

Yes, all registrations must be made in advance through the registration link for the event. This allows us to better plan for those that will be attending.

Click here to visit our Council Calendar.


How much does it cost to attend the Ordeal?

The cost of the Ordeal for Candidates is $50.00. This includes all of the meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Please eat well before you arrive on Friday. There is no dinner served that night.


When should I arrive for the Ordeal?

You should arrive for the Ordeal between 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday evening.


When is the Ordeal over?

The Ordeal is over on Sunday morning. If you need to leave Saturday night typically around 8 pm the events are completed.


I’m under 18. If I forget my medical form is that OK?

NO! You will not be allowed to participate in the Ordeal if you do not have a medical form that is signed by your parent. Here you can get a medical form.


I’m over 21, do I still need a medical form?

Yes, however, you won’t need to get your grownups to sign it.


Packing List

  • First aid kit
  • Knife *very important!
  • Seasonal work clothes
  • Gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground cloth
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Rain gear
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Bottle
  • Official Scout Uniform (Class A)


What kind of stuff should I NOT bring?

  • Food
  • Radios
  • Phones
  • Guns
  • Video games
  • Fireworks


Do I need to bring any cash/money to the Ordeal?

All meals are included in the cost of the Ordeal. However, after you have completed your Ordeal, there is a Trading Post that will be open.  They have stuff like patches, assorted OA items, snacks, and soda.


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