ORDER OF THE ARROW
2018 WINTER ORDEAL – Camp Whittier
Thank you all for your patience as we worked this event through. This event is in place of the Summer Ordeal which should have been held in late August, and was delayed by the Whittier Fire that caused major damage to Rancho Alegre.
- Ordeal Candidates – $60.00; includes Ordeal Sash, 1 Patch; OA Handbook, Meals, and 2018 Lodge Dues
- Brotherhood Candidates – $48.00, includes Brotherhood Sash, Meals
- General Members – $30; includes meals
- Saturday Dinner Attendees (parents, guests) – $20 each
- 2018 Dues – $15 (Ordeal Candidates from this Ordeal and the Camp Josepho Ordeal have the dues incorporated into their Candidate Registration.
LATE FEE: A late fee of $10 will be assessed for all registrations made onsite at the time of the event.
ORDEAL CANDIDATES: Annually, there are 44 candidates for Ordeal membership in the Order of the Arrow. Each candidate should have received a packet of information during their District Camporee or immediately afterwards in the mail. Candidates must complete their Ordeal at one of these two events. During the Ordeal weekend, candidates will learn more about the Order of the Arrow through a series of trials and service. There is NO hazing allowed. Parents who have questions can contact Membership Advisor Wayne Rascati at 452-7828. Your $60 payment does include your 2018 Dues (save $5.00)
CANDIDATE GEAR LIST: To download and print a checklist that each candidate should bring to the Ordeal, please click here.
BROTHERHOOD CANDIDATES: Brotherhood is the second honor in the Order of the Arrow. Eligibility for Brotherhood: (1) 2018 dues must be paid; (2) It has been at least 10 months since your Ordeal; (3) a letter must be sent to the Lodge Secretary detailing how you wish to continue serving Scouting and the Lodge; and (4) Attend an Ordeal weekend and go on a meditative walk witha guide and other Brotherhood candidates. Special packets for Brotherhood candidates should go out in early April.
ALL PARTICIPANTS: Registration may be made on-line at the Council website or by check to the Order of the Arrow, Los Padres Council, 4000 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. A $10 late fee is assessed for any registration received at the door. Please remember that even though you registered on-line, you must bring with you the completed registration form and a COPY of your medical form. All participants will be performing acts of service on Saturday of the Ordeal. Please bring old clothing and footwear appropriate for trail work, painting, and brush clearance. Also, this is the rainy season in our area, please remember to bring approrpriate rain gear.
LODGING: Sleeping bags, etc. are required from all attendees. Arrowmen will be housed in six new tent cabins on site, with 96 new cots.
ELANGOMATS: Current members of the Order are requested to sign up as an Elangomat for the Ordeal. We will need at least 4 individuals to perform this very important task. If you wish to be an Elangomat, contact Lodge Chief Joey Kamlet