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Bay Area CouncilOA SPRING ORDEAL 2023

OA Wihinipa Hinsa Spring Ordeal 2023


The Wihinipa Hinsa Lodge #113 holds a Spring Ordeal at Camp Karankawa every May. The induction ceremony into the Order of the Arrow, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership. During the experience, candidates maintain complete silence, receive small amounts of food, work on camp improvement projects, and are required to sleep alone the first night, apart from other campers, which teaches significant values.

The Ordeal will challenge you, help you discover more about yourself, and strengthen you as a Scout.  A Call-Out ceremony will be performed prior to Ordeal for those Scouts that require one. You are only candidates at this point. You must complete the Ordeal weekend to become official members of the Order of the Arrow.


DATE: May 19-21, 2023

PLACE: Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd, Sweeny, TX 77480 


CONTACT: Anthony Lusk at

COSTThe fee includes sash, flap, handbook, dues, and all food.
$60.00 Registered Ordeal Candidates
$35.00 Registered Brotherhood Candidates
$20.00 Registered Brotherhood Candidates with Annual Pass 
$20.00 Registered Youth/Adult Staff
$10.00 Registered Elangomats 
Complimentary, OA Youth/Adult Staff and Elangomats with Annual Pass (Choose OA Annual Package OPTION when registering) 


__ Official BSA Health Form (Part A and B)
__Field Uniform (Full Class A - Shirt, Shorts or pants, Socks)
__Sleeping bag
__Ground cloth or tarp (waterproof)
__Canteen or water bottle
__Insect repellent
__Work clothes
__Work gloves
__Work boots
__Pack or bag
__Hat or cap
__Sunscreen lotion
__Swim Suit (in case of projects at the waterfront)
__Rain gear (if needed)
__Light jacket or sweatshirt (if needed)
__Zip-lock bags (to keep socks and underwear dry)
__Towel and washcloth
__Tent For Saturday night

Please arrive in camp with your work clothes on.

REGISTER BY: May 5, 2023


Thank you and we look forward to your induction into Scouting's National Honor Society - The Order of the Arrow.

 Coming Soon!