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OA Spring Ordeal 2015




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, 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 15-17, 2015

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

TIME: Check-in Friday from 6-8 p.m., Check-out Sunday from 10 a.m.-Noon (depending if work is done).

REGISTER BY: May 5, 2015

CONTACT: Bill Meyers at

COSTThe registration fee includes: OA sash, Lodge flap, OA Handbook, all food for the weekend, and dues for 2015:

(For a $5 discount, please register by April 10, 2015)

             $50.00 Pre-registered Ordeal Candidates

             $35.00 Pre-registered Brotherhood Candidates

             $15.00 Pre-registered Staff

(Regular registration ends May 5, 2015)

             $55.00 Registered Ordeal Candidates   

             $40.00 Registered Brotherhood Candidates

             $20.00 Registered Youth/Adult Staff

FREE FOR ALL EARLY BIRDS! (Please select this option if  you have paid for your Early Bird Annual Package for 2015)


ELANGOMAT'S REGISTER HERE (This is for current OA Brotherhood members)


Please bring the following

             __Official BSA Health Form (Part A and B)
             __Field Uniform (Full Class A - Shirt, Shorts, Socks) (Please arrive at Camp in your uniform)
             __Sleeping bag
             __Ground cloth
             __Canteen or water bottle
             __Bug spray
             __Work clothes
             __Work gloves
             __Work boots
             __Swim Suit
             __Rain gear
             __Zip-lock bags
             __Sunscreen lotion
             __Tent For Saturday night



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