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OA Spring Ordeal 2018


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 18-20, 2018

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

TIME: Check-in Friday from 6-8 p.m., Check-out Sunday from 10-11 a.m. (depending on when cleanup is done).

CONTACT: Ricky Torres at

COST: The registration fee for Ordeal Candidates includes: OA sash, Lodge flap, OA handbook, all food for the weekend, and dues for 2018:

$55.00 Ordeal candidates (For a $5 discount, please register by April 18, 2018)
$30.00 Brotherhood candidates (For a $5 discount, please register by April 18, 2018)
$20.00 Brotherhood candidates with the Annual Pass (For a $5 discount, please register by April 18, 2018)
$20.00 youth/adult staff (For a $5 discount, please register by April 18, 2018)
$10.00 Elangomats (For a $5 discount, please register by April 18, 2018)
Complimentary for OA youth and adult staff with the Annual Pass (Choose OA Annual Package OPTION when registering)

REGISTER BY: May 14, 2018



__ Official BSA Health Form (Part A and B)
__Field Uniform (Full Class A - Shirt, Shorts, Socks
__Sleeping bag
__Ground cloth or tarp
__Canteen or water bottle
__Insect repellent
__Work clothes
__Work gloves
__Work boots
__Pack or bag
__Hat or cap
__Sunscreen lotion
__Swim Suit
__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.


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


OA Spring Ordeal 2019

May 17-19,2019