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Bay Area CouncilWINTER ORDEAL 2021

OA Wihinipa Hinsa Winter Ordeal 2021

The Wihinipa Hinsa Lodge #113 holds a Winter Ordeal at Camp Karankawa every January. 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 Callout 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: January 8-10-2021

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.-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 2021.
(For a $5 discount, please register by December 10, 2020)

$60.00 Registered Ordeal Candidates
$40.00 Registered Brotherhood Candidates
$25.00 Registered Brotherhood Candidates with Annual Pass
$20.00 Registered Youth/Adult Staff
$10.00 Elangomats, Current OA members only
Complimentary, OA Youth/Adult Staff with Annual Pass (Choose OA Annual Package OPTION when registering)


_ Official BSA Health Form (Parts A&B)

_ Field Uniform (Full Class A - Shirt, Pants or Shorts, Socks) Required at Saturday's ceremony.
_ Sleeping bag
_ Ground cloth (waterproof)
_ Canteen or water bottle
_ Bug spray
_ Work clothes
_ Work gloves
_ Work boots
_ Rain gear (if needed)
_ Zip-lock bags
_ Hat
_ Sunscreen

REGISTER BY: January 2, 2021



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