Sunday, 14 September 2008

Order of the Arrow


Order of the Arrow Ordeal Weekend
September 12 to 14
Well just this weekend Nanuk Lodge which is part of the Great Alaska Council held their annual Fall Ordeal for the new OA candidates. This ordeal we had 3 clans of 7 guys each for a total of 21 candidates. All of them have now become ordeal members in the Order of the Arrow. I along with 6 others guys who are Ordeal level members went for becoming a Brotherhood level member of the Order. All of us passed the interviews, requirements, and sucessfully completed the ceremony. This ordeal in particular was interesting for me due to the fact that even though I was not going through the ordeal process again for granting of membership into the Order I went through the Ordeal to serve as a elagomat. Serving as a elagomat is a very important job due to the fact that you are the person who is incharge of clan of guys who are going through and experience the Ordeal process from the very first time. You must obey all of the rules and tasks the candidates go through during the weekend.

In a later post I am going to work on defining some of the important aspects and principals of the order of the arrow.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616


1 comment:

  1. Guneu Pachkschikan: Long Knife26/10/08 19:58

    Congrats on attaining Brotherhood. I found the Brotherhood ceremony the most symbolic in addressing what Brotherhood means. Ordeal--not so much. Vigil--may you have the opportunity to find out.

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