Before the Ordeal

After the Order of the Arrow unit election, a Scouter is considered a candidate until completion of the Ordeal. It is the purpose of the Ordeal to have the candidate reflect on his own Scout life and character and come to a deeper understanding of the Scout Oath and the principles of the Order of the Arrow.

The following is a checklist of items to bring to your Ordeal (printable form):

  • A carving of an arrow with a string at both ends to be worn as a necklace
  • Flashlight
  • Class A Boy Scout uniform
  • Work clothes
  • Work gloves
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  • Poncho or rain coat
  • Tarp
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Canteen

It is very important that you do not bring any electronics to the ordeal. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cell Phone
  • Gaming devinces
  • Laptop
  • Etc...

On a final note, please provide the Calcasieu Area Council with an up-to-date Annual Health and Medical Record

After the Ordeal

The National Order of the Arrow website has provided new members with great resources, including a program called Jumpstart Training. We highly encourage that you go through the program, which can be done at your own pace online.