Induction Weekend Information

Were you called out at summer camp during the last summer camp season? Well, this event is your first opportunity to attend the induction weekend and learn more about what the Order of the Arrow has to offer.

Please check the calendar for dates by clicking here.

Disclaimer: You may only attend the Fall Induction Weekend in the year that you were called out. If you are attending the Spring Induction Weekend, you may only do so the spring following the year that you were called out.

Below are the locations for the spring and fall induction weekend through 2019:

Camp 2017 2018 2019
Camp Berry Spring Fall Spring
Camp Lakota Fall Spring Fall

What to Bring:

    • Boy Scout Physical (Parts A,B & C)
    • Class A Uniform
    • Work Clothes & Extra Pair of Shoes
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Ground Cloth or Tarp
    • Clothes (dress for the weather- 2 changes)
    • Toiletries & Towel
    • Flashlight
    • Water Bottle
    • Rain Gear
    • TENT

Candidates:

If you were elected and called-out this year, this is your chance to seal your membership. You will become a member of the Order of the Arrow during the Induction Weekend! To ensure that you enjoy your weekend, please bring the items listed and register online with $45 payment. We look forward to your arrival!

Arrowmen:

We need your help at the Induction Weekend. Do you remember your Elangomat that helped you through your Induction Weekend? Well, now we are calling on you to be an Elangomat and help out the newest members of our Lodge! Sign up by registering online with $20. Don’t forget the items listed! We hope you join us in inducting our new members

Check-in: Friday 7 p.m.
Check-out: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Concerns? Contact us at lodgechief@mawatwoakus.org

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can I go through my Induction Weekend? Scouts and leaders elected as candidates have two opportunities to go through their Induction Weekend. These are in the fall and in the spring.  If you were elected you should receive a letter/email about a month before each function with the specific dates and costs. If you have not received your letter you can call the Scout Office, ask any OA member, or contact an Executive Committee member by going to the Lodge Leadership page on this website.

What happens if I can’t make it to or miss both of the Induction Weekends? Each candidate has exactly one year of eligibility from the date of their call out. After that date, you must stand for election, provided you still meet the membership requirements.

What happens after my Induction Weekend? After you have completed your Induction Weekend, you will have the opportunity to shop at the trading post, meet your fellow lodge members, and go through the “OA Fair” on Sunday morning.

What happens if the weather is bad? The Induction Weekend will be held regardless of the weather. The only exception is if the weather will be severe enough for the event to be canceled. In the case of severe weather, a mass email will be sent out to all registered participants and staff.

What will happen during the Induction Weekend? If you are a concerned parent and would like to know, you can contact the Lodge Adviser by going to the Lodge Leadership page.

How much does an Induction Weekend cost? The fee to attend an Induction Weekend as a “Candidate” is $45.00. This fee includes the following; fist year membership dues, new ordeal sash, current lodge flap, current OA handbook, four meals, and one cracker barrel.