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Mar 24-25, 2017
Spring Ordeal

2017 Spring OA Ordeal



Please plan to join us Friday, March 24 through Saturday, March 25th at Camp Simpson at the 2017 Spring Ordeal as we will be inducting new members, sealing memberships with the brotherhood ceremony and further organizing our chapters in each of the districts.

Check In from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Friday at Carlock                     This event will end at 9:00 pm on Saturday

RSVP via e-mail to by Thursday, March 23 at Noon

or click here to RSVP and pay online  


Please plan to join us as we will be inducting new members, sealing memberships with the brotherhood ceremony and further organizing our chapters in each of the districts. We will do some service work (weather permitting), a lot of work towards our Merit Badge Fair scheduled for April 22, make plans for the conclave and summer activities (see schedule below), talk about changes to our flap, talk about a leather totem and bead recognition system, have some fun and much more. Adults will carry the load for the merit badge fair as we want our arrowmen to be earning merit badges that day. So, we need to finalize the badges we will offer and the instructors. Instructors do not need to be OA members!!!

Let’s see if we can set a new five year high for attendance and shift our lodge into another gear. You can always see what is happening in your lodge or ask questions or post information on our facebook page “Wisiwanik 190.” It is a “closed” group, so just request to join and we will approve your request as fast as we can.

Much more information will be sent out before the ordeal concerning how you can help. We will need Elangomats from EACH CHAPTER, ceremony team members and work team leaders.

COST: (Note: due to the successful Cub Scout Adventure Day these prices are much lower than last fall!)
$30 Candidates (includes sash, 2017 dues, book, flap,meals) (+$5 if no RSVP)

$25 Brotherhood Candidates (+ $10 for Dues for 2017 if not paid) (includes sash, flap, meals) (+$5 if no RSVP)

$15 Members (+10 if dues for 2017 not paid) (+$5 if no RSVP) (includes meals)

Members – Matthews Hall (Youth) or Phil-Kit (Adults)     Ordeal Candidates – outside under the stars

All- Work gloves, uniforms, bedding or sleeping bag, clothing for the weather

Candidates – all of the above, plus ground cloth and sleeping bag and, if desired blankets (check the weather before you come), 6 inch long wooden arrow on a rope (leather or other material) to be worn around your neck. This arrow should be at least a quarter inch thick and a ½ inch wide. It can be as ornate as you want or as simple as a ¼ inch thick board that is at least six inches long (point to base) and a half inch wide at along what would be the shaft of the arrow. The arrow should have a point. You will not wear your uniform until late Saturday.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN: (a detailed schedule will be available on arrival)

Check in will be 5:00 - 7:00 at Carlock with the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony at 8:00 followed by a cracker barrel and some chapter against chapter competitions (bring your cards and favorite board games). Breakfast will be served at 8:00 on Saturday morning with work to follow. Lunch will be at noon with more work to follow. A lodge business meeting will be held at 4:00. Completing any unfinished work will follow this. Dinner will be at 6:00. The Brotherhood ceremony will start at 7:30 and will be immediately followed by the Ordeal Ceremony. Rides home should plan to arrive just after 9:00.   

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? SUGGESTIONS? Please contact Doug Crowson at 580-263-8757 or Pat Fountain, Lodge Advisor at (preferred) or text or call him at 580 320 5511. Also see Wisiwanik 190 on Facebook.


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