Maskek Woakus mini-Ordeal
20-21 November 2020
Camp Barstow


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Order of the Arrow has extended the time for a candidate to complete their Ordeal from the usual 12 months from date of election to 24 months. This applies to all candidates elected after 1 February 2019. 

Muscogee Lodge recognizes that some OA candidates may wish to complete their Ordeal as soon as possible. The Maskek Woakus Chapter of Muscogee Lodge is conducting a mini-Ordeal at Camp Barstow Friday evening & all day Saturday, 20-21 November 2020. 

The health and safety of our members is our greatest concern. Our plans for the mini-Ordeal are in keeping with the best practices and recommendations of the BSA, Indian Waters Council, CDC and DHEC. One significant limitation is that each mini-Ordeal will only include a small number of candidates. Those considering a mini-Ordeal must not have any risk factors associated with COVID-19 and should have had no known exposure to anyone with COVID-19 within the past two weeks. (link to COVID-19 Camping Requirements below)

Thank you for your patience as we work through the safest and best way to offer Ordeal opportunities during this pandemic. The leadership of Muscogee Lodge has been working very hard and over an ever changing “landscape” of guidelines and considerations. 

If you have any questions, please direct them to the Lodge Adviser, Dan Wagner or the Chapter Adviser, Don Gignilliat

Thank You! 

Will Kepley 
Ordeal Chairman

Tommy Kepley 
Muscogee Lodge Chief 

Dan Wagner 
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Download the Informed Consent Form

Download the COVID-19 Camping Requirements.

Download the Ordeal Candidate Letter

Download the BSA Health form HERE.