Saturday, November 18, 2017

Summer Ordeal 2017

Online registration is OPEN.
You can register HERE.

Congratulations upon your election as a candidate for the Order of the Arrow. You can take great pride in your being selected by your fellow Scouts, but realize that you are now only a candidate for membership. A greater thrill awaits you when you become a member of the Order and are decorated with the Order of the Arrow sash. This happens when you have successfully completed the Ordeal.

Your next opportunity to participate in the Ordeal will be 10-13 August 2017 at Camp Barstow. To prepare for this event you should:

  • Determine how you will get to and from camp. Plan to arrive at camp on Thursday evening between 6:00 and 7:00 pm. Dinner is NOT provided Thursday night, so eat before you arrive or bring a bag supper. (NOTE: the Summer SUPER Fellowship also begins on Thursday night
  • Register and pay $60.00 online HERE.
  • Bring a current BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A & B) when you arrive at camp.

We want you to have an exciting yet safe experience in your Ordeal. Its tests are physically challenging. You will leave the comforts of home behind you. You will walk a lot and exert yourself physically on a restricted diet. If you have a permanent physical or medical problem or dietary restrictions which could limit your participation, please notify the Ordeal Chairman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would like to make advance plans so that you can have the very best possible experience.

If you become ill just before the Ordeal, stay in bed. If you currently have any temporary physical or medical problem which could limit your participation, we strongly encourage you to wait until the problem passes. We will be happy to help you make alternative plans.

If you are unable to attend this Ordeal, there will be another opportunity in March 2017 but only if it has been less than one year since your election. You will find an equipment list enclosed; please review it carefully. We look forward to your joining us in membership in the Order of the Arrow.

The Summer SUPER Fellowship begins with your Ordeal dinner on Friday night. So come prepared to have a great time in fellowship with Muscogee Lodge at the end of your Ordeal.

Download the Ordeal Candidate Letter

Download the BSA Health form HERE.

There will be a callout Thursday night. All candidates who have been elected but have not yet been called-out are encouraged to attend the Summer Ordeal and SUPER Fellowship.

Chapter Campsite Assignments

Ehalluchsit - Congaree 
Sukeu Sipo - Congaree (small Adirondack)
Tschitanek Woakus - Salkehatche 
Tschitaneu Aptonagan - Edisto
Wischiki - Saluda

ALL Adirondacks are for YOUTH only!