Ordeals 1 & 2


You have been recognized as an Ordeal Candidate in the Order of the Arrow; congratulations! You have been selected by members of your troop to serve in Boy Scouts’ Honor Society, and we look forward to seeing you at your Ordeal weekend. The Ordeal is a personally challenging weekend where you will receive admittance into our Lodge. My experience in the order started out very similar to yours. I was tapped in 2011 at the age of 13, took my Ordeal that August, and it has been an amazing time since then. The Order of the Arrow has so many fun opportunities for you to come up here to our paradise of a camp, have fun, and meet great people from throughout Northwest North Carolina.

All I ask as a personal challenge to you is that you come to your Ordeal and then at least one more event after that. I think the Order has been the greatest thing in my scouting life and I hope you will give it the chance to have it be great for you.

I, on behalf of Wahissa Lodge 118, welcome you!

Will Indicott
Lodge Chief | Wahissa Lodge 118

Ordeal Bar
2017 Ordeal Dates:
Ordeal I – August 11-13, 2017
Ordeal II – September 8-10, 2017
*It is important that you show up to one of the two dates to take your Ordeal.

What to Bring

  • $45 Registration fee Includes meals, Ordeal sash, Lodge Dues, Brother- hood membership and sash plus other items that enhance your Ordeal experience
  • Extra money for the Wahissa Lodge Trading Post
  • Current BSA Medical Form
  • Work Clothes/Gloves
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Cloth
  • Class A Uniform
  • Toiletries
  • Extra Clothing (SOCKS!)
  • Tent
  • Backpack

What to Expect

The Ordeal is a vital part of the Induction Process into the Order of the Arrow. The Ordeal provides time for a Scout to reflect upon his experiences within Scouting and hopefully broaden them, making them firmer and his love for Scouting greater.

The weekend will be filled with many activities, all of which are safe and supervised. There are hundreds of thousands of OA members, all of which have participated in an Ordeal. The Ordeal experience is an experience that no Scout will ever forget because of the honor that has been bestowed upon him by being inducted into the Order of the Arrow.

When to Arrive

Please plan to arrive at Camp Raven Knob around 7:00 PM Fri- day night. Registration will begin promptly at 7:00 PM and will continue to approximately 9:00 PM. Please arrive promptly, as tardiness will delay the activities of the weekend. If you know that you will be late and cannot make it to camp by 9:00 PM, please contact the Vice Chief of Administration (VCAD). The VCAD’s information can be found under the “Lodge Officer” section of this booklet.

Registration will be in the Dining Hall.

When to Leave

The weekend will conclude at 10:00 AM Sunday morning. Par- ents should pick up their Scout at the Trading Post.

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