Ordeal Candidates

On behalf of Octoraro Lodge 22, we would like to congratulate you on being nominated to join Scouting’s national honor society. Below is the information for registering for an Ordeal Weekend. Also, there is a list of common questions that people have asked. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at ordeal@octoraro22.org.

Here is a welcome letter for new candidates.

Registration Information (registration for each year opens January 1st):

April Ordeal Weekend: April 27th – April 29th, 2018

June Ordeal Weekend: June 8th – 10th, 2018

September Ordeal Weekend: September 28th – 30th, 2018

Click on the Event Registration link in the side bar to register for your desired ordeal weekend.


Here are a few FAQ that candidates have been asking:

Where can I find the ordeal packet?

Right Here! (Also on the resources page)

When can I take my Ordeal?

September Fellowship Weekend (last weekend in September unless otherwise noted, see calendar page)
April Service Weekend (last weekend in April unless otherwise noted, see calendar page)
June Service Weekend (first weekend in June unless otherwise noted, see calendar page)

Where is the Ordeal?

The Ordeal weekends take place at Camp Horseshoe located at the Horseshoe Scout Reservation. Upon arrival, candidates should go directly to the Kindness Center.

What should I pack?

Included in your Ordeal packet is a list of required and suggested items for you to bring with you. Make sure you closely follow this guideline as it is required.

What if I can’t make my selected Ordeal?

You will need to contact the Lodge as soon as possible and we will try to reschedule the date.

How long do I have to complete my Ordeal?

You have one year from your election date. If you cannot make any of our three weekends, you will need written permission from the Lodge Chief or Lodge Advisor granting you an extension.

I took my Ordeal in September, do I already owe dues?

No, your dues are paid through September of the next year. This is true for all candidates. Once you take your ordeal, your dues are paid through September of the next year.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

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