Order of the Arrow
Please join us for Order of the Arrow (OA) service weekends at Camp Horseshoe
Just elected candidates:
To complete your induction into the OA you must attend an OA work weekend at Camp Horseshoe.
If you were just elected (see list below), you must register for the weekend at: http://octoraro22.org/ordeal-canidates
Click here for the OA weekend info packet.
You must report to camp Friday night. You will spend Friday night with the other candidates, weather permitting, camping under the stars. You will stay Saturday night with all of us in our traditional OA weekend home, Schramm Lodge, familiar to us as this is one of the lodges we use for our Horseshoe winter weekend. We will be finished and leaving camp around 9:00 AM Sunday.
You will need to follow the instructions on the candidate sign-up page (see link above) for what to bring for Friday night. For Saturday night, you should bring what you normally would for a weekend campout packed in a duffel bag, including a sleeping bag, pillow, and a complete change of clothes. You must also have a full scout uniform: bring a summer uniform.
Meals are served out of the Horseshoe Dining Hall, so there is no need to worry about food. The trading post will be open as well.
(See lists below)
Please come prepared to work on projects to improve the camp and support those who were just tapped out.
Remember to bring your full Class A uniform and your OA sash.
You must register for the weekend at:
Click here to register.
It is preferred you come for the entire weekend.
If you cannot make the entire weekend, then please come for the work projects on Saturday and plan to stay through the Ceremony on Saturday night to support your fellow scouts who are being inducted.
If you are eligible for Brotherhood (you have been in the OA for at least 10 months): please consider taking your Brotherhood this weekend.
You must have a current medical form for the weekend.
Click here for the health form: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx
We will not meet at the cabin and we will not be taking the bus.
Everyone gets themselves to camp.
The website for the lodge is:
The website for Chester County Council is:
Any questions: Please email or call me.
See you all there!
This organization was established in 1915, close by on Treasure Island Scout Camp in the Delaware River, as a way to recognize those who had, through their service to others, shown a dedication to the ideals of scouting.
In Chester County, the Order of the Arrow (OA) is particularly strong and primarily functions as a service organization to help maintain Camp Horseshoe, which many of us feel is the jewel in the crown of scouting in Chester County.