BROTHERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

 

 After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and after fulfilling certain requirements, you may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order of the Arrow.

 

Challenge 1: Memorize the following signs of Order of the Arrow Membership:

  • The Obligation of the Order
  • The Order of the Arrow Official Song
  • The Admonition
  • The sign of Ordeal membership
  • The Arrow handclasp

 

Challenge 2: Gain a thorough understanding of the Ordeal through which you have passed.

Challenge 3: Serve your unit. Retain your registration in Scouting.

Challenge 4: Retain your registration in your Order of the Arrow lodge and keep your dues paid. Be aware that acceptance of Brotherhood membership involves a pledge of service to the lodge. Develop a concrete idea of how you plan to fulfill this pledge.

Challenge 5: When you earnestly feel that you have met the four challenges above, write a letter to your lodge or chapter secretary (depending on who is administering the induction). The points it needs to address:

  • Explain what you think the Obligation means.
  • Describe how you have been fulfilling this Obligation in your troop or team and in your daily life, and how you have used your understanding of the Ordeal to aid in this service.
  • A description of your specific plans for giving service in the lodge program

 

You may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony at any of Passaconoaway Lodge’s Fellowship weekends.

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