Mini-Ordeals coming this Fall

As a way to provide additional service to our camps and more induction opportunities for Ordeal candidates this fall, we are happy to announce the addition of Mini-Ordeal weekends at Camp Roy C. Manchester  and Camp Lowe/Brotherhood Lodge on the Harry S. Frazier Scout Reservation.

There will be two Mini-Ordeals at Camp Lowe/Brotherhood Lodge on the weekends of September 25-26 and November 13-14. There will also be one Mini-Ordeal at Camp Roy C. Manchester on the weekend of October 9-10. Note that candidates will arrive on Friday night like usual, but leave on Saturday night after dinner.
These weekends will be limited in size with a cap of 25 candidates and 10 to 12 staff.  Due to this small number of staff, members will be individually asked to staff by the lodge leadership. There will be no interest form, publicly available member registration, or member walk-ons for these Mini-Ordeals. That said, we hope to see everyone at our Fall Fellowship on October 23-25 at Camp Crooked Creek!

Additionally, the Mini-Ordeals will be conducted under our COVID-19 restrictions. Click here to view the restrictions. Questions about the Mini-Ordeals can be sent to
Registration for candidates is now available online at this link.